Not just a global movement in the 1960s, the hippie culture has survived like a lifestyle in India and some places will make you want to live that age all over again. A life minus worries, craving love and peace, thriving on the spirit of wanderlust is what defined the hippie life. Many city dwellers to escape the chaos of their routine, breakfree at these places to get the much needed inner peace and rejuvenate themselves.
The fact that they are only associated with music and drugs is just a picture painted by narrow minded individuals who refuse to see the magic of free spiritedness, so go visit these hippiest place in India and know more about the culture that is far gone but far close when we want to reach it-
Wild marijuana is so prevalent around Manali that the whole town smells of it. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.
A tiny village amidst the lush green and shimmering snow-capped mountains of the Parvati valley, 9500 feet above sea level, Malana is the ultimate destination that grows the best hashish. While the residents might not be all that friendly because of the invasive tourism and the police breathing down their necks, there is much to learn about this ancient village living with multiple myths.
The mystical brown sandstone in ruins environs of Hampi gives it the appeal of a lost world. Many foreign and Indian travelers notice that the surroundings echo a tale unsaid. Not many are aware that it was also the birthplace of Hanuman. The beautiful rocky terrain and stunning temple architecture engulfs you in its cinematic appeal as you begin to feel one with this city frozen in an unmistakably 60s vibe.
Varkala, located in Kerala, is ecstasy 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 large in your space.
Located in Karnataka, Gokarna is known for its famous Mahabaleshwara Temple. However, Gokarna is not only about history and religion. In fact, it’s all about miles of unperturbed, pristine beaches and spiritual discovery, go for it as you will meet a lot of likeminded nirvana seeking individuals here.