Best winter destinations to visit in India for a scenic experience
7 Of The Best Winter Destinations To Visit In India
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Winter destinations in India can be so beautiful!
India is a country with extreme seasonal changes. While the country experiences hot and dry summers in places like Rajasthan, some Northern states like Jammu and Kashmir have very harsh winters. However for a pleasant climatic experience, there are a number of places in the country one can visit.
A scenic view of the snow-capped mountain ranges, clear waters of lakes and blissful winter breeze is definitely a great idea for a winter vacation for many. While the winters in India have begun in full swing, we have curated a list of a few of the top winter destinations to visit in the country from December to March.
7 Winter Destinations To Visit In India For A Scenic Experience
For all those of you who love the ocean and water more than the mountains, Andaman is the perfect destination for you. You can laze around on the white beaches of Andaman while you take in the breeze and enjoy the tranquility. As the spot is tropical in nature, Andaman tends to be very hot and humid in summer, making the winter months the best time to visit the islands. You can enjoy numerous water sports and the light show at the Cellular Jail is another tourist attraction worth attending.
White beaches and blue water at Andaman islands
The majestic beauty of Rajasthan is unexplainable and words won't do any justice to the beautiful architecture and cultural heritage that the state has to offer. Every city in the state has something to offer. While Udaipur has scenic lakes, Jaisalmer's golden desert is worth visiting too. As the temperature in the state is very high during the summer, the winters here are pleasant to visit. So, plan your holiday in Rajasthan during the winters. You can enjoy the grandeur and beauty of the forts and palaces in Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur, desert camping at Jaisalmer and a hot air balloon ride in Pushkar.
Yet another tourist attraction in India during winter is Kerala. There are clear water beaches for water babies, laidback backwaters for the leisure seekers, wildlife sanctuaries and safaris for nature lovers and scenic hill stations too. The winter months from November to February are the best time to visit Kerala. The must-do activities here include a houseboat ride, a walk in the tea plantations amidst the greenery and houseboat or shikara rides at the backwaters. Do not forget to witness a Kathakali dance performance if in Kerala.
Backwaters at Kerala!
4. Rann Of Kutch
The white sand desert at Rann of Kutch is well-known in the country. Making the winter months the best time to visit, The Rann Utsav is also worth attending, which is arranged by the State from October to February. The festival is the best place to try the local delicacies and shop for the local artefacts. A camel ride in the starlit night is a must-have experience.
One of the beautiful North Eastern states of the country, Meghalaya is a scenic state with pristine waterfalls, lakes, rivers and immense beauty. Meghalaya has lush greenery and a soothing vibe to offer all the tourists who make there. While in Meghalaya, do not miss visiting Shillong, hiking to the living-root bridge in Cherrapunjee and experiencing a boat ride in clear water of Dawki.
Yet another North Eastern State which is a must-visit in winters is Sikkim. The morning sun on the glistening mountain ranges looks simply captivating. Gangtok in Sikkim is decked up in scenic beauty with Mt. Kanchenjunga sparkling in the mornings. The hospitality of the Sikkimese people is also worth experiencing. The local delicacies, hiking, paragliding, river rafting are some of the to-dos when in Sikkim.
The pristine waters in Sikkim!
The former French colony in India is surrounded by pristine beaches, making it a great winter destination in India. Lazing around on the white beaches while soaking in the early morning sun or sipping a local cocktail is the perfect way to spend a day in Pondicherry. Do not forget to try out the cute cafes and restaurants in the city. You can also visit Auroville for a calming experience in the lap of nature.
So, where are you heading next?