"Winter forms our character and brings out our best." -Tom Allen
If you are planning your trip to India, we would highly recommend to design it during winter season. You can easily avoid the scorching heat of summer and yet enjoy the moments you spend in India.
India houses gamut of travel destination for all sort of travelers. So, if you are amongst those who are comfortable in cold waves, you will not fall short of winter destination in India.
We have compiled a list of 10 Best Winter Destination in India that can leave you spell bound:
Auli is one of the best Winter destinations of India, though it is thronged by visitors year-round. It nestles itself in Garhwal Himalayas and is popular skiing places in India. Not only famous for adventure sports, Auli encompasses travel places namely, Valley of Flowers National Park, Chattarkund Lake, Nandaprayag, Badrinath Temple, Auli Artificial Lake, Gurso Bugyal
During winters, Auli transforms itself into a fantasy that nobody wants to miss. The climate in Auli stays cool all the year round and the temperature doesn't cross 20 degrees Celsius. Throughout the winter season, anticipate that the temperature should plunge down to - 8 degrees Celsius. The season begins from the long stretch of November and finishes in February.
Manali second’s our list as it is one of the popular travel destinations in India. Also referred as the Queen of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled at an altitude of 2050 m in Kullu, Manali exudes amazing beauty surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Manali is good for adventure sports and you can try skiing, trekking, mountaineering etc. As an explorer, you can also for sight-seeing and can discover Manali Nature Park, Manu Temple, Hadimba Devi Temple etc.
Concealed in the northern end of the Kullu valley, Manali is home to the serene and fun vacationer activities. A perfect spot for harmony searchers, nature enthusiasts and family travelers, Manali has something to offer to all of its guests. Nestled at the backdrop of snow clad Himalayas, Manali has umpteen tourists spots to attract travellers from all across the world.
Officially the summer capital of the British Raj, it is a pristine winter travel destination in India. Nestled at an altitude of 2,205 metres, Shimla’s rich inheritance and natural beauty make it a popular amongst travellers across the globe. Laden with gorgeous, dense forests of Pine, Oak, and Deodar, Shimla is invigorating in its very existence. For sight-seeing, you have the famous Mall road, Jakhoo temple, Christ Chrurch etc.
Andaman & Nicobar:
Surrounded with tranquil beaches, white sands and a legacy, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is yet another winter destination not to be missed on your trip to India. Situated 1,400 km away from the east coast of India, Andaman comprises a total of 572 islands, only 37 of which are inhabited.
Winters is the best time to explore Jaipur as a whole. Jaipur encompasses historic palaces, forts, attractive lakes and mountains. Be it Amber fort or Hawa Mahal, Jaipur surprises its visitors with varied colours. Also known as the Pink city, Jaipur is a must visit destination during visitors. Jaipur is not only the capital city of Rajasthan but is culturally rich too.
It is the first city designed on vastu shastra. It is the part of the famous Golden Triangle tourist Circuit in India,
The city is embellished with big forts and castles, which rejoice the historical. The city is ideal for vacationers it offers a plenty tourist places to look over. Tourists can relish local handicrafts, traditional garments and local dishes. Jaipur provides a phenomenal experience to travellers visiting India and thereby a must visit.
Hampi is one of the best Hindu realms in India's history, also known as the last capital of Vijayanagar. The region is surrounded by amazing ruins, intriguingly blended with enormous rocks that beautify the landscape. It's is a great winter destination and is must-visit on an Indian trip. Re-energize yourself on this visit.
Situated on the western coast of India, Goa is the smallest state known for its white-sand sea shores, heavenly nightlife, cuisine, churches & world-heritage sites. Spanning across 3,702 km, Goa lies in the Konkan district. Goa garners not only international tourists but as it does Indians, as well.
The Goans are compassionate towards tourists and celebrate several festivals constantly, the most well-known being the New Year and Goa Carnival. While the cuisine of Goa is astounding, the state has an outstanding nightlife with stylish bars, sea shore shacks, exquisite bistros and numerous clubs and discotheques. With lower liquor costs in the state, Goa attracts more youth sightseers with generally tight pockets.
The Great Runn of Kutch:
Next on our list is the famous Great Runn of Kutch. You can consider to visit here during your winter holidays in India. The Great Rann of Kutch is a salt swamp in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India. It spans around an area of 7500 sq km and is presume to be one of the biggest salt deserts on the world. This region is inhabited by the Kutchi individuals.
Rann of Kutch celebrates enthusiastically the famous as 'Rann Utsav' that is held in the winter (November-February). From conventional food, shopping, folk dance crafted works, star gazing, desert safari and a few other activities.
By any chance you wind up down south during winters in India (December-February), we would request you to visit the Kerala - 'God's Own Country'. Known for its Ayurvedic spas, backwaters, sea shores, verdant greenery, tea estates, assorted variety of verdure, traditional culture and food, Kerala is yet another Winter destination of India.
Not only culture but you can also visit some known wildlife parks namely, Periyar National Park, Silent Valley National Park or Eravikulam National Park. Those who enjoy the nature, can explore Munnar, Aleppey backwaters or Wayanad. Plus, there are a plethora of historical and cultural sites across Kerala to feed your appetite for culture and history.
This is the capital city of Meghalaya and is a picture postcard destination. You will find abundant greens surrounded by mountains with sparkling environment. During winters, it is full bloom. With ancient stone monuments, lovely cascades, lakes, thick timberlands, and old culture and legacy, it is an intriguing tourist spot to visit in winter. Some of the famous tourist attractions here are Laitlum Canyons, Shillong Peak, Don Bosco Museum, Umaim Lake and Elephant falls. Also visit the Asia's cleanest town – Mawylnnong.