Accept it, we all are internet addicts on some or the other level. While internet comes with a bunch of advantages, we all should understand that obsession is not healthy. You need to detox and disconnect sometimes. While mobile network providers tell you that each corner of India is now connected, you better not believe them cause there are remote places in India where you still can’t get the network. And these are exactly the places you need to go! Here’s a list of some of the internet free places in India where you can go for a vacation when you need a break.
1) Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Located in the North Eastern part of Himachal Pradesh, Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley. The valley is one of the least populated regions in India and is the gateway to the northernmost region of the country. Spiti is also called middle land because of its location between India and Tibet. The beautiful Chandra Tal Lake and the Dhankar Lake are located here along with a few monasteries which you can visit.
2) Ranni Reserve Forest, Kerala
There’s no mobile coverage here, so this is the place where you will be out of range of you mobile network and in touch with nature. This place is very close to the Periyar Tiger Reserveand is a great place to explore the rich flora and fauna. You can also trek to the Sabrimala viewpoint.
3) Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir
Zanskar is a sub district of Kargil District and lies on the eastern half of Jammu and Kashmir. This place is quite popular among the hikers, trekkers and mountaineers and people from all over the world come here to scale the famed Zanskar range. The frozen river of Zanskar is a view you that will be etched forever in your mind.
4) Agumbe, Karnataka
Known as the Cherapunjee of South, Agumbe is a small village in the Malnad region of Karnataka. As a part of the Western Ghats, Ahumbe has some really dense forests where one would love to get lost. During monsoon the place comes alive with the numerous waterfalls like Kunchikal Falls, Barkana Falls, Onake Abbi Falls are names of just a few of them. In case you need a break from the commercialization and civilization, you can head out to this place.
5) Lungthung-Dhupidhara, Sikkim
Climbing the highest mountain of India is surely a hard task. But you can get a glimpse of Kanchenjunga nonetheless from the Lungthung-Dhupidhara in Sikkim. Located 11,500 ft. above sea level, the Thambi point is located in this village and you can witness the sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga from this point.
6) Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh
Second most populous district in Arunachal Pradesh, Changlang is a beautiful place surrounded by mountains. The place has rich flora and fauna and receives a lot of rainfall. As of now there is no good transport to the region, so getting there might be difficult. But one you do get there don’t forget to visit the tiger reserve and the World War II cemetery.
7) Kheerganga, Himachal Pradesh
Kheergnanga village is a meadow at 2960m where Lord Shiva is said to have meditated for 3000 years. The hot springs located here are of extreme importance to both Hindus and Sikhs who believe that the water has sacred properties. One can also take part in the Parvati Valley trek here. The best way to experience Kheerganga is on a motorbike.
8) Swargarohini ,Uttarakhand
Swargarohini is a mountain massif in the Saraswati range of Garhwal Himalaya. It is said that the Pandavas along with Draupadi and their dog followed this path. The trek is one of the hardest and some say that this is a trek to heaven. Well, you will surely get some heavenly views on the trek.
So pack your bags and leave your phones behind, cause they will be pretty much useless at these places.