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Hippie subculture started as a youth movement in early 1960s in the United States and later it spread across the world. In India, the hippie subculture is connected to psy-trance or psychedelic trance scene. Hippies or ‘flower children’ don’t care about what people are thinking and they are seen in a constant celebration of life. If you tired of the daily routine and want to just chill for a while, head off to these hippie locations. Also Read - With 35 Deaths, 1400 Confirmed Cases in India, Delhi's Nizamuddin Emerges as New Epicentre of Coronavirus

1. Goa


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Goa is one of the top hippie locations in India. Between 1969 and 1970, thousands of hippies arrived here after an overland journey across Europe and South Asia. They traveled across Istanbul, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan to reach India. After reaching India, many of them settled in Goa. The state is still preferred by hippies for its white sand beaches and trance music. You can spend the day lazing around and later at night, attend the most amazing party on the beach. Also Read - Punjabi Hottie Sargun Mehta Flaunts Her Perfect Washboard Abs in Crop Top And Denim Pants

2. Varkala

Varkala, located in Kerala, is also a heaven for hippies. Beaches in Varkala come alive with trance music that will instantly transport you to a different world. The place is usually less crowded and is perfect to live like a hippie. The small cafes, spectacular beach and shops selling everything from chunky jewelry to clothes will make you extend your stay. Also Read - Coronavirus Pandemic: No Pay Cut For South African Cricketers For 2020-21 Season Despite Growing Concerns

3. Kasol


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Located amidst the scenic valley of Himachal Pradesh, Kasol is a paradise for backpackers and a perfect  base for trekkers. One thing that attracts hippies to Kasol is the delicious food at cheap price. Even the accommodation is really cheap. You will be treated to spectacular views of the mountains in this hippie land.

4. Manali

The smell of the ‘pot’ grown here is just one of the things that pulls hippies to this hill station. Manali, located in Himachal Pradesh, is sweet and lazy place. You can visit cafes and restaurants frequented by hippies and enjoy a chat with them. Manali is blessed with lush greenery and is a visual treat. You can also visit Old Manali, which is far less crowded or commercialized than Manali.

5. Gokarna


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Gokarna, in Karnataka, is famous for its Om beach and Mahabaleshwara temple. The long stretch of pristine beaches is where you will experience the hippie culture. Dance to trance music on the beach to forget all your worries. You must take a stroll on Half-moon beach, Kudle beach and Paradise beach.

6. Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a hill station located in Tamil Nadu. Although the location is a popular family vacation destination, Vattakanal, which is near to Kodaikanal, is famous among hippies. Vattakanal is also known as ‘Little Israel’. Rave parties are pretty common here. Vattakanal is not very well known and is usually not very crowded, so now you know where you should go if you want a chill out vacation.

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