The diverse and welcoming India is a popular holiday destination among leisure travellers. While India remains a year-round destination, the winter months offer excellent weather, views and amazing adventure opportunities to travellers to explore this vast country. Here is our list of top reasons to board flights to the country this winter season.
The town of Gulmarg in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is at its picturesque best during winters. Snow-covered landscape, gorgeous Mughal Gardens and the title of being one of the top skiing destinations in India – need more reasons to pack your bags and head to Gulmarg?
The Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle is a tourist circuit in North India that includes three cities – Agra, Jaipur and Delhi. Since summers are very hot and sweaty in the region, most travellers find winters to be a pleasant time to tour the Golden Triangle. Visit historical monuments of Delhi (India Gate, Qutub Minar etc), the Taj Mahal of Agra and the Rajasthani forts of Jaipur on this tour.
Winters bring out the best Sikkim has to offer. It has the most welcoming weather and so it becomes a coveted destination for trekkers, rafters and nature lovers during this time. Explore the snow-covered Himalayas or the climb Mt. Kanchenjunga – choose your thrill!
Khajuraho and Orchha
Revisit ancient India as you travel through the ancient sites of Khajuraho and Orchha in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site that reflects the erotic carvings and sculptures of Kamasutra and the piety and spirituality of ancient temples.
The culture and heritage-rich Indian state of Gujarat is another region best visited during winters. The state hosts a world-famous, 3-month long cultural festival during this period called the Rann Utsav. Enjoy breathtaking views, wildlife and experiences of the salt deserts of Rann.
Jim Corbett National Park
Explore the amazing wildlife diversity at Jim Corbett National Park in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Winters are the best time to explore the forested wildlife sanctuary and spot tigers, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer, elephants and over 600 bird species in thrilling jeep safaris.
Popularly known as God’s Own Country, Kerala’s natural beauty is world-famous. The charms of its brackish lagoons or backwaters reach the zenith during the winter months. Enjoy peaceful rides on houseboats in the backwaters, relax at the beaches, take in the aromas of its spice gardens and tea plantations, rejuvenate with Ayurvedic massages or visit its picture-perfect hill stations.