Hippies are a liberal counterculture. They are the ones that do not care about the norms of the society. They live life every moment and find ultimate happiness in being and finding themselves. While there are hippies who choose the lifestyle for life, many young people let their inner hippie out once in a while when they take a break from their routine life. India has many such destinations where hippies from all over the world come to find their calm and attain Zen.
Here is 10 Of The Best Hippie Destinations Around India – For A Trippy Trip
Goa is synonymous with booze and hippies. It has been the most popular hippie destination among the Indians and foreigners for many years. Along with its beautiful beaches, Goa is known for its hippie culture, cheap booze, and of course the green Goan stuff. A bottle of beer and a neatly rolled up joint is all one needs to find tranquillity in the serene beaches of Goa.
Kasol is a hamlet in the district Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Backpackers paradise – Kasol is for the mountain hippies. With Parvati river and the scenic valley with the view of Himalayas, Kasol is where you get some classic green stuff. Also, Kasol is the home for many music festivals. For the adventurous ones, you could go rafting in Kullu for that adrenaline rush. Great food, view of the Himalayas, great music, and pot. What else do you need for your inner hippie
Gokarna is a town on the Arabian Sea, in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka.
Gokarna is a calm and quaint destination for the peace-loving crowd. Here you spot mostly foreigners and locals. The quiet and mellow hippies love Gokarna for its pristine beaches, cool and nonchalant crowd.
Varkala is a town in the south Indian state of Kerala.
Varkala is a newbie among the hippie destinations in India. Cafes on the cliff side and view of ocean soothe your inner hippie and also is recommended for solo travelers. Without a lot of crowds, Varkala and its tranquility are bound to bring calmness to your mind.
Pushkar is a town bordering the Thar Desert, in the northeastern Indian state of Rajasthan.
Engulfed by the Aravali hills, Pushkar is the perfect destination for traditional hippies. With it’s vibrant and easy-going vibe, Pushkar is a host to annual Camel fair which attracts people from all over the world.
Tosh village is in Himachal Pradesh state of India. It is located at about 2,400 metres in elevation on a hill near Kasol in the Parvati Valley, surrounded by mountains.
Tosh is a beautiful village near the Parvati valley overlooking the Himalayan mountains. This small village is so calm and unperturbed than your soul resonates with it. You could sit with your guitar or with earphones by the banks of river Parvati and find the real you.
Hampi is an ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka.
Hampi is for the history-loving hippies. Hampi feels like you have traveled back in time to those historic monumental buildings. Even in the ruins of Hampi, you can find beauty. The place is very quaint and you could rent a bicycle or bike and get lost in the rich history of Hampi to find yourself.
Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
One of the popular hill stations in TamilNadu, Kodaikanal is a magical place. With all the lush greenery and cool temperature, it is best summer destination. Not just that, Kodaikanal’s forests are home to Magic mushrooms which is a truly magical experience. Locals there say that 4 mushrooms have the potential to make you see Lord Shiva.
Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River.
Rishikesh is for the spiritual hippies. It is a famous destination even among Hindu devotees and the Ganga aarti here is a must experience. You could stay here in one of the many ashrams and explore the spiritual you. You could do some yoga and meditation for your inner zen.
Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim.
Gangtok is the bustling city in the state of Sikkim that has a lot to offer. Near to the border of Nepal and Tibet, it is a great destination to experience multi-cultural influence in the city. With the tranquil view of Kanchenjunga peaks, it attracts hippies from several countries who come here to have a great ‘trip’.
Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state.
Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas in the beautiful green Beas valley, the hippie town of Manali is truly a Himalayan paradise.
India has many such destinations for all kinds of hippies. The history-loving ones, the mountain lovers, and the sea lovers come from all over the world to find themselves and also get lost the beauty, tranquility and bliss. Where are you going, hippie?