Sitting in warm and comfy blankets in winters is something we all love but unlike bears, one shouldn't just hibernate in the bedroom. Rather one should endure the extreme temperatures and make this winters special. If your relationship with cold weather is good, exploring a city in winter can turn out to be one of the best decisions of your life as you'll have much smaller crowds to contend with, if any at all. And there are plenty of places in the world that look their best in winter. It's really just a matter of keeping yourself warm and dry. Here is a list of top 10 winter wonderlands around the world you must visit in 2018 to feel the chilly temperature.
Niagara Falls, Canada
Over the recent holidays, this cascading waterfall has captured the public’s imagination as it is frozen, not completely though! Just look at the picture above and you would agree that Niagara Falls might be at its most spectacular in winter. The temperature ranges from 2 degrees to -8.2 degrees Celsius in winters.
New York City, USA
New York City needs no introduction when it comes to the winter effects. When it snows, it really snows. Just imagine how would it feel to skate in the famous Central Park with the Manhattan skyscrapers towering nearby. If you have watched Bollywood blockbuster Anjaana Anjaani, then you can know how beautiful this city is during the winters. The temperature ranges from 5 degrees to -3 degrees Celsius in winters.
Plitvice National Park, Croatia
Engulfed with a series of sixteen turquoise lakes, falling into each other displaying the magic of nature, Plitvice National Park in Croatia will leave you awestruck during winters as the waterfalls are frozen with white sheets of ice all around. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Croatia all year round. The temperature ranges from 3 degrees to -3 degrees Celsius in winters.
Fairbanks, Alaska is not only home to a portion of the world-famous Iditarod dog sled race and the World Ice Art Championship, you can also catch sight of the stunning Northern Lights in the town. Trust us, watching Northern Lights in real will turn out to be the best moments of your life. The temperature ranges from -15 degrees to -25 degrees Celsius in winters.
Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany
We all have seen Sleeping beauty’s castle in Disneyland. Well, this is the majestic castle that inspired it. Situated on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria, Schloss Neuschwanstein looks magical in the cold season as it is garnished with white snow all around. The temperature ranges from -1.6 degrees to -2.6 degrees Celsius in winters.
Queenstown, New Zealand
A destination to visit year-round, Queenstown brims the best of its beauty during the chilly season. Surrounded by the Remarkables and Coronet Peak ranges, this place offers some of the finest snowboarding and skiing in New Zealand. Not sure about when to go? Visit this place in June-July when the Queenstown Winter Festival takes place. The temperature ranges from 8 degrees to -2 degrees Celsius in winters.
The coldest city in China, Harbin has embraced itself as the Ice City. If you are going to visit this magical place make sure it’s in January because it hosts Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, the largest snow festival in the world. Imagine how would it feel to witness the spectacular, enormous ice designs made by participants from around the world? Just amazing! The temperature ranges from -9 degrees to -20 degrees Celsius in winters.
Prague, Czech Republic
Want to witness the best of snow in Europe, Prague is one of the ideal destinations as you can roam around the fairy-tale type wooden huts, visit historic cafes or even go for a spin on the ice skating rinks before saying farewell to winter at the famous Bohemian Carnival parties. The temperature ranges from 1 degrees to -4 degrees Celsius in winters.
Do you know Reykjavik has served as the backdrop for several integral parts of the Game of Thrones series? One more reason to visit Iceland now, right?
Apart from its Hollywood connection, the town offers visitors the chance to hike glaciers and escape the cold with a visit to natural hot springs. Aren’t these reasons enough to head to this magical place? The temperature ranges from -1 degrees to -3 degrees Celsius in winters.
The snowfall that starts in the winter months leaves a beautiful look on the Gulmarg valley, completely covered in snow 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.