” What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give sweetness. ”
With cold days and cozy nights, winter is the best season for explorers and adventure lovers for enjoying new activities. Since India is a tropical country with diverse topography, it offers many beautiful places to enjoy various sports activities and face new frontiers with a string of holidays and many Indian festivals. The tilt of axis and drop of temperature increases the desire in people to visit various winter destinations in India.
Presenting the list of Exotic Winter Destinations in India
- In the uncomfortably hot state, winter is the best season to visit Rajasthan. Rajasthan is one of the beautiful places in India which is also known as king’s royal abode and it gets prettier with the arrival of winter.
- Winter in Rajasthan starts from November and lasts until February with the temperature between 10 to 25 degrees Celsius.
- This is the best time to explore the colors and culture of Rajasthan. There are many tourist attraction places in Rajasthan.
- Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer is the authentic desert dune of Rajasthan where you can find 30 to 60-meter tall sand dunes and enjoy desert Safari on camels or can also jeep to enjoy sunset ride.
- Mewar is one of the best places in Rajasthan with Kumbhalgarh Festival falling in December. Many artists from different parts of the state present their talent in the cultural festival held in Kumbhalgarh Fort. You can enjoy sound and light show and folk performance.
- Pushkar is a famous Hindu pilgrimage town which curls around a holy lake and it has Brahma temples too. Pushkar is also known as ” the rose garden of Rajasthan ” and the essence of the Pushkar rose is exported all the world. This place is also famous for its cattle fare that is held for five days.
- Jaipur is famous for its architectural beauty and it is also known as the pink city. This city was formed according to Indian Vastu Shastra forming it a part of the Golden Triangle.
2. Himachal Pradesh
- One can best enjoy the beauty of Himachal Pradesh in winters. The snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes, and scenes of valleys are the great attraction of this place.
- Churdhar is the best place for trekking in Himachal Pradesh to visit in December. The enchanting mountains in the city are covered with Shivalik ranges which are the highest peak in Southern Himachal Pradesh. One can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and snow-capped ranges.
- Kullu Manali is the famous place in Himachal Pradesh which attracts many tourists throughout the year. One can seek the blessings in the magnificent and sacred ancient temples here. Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, and mystic monasteries are the must visit places here. Explore the unique and rare antique collections at the Museum of Himachal Culture of Folk art.
- Shimla is the charming hill station of Himachal Pradesh. It is named after the famous ‘ Goddess Sgyamala Devi’ who is an incarnation of ‘Mahakali’. Shimla has the second oldest church in North India famous as Christ church. Shimla is also regarded as a shopper’s paradise for those who love the shop.
- Kasauli is the major cause of tourist attraction in this place. 150 years old Nahri Temple is a popular spot for the popular spot for the spiritual travelers. The sunset point in Kasauli provides the stunning view of the valleys. The highest point in Kasauli is the Monkey point and this place is handled by Indian Air Force.
3. Jammu and Kashmir
- Jammu and Kashmir is the heart of India with its mesmerizing beauty and snow-capped mountains. This state is the heavenly destination for a romantic honeymoon.
- The tranquil ambiance of Buddhist monasteries, lush green Aru Valley, Gulmarg as the most popular skiing destination, Katra for Vaishno Devi, Dal Lake and many more places in Jammu and Kashmir adds never ending beauty and allure.
- Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Mansar Lake, Wular Lake are some of the most famous lakes in the state. Here, lakes are like – intrinsic waterways and channels, houseboat and floating vegetation.
- Trikuta mountain range is famous for Katra Vaishno Devi which is the holy shrine visited by many people throughout the year. The whole journey towards the main temple is spectacular.
- Jammu and Kashmir are known as the ‘trekking capital of India’. Leh is the place with clear water lakes and tough terrains for trekking and many trekking trails originated from Leh. Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace are the main attraction here. One can enjoy mountain biking in the rugged terrain of Ladakh.
- To enjoy the snow beauty of this place, one must visit Pahalgam which gets a blanket of snow during winter. The quaint Dras in Jammu and Kashmir is the second coldest place on the planet. One can also pay homage to the Kargil War Martyr as Kargil War memorial is nearby.
- Kerala is known as the God’s Own Country. The serene atmosphere, mesmerizing waterfall and hill station attracts many tourists to this place throughout the year. The temperature in Kerala ranges between 32 and 23 degrees Celsius between the month of November and February.
- Kochi is the best place in Kerala where one can enjoy the bike races, beach football, floor drawings and swimming competition. There is a ten-day colorful festival known as Mullackal Chiraq which is a fun event to witness.
- Munnar is called the ‘Kashmir of South India’ as it is encircled by the Anamalai mountain range. These beautiful hill stations of Munnar are blessed with several natural beauties that are really worth visiting. Munnar is also famous as ‘Tea Town’ as one can enjoy the beautiful tea plantations that are spread throughout the Munnar.
- Kovalam is very famous beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. Bekal Beach is quiet, relaxed and offers the beautiful views of the Bekal Fort which is the largest and a well-preserved fort in Kerala.
5. Madhya Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh is known as the heart of India as it is located to the upper left of India which is where the human heart is located.
- The Kamasutra monuments and the caves of Bhimabetka are the world heritage site which attracts a large number of people. The caves of Bhimbetka is a cluster of 600 caves and it is the oldest cave collection in India. It is also famous for its rock carvings and human paintings.
- This state has many old temples which are scattered all over the state. Maa Sharda Temple is located on the top of Trikut hill and is most famous hilltop temple. There is also one Shakti Peeth in Madhya Pradesh known as the Maihar temple.
- Bhopal is famous for its lakes that why it is known as the “the city of lakes”. There are many lakes, incredible museums, and many historical palaces. Indore is located by the River Saraswati and the city has beautiful monuments and architecture. Also, Lal Bagh, Tincha waterfall, Indore White Church, Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary etc are the main attraction of the city.
- Gwalior is also a famous destination to visit in Madhya Pradesh which is rich in culture, history, and art. Tiger Dam, Sun Temple, Sas Bahu Temple, Jai Vilas Palace, Tansen Tomb etc are the main attraction of Gwalior.
- Orchha has many beautiful forts and temples like Orchha Fort, Raja Ram Temple, Raja Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary, Palki Mahal, and Dinman Hardaul’s Palace also.
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