Need Rest ? : Visit These isolated places
So just check out these interesting places to give feeling of isolation from world as well give you peace for while you will fresh of course. You can visit these places with your partner or with family also
Silent Valley National Park
Silent Valley National Park actually filters the unbearable noises and subjects your ears to the nature’s melodies. A part of the Western Ghats World Heritage Site, the park hosts wealth of mountain rainforests and is home to the likes of lion-tailed macaque, Malabar Giant Squirrel and loads of other animals and birds.
- Best Time: November-March
- How to Reach: The main entry and visitor’s centre is located at Sairandhri, which is accessible from the district headquarters Palakkad about 68 km away via NH 213. Buses from Palakkad help the visitors to reach the nearest town Mannarkkad, about 37 km away, or Mukkali, about 18 km away from Sairandhri. The closest railway station and airports are Palakkad about 66 km and Coimbatore about 91 km respectively.
- Things to Know: 24 seater Mini bus and 20 jeeps each accommodating 6 people operate from Mukkali for day visitors. The entry is allowed from 08:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. Wear proper boots and carry salts to combat leeches. Prior permission is required for camping and trekking.
Look no further than Dzukou Valley, or the Valley of Flowers in Northeast India, which dons lush green meadows and carpets of exotic flowers and is pampered by unending calmness. Located at the border of Nagaland and Manipur, the valley unfolds unique surprises like chirpy streams and natural caves at every step of the 15-17 km. long trekking routes.
- Best Time: June-September
- How to Reach: First reach Dimapur by flight or train and then board a bus to Kohima (about 74 km. away). Hire a taxi from Kohima to reach Viswema (about 23 km. away) or Zakhama (about 16 km. away), each serving as the base camp for the trek.
- Things to Know: Discover rare herbs, shrubs and flowers (especially the indigenous lilies) at the valley. Camping (carry required equipments) can be done with permission. Indian visitors require Inner Line Permit from Dimapur while foreigners must register themselves with the concerned authorities at Dimapur or Kohima. Porters are available for the trek.
Turquoise lagoons and luxuriantly green palm groves separated by the clean silvery beaches. Agatti Island of the Lakshadweep Group in the Indian Ocean beckons. Surrounded by the magnificent world of corals, you realize that the time has come to standstill and you are being overpowered by the unsurpassable calmness.
- Best Time: October to mid-May
- How to Reach: Board a flight to Agatti Aerodrome from Cochin International Airport.
- Things to Know: Enjoy activities like scuba diving, kayaking and glass-bottomed boat riding. Picking corals, plucking coconuts and carrying alcohol are the punishable acts on these islands. Nude swimming or sunbathing is prohibited.
Sarnath, the small town near the holiest Hindu city Varanasi continues to bear the stamp of mysticism amidst beautiful patches on green and a different kind of relaxation in the atmosphere. Explore the Buddhist stupas, viharas and Ashoka’s Pillar and some invaluable artefacts at the museum and delve deep into the place’s serenity.
- Best Time: October-March
- How to Reach: Varanasi (about 10 km. away) is the closest city with a busy airport and railhead (Sarnath too has a railway station, but with limited connectivity). From Varanasi, local buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws can be hired.
- Things to Know: The road from Varanasi to Sarnath is broken and dust-laden at places and thus, the short journey may consumer more than 30 min. Prefer to hire a taxi as auto-rickshaw rides are extremely bumpy. Avoid hiring unauthorized guides who may offer cheap deals. Friday is not a preferred day when the museum, an important attraction, is closed. Wear decent clothes.
World’s largest river island, Majuli in the state of Assam is a scenic spectacle flanked by River Brahmaputra on both sides. Rich countryside dotted with rice fields and beautiful monasteries called satras, which also act as engaging cultural centres, the island showcases wonderful avifauna and enchanting scenes of rising sun. Fall in love with the verdant greenery spread all over and have some whispering dialogues with the nature.
- Best Time: October-March
- How to Reach: You must first reach Jorhat, either by road or in a flight from Guwahati. From here, board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Neamati Ghat (about 16 km. away) from where the ferries start to take the visitors to the island.
- Things to Know: Be prepared to face frequent power cuts and lack of running water (hand pumps are available) while staying at the guesthouses and other accommodations on the island. Don’t miss cycling to explore the amazing countryside and river cruises. Ferry timings are 08:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 01:00 p.m., 03:00 p.m. and 04:00 p.m. and the fare is INR 20 per head.
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