Looking for the best places to visit in winter during your holiday in India? People of India celebrate a myriad of festivals during the winter months here. Be it the snow-clad mountains, or the warm deserts, you cannot have enough of this diverse country, even during the winter season.
December and January are the peak winter months in most parts of the world. India is no exception to this. You must be wondering where to pack your bags to? Here is a glimpse of the best places to visit in winter. Shall we take you down the lane?
Auli in Uttarakhand
You find snow-capped mountains and peaks wherever you see. This is the most sought-after and tranquil hill-station named Auli. To view snow-peaked terrains at nature’s best, you have fun-filled resorts. These organize skiing sessions for the vacationers out here. The skiing sites land you at meadows. The famous ones are Gurson Bugyal and Kwani Bugyal. You can also witness the beautiful artificial lake named ‘Auli Lake.’ You can get hands-on to the riding on Asia’s longest cable car. Here, you get a 360-degree view of some of the astounding snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas. Some of the notable ones include Nanda Devi, Trishul, Mana Parvat, Hathi Parvat, and Kamet.
Nainital is also fondly known as the ‘Land of the Lakes.’ Nothing can beat the natural beauty; the place offers to tourists and vacationers. As winter sets in, you can visit this lovely place. The climate gets colder during peak winters. The locale envelops the Himalayan ranges. But the weather isn’t that harsh as compared to coldest places as you go further north. This way, you can enjoy the winters by taking a stroll outside. You can indulge in lake-hopping. If photography is your cup of tea, you can view snow-laden Himalayas from a vantage point known as ‘Snow Point.’ Shopping takes you to Mall Road. You can also view some of the most exotic birds and endangered species that are encased at the local zoo.
Do you want to surround yourself with some of the mightiest peaks of the Himalayas? Like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchachuli! Then head to Binsar! This quaint hill station is known for its lush greenery. You can head to the Zero Point to get a panoramic view of the Himalayas. The snow-capped peaks can revitalize your inner senses. The experience is comparable to none other. You have the Binsar’s wildlife sanctuary that is filled with exotic birds and animals. At every corner of the hill station you get to explore the vistas of enchanting natural beauty. The place is a photographer’s delight with you never wanting to stop clicking that shutter.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
You find an astounding range of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and valleys. This is especially true when you head to Kulu Manali for the winter. You find lovely weather at Manali all through the year. Are you fond of adventure sports? Then you have Manali as the perfect getaway. You have hill station resorts offering you a plethora of sports activities to choose from. These include skiing, zorbing, horse-riding, paragliding, and tobogganing. For your trekking experiences, Manali offers you some of its vantage points. These include treks from hamlets, namely Kasol, Kullu, and Rohtang. Kullu is the mountain peak Manali is typically located in. You can also indulge in the adrenaline spinning sport named mountaineering. This is via the Pin Parvati Pass and the Hampta Pass. You can wet your feet at the mesmerizing lake namely the Chandertal Lake. Plus, you get to experience a hot Sulphur bath at the Manikaran. The hot-water bath can be reviving in exceptionally chill weather.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is also known as the ‘Queen of Lakes.’ Shimla is the perfect winter getaway where it starts snowing from December. The winter stays on till February. Vacationers and holidayers flock to Shimla to enjoy their winter holidays. You can enjoy the snow, skate at icy rinks and enjoy walking amid the pine trees.
You can marvel at some of the astounding Victoria buildings that depict the Colonial Era. Shimla was once the summer capital of the British. While you are at Shimla, you can explore Narkanda. The locale is a two-hour drive from Shimla. You can experience the magic with snow-laden peaks and the sun peaking out. The feature makes the place a spectacle for a winter wonderland. You can also take up skiing and hiking as you go up towards the Shivalik ranges.
Explore the Great Runn at Kutch
You find lakhs of visitors heading towards the salty desert named the ‘Thar Desert.’ The entire Rann of Kutch stretches 7,505 square miles. You, therefore, explore a vast expanse of serene salt sand under a full moon night. You also have an annual festival commemorating the winter months at the Great Runn of Kutch. Situated at Gujarat, the festival showcases folk dances, musical shows, palatial displays of artifacts via handicraft artisans, and lot of other cultural activities too. You can enjoy stargazing, desert safari, and several other holidaying adventures. Most of the resorts offer camping experiences at Jaisalmer, Ranakpur, etc. You can stay at the tents touching upon the peripheral view of the Dhordo village. And this can be a fascinating experience indeed.
Gulmarg and Sona Marg- Jammu and Kashmir
You have a magical climate at Gulmarg all through the year. The winter season takes this holidaying town to an all-new dimension. The entire town is blanketed with snow. You further explore lofty snow-covered peaks, frozen lakes, and ice-glazed trees. The white landscape makes the place an ideal resort for skiing. You can enjoy snowboarding and trekking too. You can witness the panoramic view of the Himalayas. You can travel to the winter Alice via cable cars.
These are some of the best places to visit in winter. As you already know, India is a country that stands united amid diverse aspects. Henceforth, you find a myriad of topographies, sun-kissed beaches, backwaters of Kerala, and lot more. You can explore places better during winters. The pleasant climate or weather lets you do uninterrupted sight-seeing, vacationing, and shopping. Else you can stay cuddled up at homestays or cottages with hot cups of tea or coffee. Come, let us discover the winter locales and enjoy the hub of nature.
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