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12 Amazing Destinations You Must Visit in Winters in India


As the summer days bid goodbyes, it paves way for the chilly season to take over. Usually, during the winters, people head to the tropical side of the country that keeps them away from the season of the red nose but there are people who head to the hilly regions to feel the best of this month. Moreover, due to India's geography and topography, there are almost all kinds of landscapes one can literally “chill” in the winter vacations. Check out the list in which we bring you the most awesome winter holiday destinations in India which will add good times to your winter months. Happy winters or should we say Happy vacations? Decide it yourself!!

1. Rajasthan

12 Amazing Destinations You Must Visit in Winters in India-1 Rajasthan is an evergreen destination, making a cosy place for itself on almost every travel list. And why not? With places like Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer- it has to be one of the destinations of India which provides a curious mixture of culture and fun! The attractiveness of the place increases manifolds in winters as it is also the peak time for various world-famous cultural fests and fairs to make your vacation happening!

Go and venture out different avatars of the desertland of India with shining sun and chilling wind while staying at the royal theme palaces.

2. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

754_0 Can you call this piece of beauty a wasteland? Nah. Kutch is one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse districts of the state is a celebratory land of art, crafts, music, dance, people and nature. During the full moon night of the winters amid the awe-inspiring and contrasting landscape each year, a three-day festive extravaganza brimming with hospitality, vigour and traditional flavour of the area is hosted and known as Rann Utsav. It is one of the best places to visit in India. Dare to miss it?

3. Manali, Himachal

13562382074_e82ae2b5cd_z For all those who are on the lookout for adventure, Manali is the place you should go to! From trekking, river rafting to paragliding and many more enthralling activities the rush never ends. Beas river runs through the middle of the city making it look even more exquisite and the majestic hills with the woody forests add to its charm. Nestled at one end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a popular hill station which is one of the main attractions of Himachal tourism. Visit Manali during winters and you will know the true charms of the winter season. There is no dearth of good places to visit in Manali, be it for sightseeing or for adventurous activities like skiing on the snow-clad mountains or flying above the snow covered mountains doing paragliding.

4. Goa

Candolim_Beach_Goa1 This is one place every young hipster wants to visit to have a time of their life! Wonderful beach, beautiful people, grand architecture, winding streets and New Year celebrations that shouldn’t be missed at any cost are the main highlights. If you like sweet and quiet, paddle around the town or walk down the sandy beaches! The best time to visit Goa is during the winters as the temperature is cool. It is indeed a winter destination.

12 Amazing Destinations You Must Visit in Winters in India-5 Moreover, the much talked about Sunburn Festival which used to take place in Goa during December has shifted, paving way for another prime music festival Timeout 72 and there is no good enough reason to ever miss this festival. Dance your hearts out in Goa during this festival. The weather is perfect and to win all the arguments- GOA HAS BEACHES! You need no reason bigger than that one to be in Goa during December.

5. Nagaland

12 Amazing Destinations You Must Visit in Winters in India-6 Nagaland is a place of unique culture and there is no reason that you cannot visit it during summers, except well, the famous Hornbill Festival of Music happens in early December. This is for all the music snobs who can’t think beyond music and are looking to spend their winters in the lap of nature enjoying some live and original music. Nagaland is the cultural place of India and if you're into art and culture, you should definitely plan a trip during winters here.

Best thing? Not only some insane days filled with music but get the glimpse into culture and lifestyle of the Nagas!

12 Amazing Destinations You Must Visit in Winters in India-7 Make an exception this winter and head to the North East. The Hornbill festival occurs during the month of December in Nagaland and shouldn't be missed. If you're into traditional music, folk dances and theatrical performances, then there's nowhere else you need to go to. When in Nagaland, you'll also get to experience Tibetan food which will be out of this world.

6. Konark

12 Amazing Destinations You Must Visit in Winters in India-8

Four reasons to visit Konark- Orissa, Secluded, Beaches and the Temples! Wait; there are some more- the mouthwatering seafood, camping under the open sky and Chilika Lake. This place is just awe-inspiring and captivating.

Famous all over the globe for its architecture, Konark Sun Temple is among the prime places to visit in Konark and is often used in promoting Konark Tourism.

7. Madhya Pradesh

madhya-pradesh Famously known as the heart of India due to its geographical position, Madhya Pradesh has been drawing the attention of tourist not only from India but around the globe as its unspoilt and unexplored. From natural tiger reserves in Bandhavgarh to religious towns like Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh is a complete package. Moreover, it has also acquired the Best Tourism State Award in 2012.

8. Kerala

12 Amazing Destinations You Must Visit in Winters in India-10 This had to be here, without it the list wouldn’t be complete. Kerala is the place for foodies, for nature lovers, for fitness freaks and for the family. This is an ideal place to take along your family, your relatives, and your neighbours because it has so much to offer besides a wonderful weather and some wisp of spices!

From the backwaters of Alleppey to the green hills of Munnar, Kerala has everything for everyone. We all know its called God's Own country, but do you know why is that so? Well, what better way to venture out and find it yourself. Right?

9. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

12 Amazing Destinations You Must Visit in Winters in India-11 Lucknow is one of the oldest cities of India and one of the best ones when it comes to food, heritage, art and culture. The best time to visit the city of Nawabs is during December. With the pleasant weather, you'll want to roam around more and discover as much as you can about Lucknow. This is the one city which is a crowd pleaser and you won't be disappointed even for a single second when in Lucknow.

11. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

12 Amazing Destinations You Must Visit in Winters in India-12 Although this destination can be visited all year long, we recommend going here during the winter months. You'll understand why Gulmarg is also called a paradise.

The snowfall that starts in the winter months leaves a beautiful look on the Gulmarg valley, completely snow-covered paving your way to enjoy the famous Gondola ride, ski down the slopes of the valley, enjoy the unforeseen snowfall and the freezing cold. The temperature ranges from -2 degrees to -6 degrees Celsius in winters.

So what are you waiting for? Plan a winter trip here now!

Winters are the best time of the year and these are the places to be if you want to spend winters in a memorable way! If you have some other place in mind, do tell us in the comments section. If you liked our small bucket list, do not forget to share it!
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