Top Destinations to Spend Winter Holidays in India

The year end is around the corner with beautiful winter season, which comes along with an amazing holiday season as well. That’s why, it is the best time to pack the bags and head for long winter vacation. Winter season in India is the most suitable time for tourists to enjoy sightseeing as they don’t get fatigue because of scorching heat or rain and humidity. To help you out, Travel and Hospitality magazine has listed some of the top destinations to spend winter holidays in India.

Rajasthan: Land of Maharajas

The royal state of Rajasthan is listed on the top for being the best place to enjoy the winter vacations in India. This state enjoys cold climatic conditions during the winter months. In fact, winters are the best time to explore the royal galore of the wonderful state of Rajasthan. It has large number of forts, palaces and colorful traditions and customs. Apart from that, there are the never ending sand dunes and extensive Thar Desert which is also known as the Great Indian Desert. Rajasthan is famous for its warm hospitality, scrumptious food and not to missed traditional folk dances. Some of the other worth exploring cities of this state includes Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambore, Mount Abu, Bikaner, Chittorgarh and Pushkar.

Kerala: God’s Own Country

Kerala popularly quoted as ‘God’s Own Country’ offer rich culture, traditions and heritage to its visitors. The mesmerizing waterfalls, delightful backwaters of Kerala, the calm atmosphere and the hill stations makes Kerala a preferred tourist destinations, particularly during the chilly winter season. Tourists coming to Kerala will get mesmerized by the lush greenery of this wonderful state along with rich heritage and history. For beach lovers, Kerala is heaven. The tea plantation of Munnar is just amazing; here you can indulge in tea tasting as well. Few of the must visit places in Kerala to spend memorable winter holidays can include Thekkady, Munnar, Wayanad, Athirapally Waterfalls, the Varkala Beach, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kumarakom, Periyar, Kovalam, Vembanad and Alapuzza etc. Don’t miss to go for a houseboat ride in the backwaters.

Kashmir: Paradise on Earth

Kashmir is famous as one of the most beautiful destination in India. Cuddled in the foothills of the Great range of Himalayas, Kashmir is a striking hill station, located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Truly epitomizing for being the paradise of on the earth, this destination is blessed with natural landscapes, swiftly flowing rivers, lakes, charming valleys and sparkling springs. This wonderful land has the privilege to grow various fruits and dry-fruits like apple, peach, cherry, pear, loquat, plum, almond, walnut and pine nut. Moreover, the fine combination of snow-capped mountains and lush valleys in winter makes Kashmir as one of the topmost honeymoon as well as winter holiday destinations in India. If you are planning a trip to Kashmir, then do mark a visit in your itinerary Kashmir Valley, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Dal Lake and Sonamarg.

Goa: The Pearl of the Orient

Goa, the smallest state of India and one of the most happening places for parties attracts a large number of tourists and party lovers from around the world. Though, Goa is vibrant all around the year, but if you wish to explore the true festive flavor of Goa, then winter season is just perfect. Here, the winter season starts from October and last till March. The Saturday Night Market, the much loved music festivals like Sunburn Festival and Supersonic are organized in December. The most popular attractions of the winter season in Goa are Christmas, New Year’s Celebrations and the Colorful Winter Carnival in the month of February annually. You can enjoy colorful evenings with vibrant nightlife at the beaches, cruises, silent churches or historic forts as well. Right from dolphin to crocodile spotting to island trips are best for unique experiences. In short, Goa is a paradise for all kinds of holidaymakers.

Jim Corbett: Lure of the Jungle

Beautifully located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Nainital district of the state of Uttarakhand, the Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most-visited and popular wildlife reserves in India. Though, there is not any particular time to visit this national park, but the winter season is very special because of foggy mornings, a lean nip in the air and a greater possibility of spotting wild animals make the experience a whole lot better. The winter season starts here from the month of November to February. Thus, selecting Jim Corbett as holiday destination will be a great idea for winter vacations with family. The tourists can go for jeep safaris while kids can spot variety of flora and fauna like, tigers, leopards, elephants, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer, otters and over 600 species of birds including great pied hornbill, Pallas fish eagle and white-backed vulture etc.

So, make the most of your winter vacations by stepping out of your cozy bed and explore famous destinations of India. Set up a tent amidst sand dunes of Jaisalmer, or Indulge in the charismatic beauty of snow-laden beauty of Gulmarg in Kashmir, sip a steaming cup of tea in Munnar’s expansive tea plantations, have fun at lively beaches of Goa or go for tiger spotting in jeep safari! You have many wintry options to choose from. So, what are you waiting for? Head for a joyful winter vacation!

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