Best 5 Classic Winter Destinations in India – Everyone loves winters. The coziness that the season brings with it, the utter comfort of sitting in a blanket, sipping hot tea from a mug wrapped in our hands, this is the beauty of the winter season. But have you thought of spending the winters a different way this time? Planning a trip to a destination of India to have an experience of winter that you would have never thought of.
So, here we are with a list of winter destinations that would make your winter much better and one to savour for a long time.
A paradise in winters, Gulmarg is one of the most favored destinations to go in winters in India. The snowy, breezy winds along with pleasant weather accompanied by the beauty of the valley, makes the valley a treat to visit. You can even try your hands on golfing or try skiing. The Gondola ride in Gulmarg valley is a to-do. You can enlighten yourself with blessings from the divine Baba Reshi Shrine. Aphaterlake is one of the biggest attractions of Gulmarg and is a great place for a one-day trip.
Situated in the beautiful state of Kerala, Munnar is a city that has the perfect winter weather. It offers you a lot from trekking, rappelling, and rock climbing. For all these reasons, this place attracts a huge number of tourists every year. The walk through the lush green tea gardens can enthrall your soul and will make a special mark in your heart. One visit to Munnar will be a one to savor for a lifetime.
The city is well connected to various other cities, so there is no such connectivity issue as the city is nearby an airport.
Nestled in the mountains, the small city of Auli is located but huge enough to surprise you to the fullest. Covered with forests, oak trees and a blanket of snow relishes to an astonishing view. The bright shining slopes, the orchards, and the supremely clean environment are the plus points for this small mountainous city. The famous cable car that connects Auli to Joshimath, Badrinath Temple. The beautiful sunrise and sunsets amongst the snow cover make an amazing view.
Auli is the same and amazing almost throughout the year, but it is a dream destination to visit in the winter season.
Kashmir as we all know ‘the Heaven on Earth’ has small heaven inside it. Sonmarg, a place so picturesque and beautiful that you would hardly want to leave it. The snowy land accompanied by the fantastic weather in winter is an amazing experience. One can explore the glaciers, Zojila Pass, Gangabal Lake and the scenery of Gadsarlake. For all this, Sonmarg is a picture-perfect destination to visit during the winter season. It is also the connecting link between the serene Srinagar and Kargil and a place for a must-visit.
The hill station built amidst the Himalayas is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, with beauty beyond descriptions. During winters, the hill station gets covered completely with snow just enhancing the natural beauty. Adventure sports are also a great practice in Dalhousie such as paragliding, trekking, water sports, and everything you wish, is offered here. The cuisine is quite famous with food being quite spicy and the city also hosts a food festival for you to try the regional delicacies of the place. The lovely people just add up to everything with them being welcoming.
The once French colony, a place that will take you back to the past where you can still witness the French culture. The exotic beaches with bright sunshine pouring down on you, with the scenic sunrise and sunsets are essential to the peace and tranquillity of the place. Additionally, inner peace of the highest level can be attained by a visit to the Ashram where you can calm down your soul and attain peace of mind. The cuisines of Pondicherry is a combination of various cultures with influences from French and Portuguese.
One of the best unknown winter destinations in India is Almora in Uttarakhand, this paradise of natural beauty is what you need to witness on a winter morning. With the beautiful sightseeing experience it offers, it is comparable to the other destinations in India. It has four hill ranges – Banari Devi, Kasar Devi, Shayahi Devi and Katarnal. Chaubatia is famous for its orchards, and all of this has made this one of the best winter destinations in India.
The best time to visit Almora is during the season of April to June and September to November.
So, these were our picks of the best winter destinations in India. While numerous more places are equivalent to these locations, these are one of the best. So just pack your bags and spend your winter on a different track this time.