Winter is not just coming anymore – it is here – and so are the vacations that come along with it. There’s no point sitting at home curled up by the fire. Whether you are in search of snowfall or a healthy dose of sunshine to warm the cold season blues, there are plenty of unforgettable places to visit.
Looking for an awesome adventure but don’t know where to go this winter? For folks already with their travel backpack, we enlist here some of the best places to visit in winters in India in 2019.
The Great Rann of Kutch –
“Kutch Nahi Dekha to Kuch Nahi Dekha” It is an appropriate slogan to describe the mesmerizing natural beauty of Kutch during winter months. One of the largest salt marsh deserts in the world “The Great Rann of Kutch “ is located in the Thar Desert of Gujarat. It is the perfect winter destination for all those who want to seek a quirky type of adventure like desert safari, ATV rides, Paramotoring, etc. Also, The Rann Utsav in the month of December in Gujarat has created a buzz among tourists. This annually organized festival offers an opportunity to attend a string of activities such as Gujarat’s folk dance, local music, camel safaris, a stay in the luxury tents and other sight-seeing.
Mount Abu –
Mount Abu is a hill station in the state of Rajasthan, its green valleys and sapphire lake make it a highly inviting place and is one of the most popular winter destinations among tourists. Enjoy the food and drinks, shopping handicrafts, and outdoor activities at. The mountain is home to several temples, including Adhar Devi Temple, Dilwara ,Jain temples which is compared to the Taj Mahal for their sheer elegance and beauty in marble. It is a notable tourist attraction you can also enjoy trekking, hiking and exploration over here.
From beaches and sunbathing to loud and lavish parties, Goa has it all. Despite being the smallest state in India, Goa is full of surprises. Explore remarkable temples, old churches , carnivals , haggle the best bargain at a local flea market or night bazaar, or watch an evening performance there’s so much to love about the Goan way of life. Goa is actually the party capital of India . This is a cultural blend of sand, sun, spice, seafood and spirituality Goa experience heavy footfall at the time of new year.
The winter trip – Ooty!! Located amidst the Nilgiri hills, known as the queen of hill stations . Ooty is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations. With amazing scenic views and attractions like tea gardens, Doddabetta Peak, Pykara Lake, Botanical Gardens and waterfalls, It is definitely worth visiting. It can be referred as a picture-perfect destination for photographers! Ooty has some cottage industries that contribute to the economy of this hill station. Chocolate, pickle and carpentry are largely popular.
Auli, located in the northern state of Uttarakhand, is a new entrant in the tourist map of India .It is at the top in the list of winter destination because of heavy snowfall which makes it ideal for adventure such as skiing, snowboarding, snow trekking. Auli lies on the way to the Hindu pilgrimage destination of Badrinath. It is famous for folklore and people like spending time reveling in the local music of Garhwal in the lamp-lit rooms or besides the bonfires. There are various sightseeing like Auli artificial lake or Chattrakund where one can feel the calm and placid landscape.
The “Heartland of winter sports in India” Gulmarg, is also known to be one of the top places that honeymooners like to visit . A delight to one’s eyes. Just before you enter Gulmarg, You will see valley view on one side and a snow-clad sunshine peak on the other side. Later from the Maharani temple just skirt around the golf course of Gulmarg and you reach the quaint gate of St Mary’sChurch, Iconic church it is 150 years old. Do visit this place there is a lot more about this place which cann’t be explained in words.
Shillong, a hill station in Meghalaya, which means “The Abode of Clouds” is one of the smallest states which is filled with surprises. Tourist sites in and around the city . Some of the famous places include Elephant Falls, Phan Nonglait Park, Wards Lake , Shillong has one of the largest golf courses in Asia: Gleneagles of the East, The “Monument of France” which is locally known as “Motphran” Also, the presence of many well reputed educational institutions, many of them established by various missionary groups make Shillong the hub of education for the entire north-east.
Munnar and Alleppey –
Munnar is a proper tourist hub with resorts and activities that have attracted visitors for decades. Located in the Western Ghats, the mountain range in Kerala. Munnar is the most sought out travel destinations in the world. Its overall view, including the tea plantations, beautifully designed towns, rare flora and fauna, massive peaks and dams. Whereas a houseboat vacation is what people look for on their visit to Alleppey. There are expanses of paddy fields, quaint chapels, interesting fishing villages, lakes filled with water lilies which make for some of the best places to see in Kerala.
Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley. It is a popular tourist spot a magical, snow-covered place in winter. A staging point for a number of treks and sports such as white-water rafting. Rohtang pass is the main attraction of Manali. Kullu shawls and Kashimirs salwar-kameez materials are one of the popular item of this area. Shops selling Tibetan antiques are interesting and popular among tourists.
Spiti velley –
Known by “Little Tibet” Spiti is a high-altitude desert, with extreme terrain and weather. It is the dream destination for those who want to experience snow. Spiti is a religious and cultural center for Buddhists. Chandratal Lake is famous for breathtaking views and reflecting clouds! Heavenly place for photography hobbyists and lovers of natural beauty!
Do you know any other top places to visit in winters, let us know in the comments section!