Most of the people simply love to spend their time in nature; they like to visit forests, mountains, water bodies etc, where they can actually feel the freshness and calmness of nature. The time we spend among nature is therapeutic. A type of growing practice that promises many benefits for our mind, soul and body is world widely known as Forest Therapy. This therapy literally helps you to relax and refuel your body with positivity and it also gives you a break from your hectic urban life, polluted too.
Forest Therapy is rooted in the Japanese practice of Shinrinyoku, which means Forest Bathing. Well, don’t worry it is not a literal bath, but simply means to immerse yourself completely in the calm and refreshing atmosphere of nature. We all had experienced that spending some time in the forest gives us a positive mindset, thoughts and attitude. The sights and sounds of Mother Nature always help in relaxation of our brains and it also helps in boosting up our body. It is scientifically proven that this therapy reduces cortisol, which is a stress hormone in the human body and it also has a positive impact on blood pressure and adiponectin, which is a protein that helps to regulate blood sugar levels in the human body.
Well, we have got some really famous places from our country with respect to Forest Therapy, where you can visit and literally feel the calmness and freshness of Mother Nature and enjoy Forest Therapy. They are as follows –
Agumbe is a high altitude village in the Indian state of Karnataka, which is surrounded by the Western Ghats Mountains and Lush Rainforest. They are known for its many waterfalls. Jogi Gundi Falls, Onake Abbi Falls and Bakarna Falls are some of them. This place is surprisingly rich in biodiversity and a lot of rains occur here.
Kudremukh is a mountain range and a name of peak which is located in Chikkamagaluru district of the Indian state of Karnataka. This place is replete with nature’s bounty, almost looking like a never ending meadow. It is the damn perfect place of hiking, trekking, water hunts and all things that take one away from the madding crowd. The place which offers you the best view of mountains. Calmness, freshness and a bit coldness you will feel here.
Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej River Valley, above Recong Peo in the Kinnaur district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This place is very famous for its apple orchards and Apples are the major cash crop of this region. It is perhaps one of the most beautiful places in India, which is surrounded by the Great Himalayas.
Chitkul is a village in Kinnaur district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This village is located high up in the Great Himalayas, at the elevation 3450 meters. This place lies in the mountains by the side of River Baspa. The forests here in this region are so dense, that even daylight sometimes finds it difficult to find its way to the ground.
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