Our lives today are ruled by technology. Wherever you go, you see people on their smartphones, tablets or laptops. Some of it is work and a lot of it is browsing through social media accounts that give you a window into other people’s lives. Add to it the cars, the vending machines, and the numerous gadgets we use to make our lives easier, and what we have is a life governed and dictated by technology. It can often get so overwhelming and the only way to break away from it is to escape to someplace amidst nature where there is no sign of technology. (ALSO SEE 16 spectacular photos of the most beautiful villages around the world) India is home to a number of picturesque places which have steered clear of a technological overload. These places are heaven for those looking to get away form the urban pace of life, pollution and of course, the Internet. Here are the best places in India to take a break from technology.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Kaziranga National Park in Assam
Kaziranga National Park in Assam is one of India’s finest wildlife sanctuaries. With the highest number of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses and highest density of tigers in India, Kaziranga is a delight for wildlife lovers. The flora and fauna of this place is so amazing that you will actually forget about your smartphone while catching a glimpse of the rhinos in their natural habitat.
Pangong Tso, Ladakh
Pangong Tso in Ladakh
One of the most mesmerizing places in the world, the Pangong Tso in Ladakh is one of Kashmir’s biggest tourist attractions. The changing colors of the lake and the spectacular mountain backdrop is as beautiful as it gets. Most place in Ladakh have no cell phone network whcih means that you will inadvertently be cut off from technology for a bit.
Kolad, a prime river rafting destination in Maharashtra
Kolad is Maharashtra’s prime river rafting destination. It has a number of water sporting activities and several tour operators offer camping experiences. You will obviously forget about technology as you brave the rapids while following the loud instructions of your trained guide during rafting.
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand
A 14 km trek from Govidghat gets you to the stunning Valley of flowers in Uttarakhand. The mesmerizing beauty of numerous wild flowers that bloom here will make you forget every worry. You can and should obviously click photos of the enchanting landscape here but that’s all the technology that you need. Let nature take care of the rest. CHECK OUT Best time to visit Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand
Double Decker Living Root bridges, Meghalaya
Double-decker living root bridges in Nongriat near Cherrapunji
Located in Nongriat near Cherraounji in Meghalaya, the double-decker living root bridges are one of the finest natural wonders of India. You need to trek across a couple of hillocks including around 3000 steps for 3 hours to get to this spot. technology will naturally be the last thing on your mind. However, once you reach this pristine destination, you will find that it is totally worth it. You may actually be tempted to stay back.
Kheerganga, Himachal Pradesh
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Parvati Valley’s trekking delight Kheerganga is known for its breathtaking landscape of snow-clad peaks all around and the hot water springs that are one of the best in north India. A 4-hour trek from Barsheni gets you to this splendid camping destinations and you feel as cut off from the technological world as you would like to be.
Keri beach, Goa
Keri beach in north Goa
Would you believe that there is a spot in Goa which is actually quiet, secluded and cut off from all the parties and noise? It is none other than the pristine Keri beach in north Goa. The ride to Keri is as rejuvenating as the beach itself and it is one of the few places in the state where you can hear only nature and no sound of cars, bikes, music or people.
Jog Falls, Karnataka
Jog Falls in Karnataka
Jog Falls in Karnataka is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India. It is the country’s second highest plunge waterfalls and is located in the Shimoga district which is abundant in lush green natural beauty. Such is the charm of this whole region that you will fall in love with nature and want to never get back to your laptop and smartphone. NOW SEE 5 Reasons You Must Drive to Rajmachi For A Weekend Trip
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