A destination’s reputation for drugs can deter tourists who worry about safety and violence. But drug access (whether illegal, legal, or somewhere in between), and the party culture that comes with it can also work as a hook to draw both the curious and the initiated. Of course, it’s important to be aware of all drug laws while traveling and know that penalties can be severe.
Kodaikanal – The Magic of Mushrooms
located amidst the folds of the verdant Pali hills is one of the most popular serene hill stations in India, which mesmerizes any visitor. With her wooded slopes, mighty rocks, enhancing waterfalls and a beautiful lake, Kodaikanal is a charming hill station.
The popular tourist destination is becoming increasingly famous for its ‘magic mushrooms’ which contain a mood altering substance that gives you a high, similar to a mild dose of LSD or acid. Frequently discussed on the internet, youngsters are flocking to the hill station, to get a taste of this euphoria. There are a variety of mushrooms that grow in the wild in Kodaikanal, some of them poisonous. People consume it in many ways, preferably after drying it. It could be stirred into an omelet, or consumed directly by inserting them in bananas or Nutella. Depending on how much you take, this usually kicks in after about 20 minutes and the trip can last for around six to nine hours.
How to get this magic mushrooms: There are people on the street who keep asking travelers for rooms. Ask one of them.
Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Banaras, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth. Situated in Uttar Pradesh on the banks of river Ganga, Varanasi is among the most revered religious destinations in India.
Ganja on the Ganges is most popular and culturally viable activity. Consumption of bhaang (marijuana mixed with milk, sugar, poppy seeds, dried fruits, and nuts) is ceremonial in the holy town of Varanasi. You will see people smoking up or drinking liquid marijuana quite liberally, for religious reasons of course!
Pushkar – Bhaag
Pushkar is one of the most ancient cities of India. Located in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district in midst of Aravali range, Pushkar is often called tirtha-raj, which literally means the king of pilgrim sites. In Pushkar, you will see a popular item on almost all menu cards in local restaurants: Magic Lassi. This is nothing but bhaang. Also, getting marijuana here is easier than procuring alcohol; simply because Pushkar is a holy town which condemns the consumption of alcohol but not marijuana.
The real Malana Cream, you will only find in Malana Village. You might find it in Manali also but there are good chances that you might get scammed. That is why I would suggest you go to Malaga and get it. Lovely dark-chocolate brown, with a slight greenish tint to the outer layer. Thinly cut, it bends easily with no trouble. Barely any visible plant material and no outside contaminants. It looks smooth and pure.Rich and earthy with a bit of spice thrown in. When burned a finer and sweeter scented smoke fills the air.
This high is really time-oriented. Your senses seem deadened, much like when you are too drunk. More of a body-high with this one; you get a bit heavy-headed and clumsy. I really wanted to put my head down on the bar after a full joint. I had Lead Legs; my legs were crossed and below the knee, it felt like my foot was glued to the floor!
Popularly known as Kerala Gold, this stuff is considered second best only to the Cream of Malana. What people usually do is go to shacks/slums and use a Malayali word specific to the stuff to score marijuana. It has golden brown flowers that were distinct from the leaves that remained green. It has an intense high that often induces paranoia. This was the premium “Kerala Grass” that was available in Madras and Bangalore in the 60s and 70s. Most of the weed those days were grown in the hills of Kattappana in Idukki District, hence the name. This name was probably coined by Europeans in the coffee shops of Amsterdam, where a name would be necessary to differentiate from weed on sale from other places, and not by native smokers.