Have you ever wondered, what if there were fewer people in that photograph you took of your favorite location? Or you wanted to hear out what that waterfall wanted to say to you but it got lost in all the cheering and shouting of the group you were traveling with? Maybe you never met anyone thinking like this or maybe you are not one of those who want to travel alone. But let me introduce you to the one who wants to do this, yes I am talking about myself, guess I am one of those ‘the Introverts’. I am not saying I don’t like traveling with a group or don’t like a crowded place, but if I want to connect with myself or with my favorite friend – nature, I don’t think anyone else is needed.
So, here are the 10 delightful destinations for people who do not believe in, ‘the more the merrier’ but ‘the less the saner’!
As an introvert, I always found the North-East region of our beautiful country to provide the best places to find yourself and lose all the craziness going around. If you just open your eyes and feel like you are in heaven, it is quite possible that you are in Ziro. With its gentle pine-clad mountains surrounding those graceful rice fields, Ziro just let you sleep in her comforting embrace. And if you are interested in knowing about the culture and people of that place, the Apatanis tribe is one of those which resembles introverts the most. With their permanent settlements in this heavenly place, they provide the best company, only if you need one.
Nearby Places To Visit: Meghna Cave Temple, Tally Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
I call Gokarna, the Goa of introverts. Beautiful beaches ranging from sandy to rocky and some of the hidden ones too. If you want to explore the true beauty of Gokarna, plan a trip anytime between January to March and choose a non-holiday period and weekends to explore the true introvert’s paradise. There is also a high chance to meet some of your fellow introverts; do not forget to carry a book and your musical instrument, else enjoy the scenic view from a distance while relaxing in a hammock.
Nearby Places To Visit: Murudeshwar, Paradise Beach, Om Cafe, Sri Mahabaleshwara Swamy Temple
Talpona Beach, Goa
Now do not give me that ‘are you kidding?’ expression! Goa for introverts might sound like a big joke to you. But so close to that hustle bustle of Goa, in the southern part, there is this lonely beach which gives perfect sight of the sunset. In that golden stretch, an evening stroll is a perfect activity to go for.
Nearby Places To Visit: Rock Formations, Rajbaga Beach, Sadolxem Bridge
Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti means ‘The middle land’, this is the land between Tibet and India. With its dreamlike deserted landscape, Spiti provides a perfect view for introverts. If you like to volunteer and know a close-knit community, Spiti provides an opportunity for that too.
Nearby Places To Visit: Chandratal, Key Monastery, Lhalung Monastery
Khasi hills in Meghalaya provide some of the best waterfalls and mountain views. It will give you that raw feel of nature and most of the places are secluded and provide the solace you are urging most of your life. You can start with a serene view of Umiam lake and then go to beautiful Mawphlang forest and can also cover those beautiful valleys and waterfalls of Laitlum. If you are missing your counterparts, the extroverts, then you can give a short visit to Shilong and Cherrapunji.
Nearby Places To Visit: Kyllang Rock, Elephant Falls, Heritage Village
Shantiniketan, West Bengal
Shantiniketan, ‘abode of peace’, is a wonderful creation of Rabindranath Tagore. If you are the one who is interested in learning about the literature and culture of our country, Shantiniketan provides the perfect place to begin your journey in the mysterious world of literature. Shantiniketan is at its best during festivals like Basant Utsav or Rabindra Jayanti. ‘Vichittra’ museum and ‘Nandan’ art gallery will surely satisfy that budding artist in you.
Nearby Places To Visit: Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Sonajhuri Forest
Pahalgam provides the most beautiful and scenic views of mother nature. Located in Jammu and Kashmir, Pahalgam is the starting point of the famous Amarnath yatra. You can choose your own path there as it is a place of many trekking and hiking trails. Liddar river provides multiple beautiful views that you will remember forever in life.
Nearby Places To Visit: Betaab Valley, Tulian Lake, Sonamarg
Tso Moriri lake in Ladakh is a wonder of nature. Flora and fauna in and around Tso Moriri are unique and you can find migratory birds, marmots, wild asses, and Tibetan wolves in this area. The picturesque multi-shades of blue and green water of Tso Moriri lake will awaken that hidden photographer in you. Tso Moriri is the highest lake of India and the altitude along with providing the breathtaking view, takes your breath away literally, so you surely need acclimatization.
Nearby Places To Visit: Pangong Lake, Korzok, Dukhang, Matho Monastery, Sun Temple
Kausani is also called the “Switzerland of India”. It is about 40 km from Bageshwar District of Uttarakhand. TIt is a 300 km wide, marvelous paranormal view of several peaks of the Himalayas. The place is known for its spectacular view and the ashrams around the city. There are also tea gardens nearby. One can enjoy the serene treks of the hills and mountains here and take pleasure in the magnificent view of the peaks. It is heaven to all the silent and peace-loving introverts. People can let themselves and surrender to the beauty of nature, the views of the mountains here.
Nearby Places To Visit: Pinnath, Someshwar, Lakshmi Ashram, Gwaldum
It is a small town 6km north of Pondicherry. It has a very interesting history behind its foundation. This town was a vision of The Mother from Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry as it’s an international town. She envisioned a town where unity will be celebrated and all will have a spiritual vocation. Auroville is very spread out and large, so if you want to get around freely, rent an e-cycle or motorbike. Around the City or the urban area, lies a Green Belt which is environment research and resource area and includes farms and forestries, a botanical garden, seed bank, medicinal and herbal plants, water catchment bunds, and some communities.
Nearby Places To Visit: Maitri Mandir, Organic Farm, Auro Beach, Tibetan Centre