Travel Destinations to explore this Winter in India

Owing to the pleasant climate during the winters, it is probably the best season to pack up and go out on a vacation one had been waiting for all round the year. Winters are the best season for those looking to feel the beauty of the snow clad mighty Himalayas and enjoy adventure sports such as skiing. Winters also gives an excellent opportunity to those who are not able to visit destinations which experience scorching heat for the rest part of the year. During the Winters, such places become a truly ethereal one and give travellers a chance to experience the true beauty of the place. Thus, Winters are the best time to travel to any part of India and witness the real, incredible India!

With the Winters already knocking at our doors, we have come up with a list of top travel destinations to explore this Winter. Here it goes-

1) Gulmarg

Gulmarg

One of the famous hill stations in the Jammu & Kashmir, Gulmarg is quite well-known as a skiing hotspot in the valley. Tourists from around the world visit Gulmarg in huge numbers and is one of the most sought after winter travel destination in India. So, if you are an adventure enthusiast looking to experience some titillating thrill, Gulmarg is the best place you must set out for!

2) Haflong

Jatinga, Haflong
Jatinga in Haflong | Image Credits: Sify

Moving towards the north-east part of India, Haflong is a spectacular hill station located in Assam and is visited by tourists from all over the world. Right from the azure blue mountains, beautiful rivers, picturesque waterfalls and amazing orange orchards to the rare breed of birds in Jatinga, Haflong has plenty to offer for sightseeing. One can also enjoy adventure sports such as para gliding and trekking in Haflong.

3) Goa

GOA BOGMALO BEACH
Photo by Dilip Vetrivel

The “beach capital of India”, Goa no doubt is an amazing place to be in; and it becomes even more beautiful and pleasant during the Winters. The beaches Calangute, Palol, Baga and Vagatore are a huge hit where one can relax in the beautiful warm sunshine and soothe one’s mind and relax. Goa is also famous for the festivities such as Feast of the three Kings, the Heritage Festival, the Konkani Drama Festival to name a few, where you can have a good time. Goa was once a Portuguese territory and that can still be felt by visiting the grand forts, churches and other monuments, which was built by the Portuguese.

4) Bikaner

Bikaner Fort
Photo by Achimar

Rajasthan is quite a hot and dry place during the major part of the year but the climate becomes pleasant during the Winters when one can visit the cities of Rajasthan, particularly Bikaner. Other than the delicious ‘Bikaneri Bhujia’, Bikaner has a lot to offer. The famous “peacock throne”, is put on display in the central hall of Karan Mahal. The ‘Kolayat Festival‘ and the ‘Bikaner Camel Festival‘ are the two prominent fairs organised in Bikaner in the Winters; the former organised in November while the latter organised in January.

5) Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar
Photo by Naina Gosavi

Cut off from the tourists during the summers and the monsoons due to heavy rains, Mahabaleshwar experiences a cool and pleasant climate in the Winters and is one of the best places to visit in the Winters. Located in the mesmerizing Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar attracts tourists from all over the world owing to it’s picturesque landscapes and amazing weather. The Lingmala Waterfall is amongst the most beautiful waterfalls one could ever see. The Mahabaleshwar Temple and the Krishnabai Temple are the two religious centres in the hill station. The Pratapgarh Fort is another major tourist hotspot and the history lovers should not miss a chance to visit this historic monument.

These are some of the best tourist destinations where one should definitely visit during the upcoming Winters.

Enjoy the Winters and Happy Travelling! 🙂 : )

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