As the mild fog started to set in the wee hours and the late evenings, the mild chill in the weather is a pretty obvious sign that the winters are here!! Winter, the season of comfy blankets and everything cozy and happy. Are you a snow lover and wonder what you can do in Winter holidays destinations in India? Winters, the apt season to travel around the country, because nobody likes sweaty rides; it’s always comfortable snuggling in the hotels and you can always choose your level of comfort with the weather, ranging from the snowy Himachal to the coffee plantations of the South!!
Winter is here fellow travelers and with it comes the list of the various places which are way better during the winters and and and, a must visit!!. Rejoice!!
List of Places to visit in India in Winter:
Jaisalmer – Best places to soak the winter sun in India
Winters in Jaisalmer sets in late October and lasts until February. The temperature here remains affable during this time of the year, making it one of the favorable for all kinds of people. While it’s rather hot through most parts of the year, winters are relatively pleasant to spend in the desert.
December – January are traveler’s paradigm of ‘ideal niche’ when the nights are much cooler and days have a winter chill in the air. Along with the exciting desert safari in Jaisalmer, camel rides across the sand dunes and star gazing while camping in the dessert are some of the things you can enjoy here. Make your loved ones feel special in the best winter vacation destination in India by gifting them a stay at Royal Haveli.
Pushkar – What’s not to love here in Winter
Pushkar is a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. According to the mythology when Sati died, Shiva cried for so long that his tears created two holy ponds -one at Pushkar in Ajmer and the other at Ketaksha, which literally means raining eyes in Sanskrit. It is often called “Tirth Raj” – the king of pilgrimage sites – and has in recent years become a popular destination for foreign tourists.
Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities in India. It built around the Pushkar lake. Legend has it that this lake was consecrated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe. It has been attracting a lot of tourists to take part in its vividly colorful and amusing Camel fair, better known as the Pushkar Mela.
This is a yearly event, where you see the selling and purchasing of decorated camels, witness the Rajasthani culture soaked in beliefs and also see huge hot air balloons filling up the evening sky!! What’s not to love?
Himachal – Exotic winter holiday destination in India
Red shiny apples overtopped with snow in Shimla, admiring trekking routes, and midnight snowfall in Manali, you name it and Himachal has it!! How many of us have grown up dreaming of those Hollywood movie scenes where you run out and make snowballs to run back inside the rooms with blasting heaters and warm soup? Well here’s the chance to live it all in the best winter holiday destination in India!!!
From super fun winter sports destination to witnessing the magical snowfall, Give Himachal a chance and it will fulfill all your childhood dreams!! Plan for Shimla this winter season and find your abode with Funstay!!
How about planning your trip to the Mini Switzerland of India in winter?
Pondicherry – Best place to travel in India in December
The winter season in Pondicherry starts from October and February. It is during this time when the climate is comparatively cooler and also perfect for sightseeing, beach fun, and water sports. Light woolens should be sufficient to keep you warm as, during winters, the temperature usually drops to 17 degree Celsius at night.
Soul refreshing landscapes of Pondicherry beaches…
Pondicherry is a popular tourist destination in South India. The city has many colonial buildings, churches, temples, and statues which, combined with the systematic town planning and planned French style avenues, still, preserve much of the colonial ambiance.
Also, South India has been known to maintain a pleasant level of Chill around winters. Coorg, Ooty and pleasant foothill destinations like Chikmagalur are some of the best tourist spots near Pondicherry.
Mokukchang – Only for the Admires of rich culture and tradition
Surprisingly urban, though still connected to its roots, Mokokchung is an important town and one of the prime tourist places of Nagaland. Like many other cities and towns of this Northeast India region, Mokokchung is inhabited by tribal and Christian people.
The town is a good holiday place for nature lovers and most importantly for the admirers of rich culture and traditions. Grand festive celebrations of the town draw tourists in huge numbers. Counted among the top 3 urban areas of Nagaland, the town is also considered the cultural and intellectual capital of the state.
This town experiences mild and pleasant summers and moderates to extreme cold, while the monsoons bring heavy downpour. Dominated by Ao Nagas, the town can be best explored during festive celebrations like Moatsu, New Year and Christmas.
Mokokchung District is home to 6 mountain ranges, various pristine valleys, gushing streams and scenic splendor all over. Foreign visitors must obtain a Restricted Area Permit to visit the region.
If Sydney is the New Year’s Eve Capital of the world, Mokokchung is the New Year’s Eve Capital of Nagaland.
Goa – Best place for honeymoon in Winter in India
Goa is more of a party destination 365 x24 x7. I mean, right from social media to television, to our friends and a lot of our other favorite sources have made sure that each and every year we virtually experience the fun and the amazing time that Goa offers during the end of the year!!
The beaches are crowded, the shacks overflowing with party people, the Sunburn music festival, the night sky on top of the beach and the mutual feeling of enjoyment and fun on everybody’s faces very easily just sums up why Goa is The’ place you should be going to this New Years!!! Check out the list of unique stays in Goa.
And we won’t judge you if you plan to extend your stay far past New Year’s till the months of February because honestly, no one has been able to run from the charm of Goa. Go give it a shot.