In literature, winters symbolize endings or death. However, any travel-lover will tell you that winter is the happiest season for them. This is because most believe it is the best time to travel and explore our incredible nation, India! If you want to get away from the numbing cold, there are sunny beaches. If you want to explore a snowy winter wonderland, there are hilly states. When it comes to tourism, India has everything to offer. Therefore, if you are planning to get out and breathe in some nature, pick your favorite location from this list of top ten tourist places in India for winter.
Known as ‘God’s own country,’ Kerala is quite pleasant during the winter. If you need an escape from your heavy quilt and thick sweaters, head to Alleppey. You can spend some peaceful time in this idyllic backwaters location. You can experience the serene environs of Alleppey with a memorable boathouse stay, a relaxing ayurvedic spa, and everything else this beautiful location has to offer.
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When it comes to Indian tourist places in winter, Udaipur is certainly one of the best ones to visit. The region is extremely hot during the summers. This is why most people love to visit this enchanting city in the winter. There are many things to see in this romantic city of lakes, including royal palaces, historical monuments, and a culture like no other.
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If there is a place that is livelier in winters than it is in summers, it is Goa. The very spirit of Goa, the party capital of India, comes alive in the winters! There are jovial foreign and local travelers all over the state during the cold months. The sunny beaches remain sunny in Goa even during the coldest months. December is when Goa sees the most visitors, for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. A winter in Goa should undoubtedly be on every travel enthusiast’s bucket list!
If you have dreamed of going to a place covered in snow, Auli is where your dream will come true. This cozy ski resort town is one of the best destinations in India to enjoy snowy winters with a good book and hot coffee. The region is mostly frequented by honeymooners, thanks to its evident romantic vibe. However, that does not deter people from visiting here with family and friends for a wholesome time.
Hampi, the city of ruins, is a renowned World Heritage Site. It is also a popular Indian tourist place in winter. Winters here are mild and pleasant in comparison to the summers since summers can be too hot to enjoy a good vacation. With around 500 historical monuments belonging to the Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi is a history-lover’s delight. The landscape of Hampi is also stunning for nature lovers.
Shimla, the city with old world charms, is a much-loved Indian destination. It is spectacular in every season. During winter, it is quite magical. The winding roads, old Victorian-era buildings, spectacular sunsets, and snow-covered mountains in the distance make a winter holiday in Shimla unforgettable. Along with enjoying the natural splendors of Shimla, an artsy tourist can also step into one of the museums or the State Library and lose themselves in the rich history.
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One of Northeast India’s most spectacular destinations, Gangtok is charming throughout the year. Snow-covered landscapes are the backdrop of Gangtok’s colorful markets, peaceful monasteries, and other sightseeing destinations. With this, the region looks like a beautiful dream. The cold winters of Gangtok make exploring famous sites, such as Tsomgo Lake, Rumtek Monastery, and Nathula Pass, even more exciting.
The white desert of Kutch is a remarkable sight. It becomes better when the world-renowned Rann Utsav makes it colorful. From the months of November to February, the Rann Utsav is held here for tourists to explore and experience the culture of Gujarat. From delicious cuisine to various cultural programs and camel rides to hot air balloon rides, you can indulge in many magical experiences at Kutch.
If you visit a region where water is as cold as ice in winters, it may not be much fun. However, Alibaug is the exception to this. This pretty beach destination is an easy getaway from Mumbai. While here, do not forget to attend Nariyal Pani, the vibrant music festival that is hosted in January.
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Beautiful sandy beaches, exciting water sports, pleasant climate, and the beauty of nature surrounding you. These are some of the things that Lakshadweep has in store for you. You can visit this place any time during the year. However, the most preferable time is the winter season, when the temperature is just right.