#TravelBytes: 5 best destinations for laid-back Indian travelers
Want to take a break from seemingly never-ending work, head on to an unexplored town, put up at a humble abode, and just enjoy numbness and nothingness, with a pint in hand? We totally feel you. Some people just don't desire that adrenaline-boosting river-raft experience, they just want to get lost in a new place. For them, we've short-listed the 5 best travel destinations.
Roam around the beautiful streets of India's own little France
Pondicherry joined Independent India without any haste - 7 years later. The once-French colony has always been doing things at its own, slow pace, which makes it a perfect retreat for laid-back travelers. When in Pondy, visit the world-renowned Auroville Ashram, or relax on its scenic beaches, or simply roam around in the beautiful streets. Don't miss out on the lip-smacking French delicacies either.
The town is known as the Mini Switzerland of India
Just an hour-drive away from the popular Himachal tourist stop of Dalhousie, Khajjiar is an out-of-the-world little town, which is great if you just want to lie down and look at the breathtaking natural beauty around. Enjoy the picturesque scenery of the Khajjiar lake, with the Deodar forests in the background, surrounded by the mighty Dauladhar mountains. Truly a delight for lazy lads.
Varkala in Kerala is a paradise for lazy travelers
A paradise for hippies as they call it, Varkala in Kerala is another great getaway for all the lazy souls out there. A relaxing town in every sense of the word, Varkala will get you high with traces of hippie culture, spirituality and its beautiful beaches. Also, consider taking a tour to the Janardhanaswamy temple and enjoy the cuisine of God's own country.
Let yourself lose in this Himachal treat
If the feel-good weather all-year-round isn't reason enough for you to book a bus to this heavenly Himachal town, Mcleodganj has got more to offer. Make time for a relaxed-picnic by the lake, stroll around the narrow bazaars, or just cherish the snow-clad hills, to have an unforgettable stay here. One can also try their hand at yoga in this peaceful little town.
Presenting the Mini Israel of India, ladies and gentlemen!
The rather quiet place, Kasol is sure to cast a magic spell on you with its unending beauty, lush-green mountains, and beautiful lakes. Known popularly as the Mini-Israel of India, Kasol is a favorite pick for any chilled-out soul out there. And the best part is that you get quality yet cheap food and accommodation there.