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Best Winter Destinations In India

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

Winter months in the plains of India come as a welcome change. While the plains and the beaches tend to be pleasant, hills and the snow-capped mountains assume an unusual level of grandeur and beauty- however, the truth remains that both hills and beaches attract tourists during the winters for different reasons. Check out the top winter destinations.

 

BEST WINTER DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

RAJASTHAN- LAND OF THE MAHARAJAS

If you have been craving to pay a visit to the ‘Land of the Maharajas’, get your bookings done for this winter vacation. While the dropping temperatures of the winters can send a chill down the spine, there is a lot that you can explore in this magical land of desert sands, forts, traditional dance and colourful attire. Don’t forget to check out the spectacular camel shows during the camel festival in Bikaner, Jaipur Vintage Car Rally, Makar Sankranti festival in Jaipur again, Wildlife Safari at Sariska and Winter Festival at Mount Abu. Rajasthan is best visited during the months of November to February if you wish to make the most of its winter charm.

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Rajasthan-image source

 

KERALA- GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

Kerala is ‘God’s Own Country’ that is ideally visited during the winters though it is known to be pleasant throughout the year. During the peak season from October to March, when the enchanting rides across the backwaters, the exciting waterfalls and the serene hills are enjoyed at their best. Thekkady, Munnar, Kovalam, Periyar, Vembanad, Varkala- the list is endless! Since winters are particularly popular with the tourists, make sure you book accommodation well in advance.

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Kerala-image source

 

KASHMIR- PARADISE ON EARTH

If you are keen on visiting this beautiful ‘Paradise on Earth’ where the scenic beauty is incredibly majestic and where apples, almonds, walnuts, peaches and plum grow in abundance, try visiting it once during the winters. While the charm and beauty of Kashmir never tends to fade, no matter which season or time of the year it is, you can visit Kashmir during winters for a variety of reasons. Winter is the time for snowfall and snow; plan your trip to this paradise for snow lovers. Since tourists are few, accommodation cost is comparatively low during this season. Stay for long and click as many pictures as you want; your pictures will turn out so beautiful that no editing would be required. While you sit quietly surrounded by snow, don’t forget to stuff yourself with delicacies like Kashmiri Pulao, Kebabs and Kehva.

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Kashmir- image source

 

GOA– A TOURIST PARADISE

If you want your winter vacation to be fun-filled and eventful, head for Goa. The blue sky, the azure sea, the Winter carnival, the Christmas celebrations in the Old Goa churches and the New Year parties would surely offer you experience like never before! Drink to your heart’s content and dance to the vibrant beats of Goan music till the wee hours of the morning, sit on the exotic beach shacks thronged by enthusiastic party hoppers, make merry and let your hair down. Goa is surely worth visiting during the cooler months.

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Goa-image source

Winters in India are sought after. The beaches, the deserts, the hills and the plans- each destination has something unique to offer during the cold months of the year. Plan your winter vacation at one of these exotic locations to enjoy yourself to the fullest.

 

 

 

 

 

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