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Here is Where You Can Make Friends From Around the World and Breathe the Cleanest Air!

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Just pack a bag and go! There awesome solo destinations await you!

Here is Where You Can Make Friends From Around the World and Breathe the Cleanest Air!:

  1. Gokarna (Karnataka)
  2. McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)
  3. Murudeshwara (Karnataka)
  4. Orchha (Madhya Pradesh)
  5. Lahaul and Spiti (Himachal Pradesh)
  6. Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)

1. Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna, Karnatakasource: flickr

Beaches, temples, peace, yoga retreats, partying - Gokarna has it all. Known for a very relaxed lifestyle, Gokarna is ideal to just laze around and experience coastal Karnataka. Stay at a beach shack to enjoy Gokarna the authentic way.

Shivam tells you why this place is magic, "Gokarna, A place so calm and tranquil(on weekdays only) you won't believe. The best time is of course during winter when the weather is bearable but during peak summer months too this place is pure magic. If you have the time on weekdays then this should be the first place on your list. The crowd is 95% foreigners mostly coming from Israel, Russia, Europe and they are super friendly. I spent two weeks in Gokarna alone and I didn't get bored even once. Apart from the main Gokarna beach (not worth it), Kudle, Om, Half moon and Paradise beaches are worth dying for."

2. McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh

McLeodganj, Himachal Pradeshsource: wikimedia

Live the perfect Lama life in Mcleodganj. Experience true Tibetan culture through interactions with monks,vising monasteries and buying Tibetan souvenirs. 

Aditi gives you some more reasons to be here, "A peaceful and a beautiful place to visit. The freshness of the air is unbeatable. You are free from hassles of the daily life. On the way to the trek, no mobile phone signals are there. It seems like you are floating among the clouds. Its a magical place and makes you wonder about the spectacular beauty nature has to offer."

3. Murudeshwar, Karnataka

Murudeshwar, Karnatakasource: wikimedia

A gigantic Shiva status in a park, a gorgeous beach and economical water-sports. Fits the bill? Don't wait anymore for Murudeshwar is the perfect seaside destination if you don't intend on shelling out a fortune. Stay in one of the many awesome hotels here.

Rakesh tells you just how awesome his trip was: "Got mesmerized by the view of the world's 2nd tallest Shiva statue on the top and the seashore on the right. The night was warm, the beach was still full of visitors.Next day early morning, we just went for a walk on the beach, the fresh air and sea breeze just wake you up!! You will find people taking bath, and as clock struck 8, the jet boats and the jet skis are full on. After a walk around the Shiva status and temples, spent the day on the beach. Glad to find good seafood at Naveen beach resort.Took a private jet boat to the island in the afternoon, enjoyed the sunset right from the middle of sea."

4. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Orchha, Madhya Pradeshsource: wikimedia

If there was ever an ignored heritage destination, it was Orchha. A showcase of Rajput and Bundela history, Orchha rarely gets as many visitors as other famous historic cities. So if you're a culture buff, this is the place for you. Check out where to check in.

Pankti tells you why you shouldn't miss being here, "Orchha, a historically enticing city, surrounded by lush greenary and pictureseque hills, the capital of the mighty Bundela Rajput kings. A city that has witnessed Indian history etch itself, is one of the most sought for locations for the lovers of both, history and nature.This city served as a home to a legacy of rulers and thus, is rich in heritage. Every monument built, has its own story and the laser show in the evening at the Orchha fort is an invitation to all the curiosity-driven people who wish to take a plunge into the history of this enchanting town."


5. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradeshsource: wikimedia

Lose yourself in the lap of nature and let your senses overpower you at Spiti. The beauty around you will almost be too much to take in. Experience buddhist culture, natural beauty, solitude and stunning scenery in Spiti Valley. Plan a stay in one of these awesome retreats

Ami shares her ethereal experience: "Through my journey from Manali to Spiti I saw the transition in the shades and hues of the mountains going from green (forest) to brown (desert).The journey was adventurous and breathtaking with spectacular views of the infinite mountain ranges that ran till the end of sight and beyond. During our stay at Spiti, we visited various places and beautiful villages like Losar, Kaza, Tabo, Ki, Kibber, Comic, Dhankar, Langza, Laung, Chandratal Lake, Pine Valley,etc. that laid peacefully in the lap of the stupendous Himalayan range. The locals being as calm and welcoming as the mountains lured us to stay back and left us craving for more."

6. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadusource: wikimedia

They say that staring at the infinite ocean can give you some perspective in life. Kanyakumari proves it true. With sunsets resembling paintings and the horizon forming a canvas for your thoughts, possibilities are endless. Check out where to check in.

Kiran totally reflects our thoughts: "Oceans never sleep and horses hardly sit, that's what my mother told me while giving lessons of working hard to attain one's goal. And this lesson came alive to me when I decided to touch high seas in a boat early morning. Wonder how tiny I am in the vast ocean guarded by strong fishermen. The most meaningful moment of my earthly life. Beyond five senses I was touching five elements. Gasping for ultimate truth lost unto vastness of waters. Kanyakumari is sacred and well known for centuries. Quietly I sat by the ocean. This is no more scary. Praying at temple the purest feeling of levitation is sublime. Words fail to express. Rising sun showers light without any discrimination."

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