Unmissable Places To Visit during Winters in India

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Winters are the perfect time to go out of your home & have amazing bliss. Now, the days are gone when you curl up inside your blankets; it’s time to step out of your nest & explore the winter season in India.
India is known as one of the famous holiday destinations in the world. It’s time to pack your bags & plan your vacation. We want you to enjoy the pleasant winter’s weather conditions that you have never had before like snowy mountains, foggy & mysterious mist in plains & last but not the least, warm sunshine on the beachside. This year, let’s explore some breathtaking places to visit during winters in India.

Best Places To Visit during Winters in India

We have compiled an encyclopedic list for you to visit during winters in India. It is the time of the year that most people step-out for a lovely holiday in India. At the same time, the destination options are numerous according to the area of this vast & beautiful country.

Auli- The Skiing Paradise of India
Auli is a famous hill town situated in Uttrakhand & a popular winter destination as a skiing resort of India. Auli has everything that a traveler dreamed of, like snow-capped mountains, picturesque landscape, adventure activities, romantic panorama, cable cars & much more.
From the magnificent snowy peaks to beautifully designed wooden huts, Auli is not less than the best European village. It is situated at a spectacular height of 2505 meters, which gives an eye-catching view of the Himalayas.
Auli is considered one of the best places to visit during winters as the town gets an abundant amount of snow. From the start of November month to the end of February, there is a heavy layer of snow. Moreover, Auli hosts the annual skiing championship in January. The town is blissful & in winters, the charm certainly increases as slopes, oak & deodar forests drape themselves in a white sheet. Therefore, It becomes ideal for a romantic honeymoon destination, family holiday & thrilling adventures.

Things To Do In Auli
Try skiing.
Board the Auli ropeway- Chair Lift & Ski Lift
Trekking to the beautiful treks like Kuari Pass Trek, Auli Gorson Trek, Kwani Bugyal, Trishul Peak, etc
Stroll around Chattrakund Lake, Chenab Lake, Auli manmade lake
Camping in amazing Auli
Visit Nanda Devi National Park

Munnar- The Land of Peace
The better version of calling Munnar is “Marvellous Munnar.” Munnar is a quaint town & a magical hill station of Kerala (Indian state) alleviated at about 6000 feet. The 80,000 miles of tea plantation makes it a “Tea Heaven of South India.” During the British empire, Munnar used to be the summer resort of Britishers.
You can enjoy the perfect winter destination in Munnar as the temperature falls to 11 degrees Celsius here, so it is bearable while you roam in this beautiful city. Due to its lush green forests, never-ending misty tea estates, pristine valleys, peaks & exotic variety of flora & fauna, Munnar attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year.
Also, Munnar is home to some endangered species like Neelakurinji & Nilgiri Tahr. The three rivers Mattupetti, Periavaru, and Nallathanni, flow through the Munnar to make it more popular. It stores a lot you can go on trekking, rappelling, and rock climbing while relishing the pleasant cold weather.

Things To Do In Munnar
Tour to Munnar tea plantation, tea factory & spice farm
Visit Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary & waterfalls.
Trek to various points like Phantom mountain, Meesapulimala trek & Kolukkumalai, etc.
Visit the wild elephant village at Anakulam
Visit Mattupetty dam during your visit to echo point & top station.

Jaipur-The Pink City Of India
Jaipur is the capital & the largest city of all in Rajasthan. India’s first planned city was planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. Jaipur is popular among Indian as well as international travelers. The city consists of forts, temples, historical monuments, colorful markets & authentic Rajasthani food. It is located in the desert region of India, where the temperature in summers is quite high, monsoon season brings some happiness in the form of rain, while in winter, the weather is ideal.
Since the pink color was a symbol of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh painted the entire city pink. After this, Jaipur is known as the “Pink City of India.” Amer Fort & Jantar Mantar of Jaipur comes under UNESCO World Heritage sites. Also, Jaipur is one of the shiniest cultural stones in the history of India, with majestic forts & tales of various heroic battles.

Things To Do In Jaipur
Visit the beautiful Amer Fort.
Nahargarh Fort is a must-visited place in Jaipur.
Must visit to City Palace, Hawa Mahal & Jantar Mantar
Wander around the colorful local market
Taste the authenticity in Chokhi Dhani
Watch a movie at Raj Mandir.

Goa- The Party City of India
Nothing is better than partying in Goa, a perfect place for a Christmas & New Year party. It offers you rave parties, jamming sessions, casino culture, India’s finest seafood & a limitless variety of alcohol. Along with all of this, you can also enjoy greenery & sunbathe at the stunning beachside.
With this, Goa celebrates various festivals throughout the year; the most famous & important are New Year & Goa Carnival. Goa is known for one of the best nightlife in India. Because of the lower alcohol prices, Goa is also famous among youngsters.
Portuguese architecture is quite prominent in Goa, as it has been a Portuguese territory for almost 450 years. Goa is divided into two major parts North Goa & South Goa. North Goa is the land of tempting nightlife, flea markets & touristy beaches, while South Goa has luxurious resorts & calm beaches.

Things To Do In Goa
Dudhsagar falls a must-visited place.
Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus(UNESCO World Heritage Site)
A bit of peace at Vagator beach
Asia’s largest church(Se Cathedral)
Go to Anjuna beach, Aguada fort
Enjoy the beach water sports, ferry ride

Gulmarg, Kashmir- The Heaven Of Earth
Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination that is not less than heaven during winters. The meaning of Gulmarg is “Meadow of Flowers.”Nestled in the Pir Panjal range & at the height of 2730 m above sea level, Gulmarg is known for its scenic beauty. Much to offer the tourist, this hill station is blessed with tremendous natural beauty.
Moreover, Kashmir has beautiful valleys, lofty mountains, gushing rivers & thick layers of snow. If you love to see the snow-capped majestic mountains, snowfall & icy roads altogether, then Gulmarg is one of the best places to visit. Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering is located here, making Gulmarg an adventure hub. IISM offers a lot of courses on trekking, snowboarding, skiing & mountaineering. Gulmarg is also an admirable shooting destination for various Bollywood films.

Things To Do In Gulmarg
Take the Gondola ride at Gulmarg.
Try Skiing at Gulmarg
Visit the Alpather lake.
Go for Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve & Gulmarg Golf Course
Strawberry Valley- a hidden attraction

Shimla- Summer Capital Of British India
The capital city of HP, Shimla, is one of the favorite tourist gateways in India. A pretty hill station situated at an altitude 2205 meters of Himachal Pradesh. Since the time of British India until now, this hill station has always remained on the radar of tourists. It is enveloped in the majestic forests of oak & pine. Walking is a pleasant option here, as traffic is banned from the city center.
For those enthusiastic people who love winter sports, Shimla is the perfect place to do ice-skating, skiing, etc. The town faces heavy snowfall during winters, especially around Christmas & New Year, which will fascinate huge crowds towards the town. Also, one of the major attractions of Shimla is the cascade style market steep down to the cart road. Its spectacular buildings were made during the colonial era.

Things To Do In Shimla
Go for skiing, ice-skating, trekking & hiking.
Hop on the Kalka-Shimla toy train, a World Heritage Site
Explore the Viceregal Lodge, Christ Church, etc.
Roam around Mall Road, eat & shop
Click pictures in traditional attire.
Visit the Jakhoo Temple & the Christ Church

Pondicherry- Taste Of French Flavours In The East
Being a French Colony established in 1954, Pondicherry has a magnetizing essence of French culture. A town that will carry you back to the French colony of India has pleasant winter weather. Pondicherry is one of the major traveler attractions with soothing climate conditions & beautiful architecture.
This beach-town also offers you the startling nightlife of numerous clubs & beach-parties providing awesome music & cocktails. Pondicherry makes memories of a lifetime. Warm & cozy place, where wanderlust can enjoy sightseeing along with various water sports & beach activities.
Besides, winters are always blissful in Pondicherry. The largest French colony of India has a different kind of irresistible charm in contrast to the busy, bustling South Indian cities. If you have a private vehicle, you can cover all the main spots of Pondicherry on a day trip of about 8 hours.

Things To Do In Pondicherry
Stroll in the Promenade beach
Discover beautiful corals through scuba diving
Go to Ousteri lake for bird watching.
Try some watersports, beach activities & ride a bicycle to explore the town.
Boat ride tour from Chunnambar Boat House to Paradise Beach Island

Darjeeling- The Famous Tea Industry
Covered in a blanket of unended tea plantations, Darjeeling is considered the jewel of Bengal. The “Mecca of Tea” expands across acres of land with more than 80 working tea gardens. Sit & sip the tea while enjoying the amazing weather & lush green steeped view of Darjeeling. It is situated in the foothills of the lower Himalayas at a height of 2000 meters.
In addition, Darjeeling will leave you mesmerized with its beauty. It gives you an incredible vista of Kanchenjunga snow-covered peaks, splendid colonial architecture & beautiful women carrying seeds wearing scarfs on their head, etc.
Moreover, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, commonly known as the “Toy Train,” runs between Darjeeling & Jalpaiguri, is one of the major attractions in this region. In 1999, UNESCO declared Toy Train a World Heritage Site.

Things To Do In Darjeeling
River rafting at Teesta river
A cable car ride at Darjeeling ropeway
Visit Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park & spot leopards.
A walk in the Rock Garden & Nightingale Park
Try meditation at the Japanese Temple & Peace Pagoda.

So, are you ready to explore various winter destinations? Plan, book & make your trip memorable with our list to visit the superb winter places.

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