Winters bring lots of cheer for travellers visiting India. In this huge country, you will find different kinds of destinations; those which become snow-laden and those which remain warm and sunny even during winters. Travellers often find it difficult to choose the perfect winter getaway from such a long list of options, so here we have listed down some of the best winter destinations in India.
Visit the Himalayan ski resort and hill station of Auli in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand during the winter months for a skiing holiday. Apart from enjoying loads and loads of snow to ski on, you will also get splendid views of the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountain ranges surrounded by jungles of coniferous and oak trees.
This winter, travel to the stunning town of Dawki in the north eastern hill station of Shillong, which is located in the Indian state of Meghalaya. The destination is blessed with a pleasant weather and hosts many amazing festivals during this time. Sit back and float on the crystal clear waters of the River Unmgot or attend the Tysim Festival, Pinjera Festival, and Tura Winter Festival. Make your choice!
Patnitop, Jammu & Kashmir
Head to the gorgeous hill station of Patnitop, located in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir in India, for some winter fun. During winters, the destination is covered with a layer of snow and offers picturesque views and plenty of opportunities for skiing.
Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The vibrant and royal Indian state of Rajasthan is best enjoyed during the winter months. The state enjoys pleasant weather, sunny afternoons, and colourful festivals during this time. Experience royal treatment and relive the lives of princes and princesses as you explore the different forts and palaces of the cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, their traditional folk dances, and their exotic cuisines.
Nagoa Beach, Diu
For a taste of real solitude and serenity, visit the virginal Nagoa Beach, which is located in the charming island destination of Diu. Every beach in Diu reflects pristine beauty particularly during winters. The place hosts a special festival during winters, called the Festa De Diu, which has the title of being the longest beach festival in Asia. The festival kick starts the New Year on a grand note!
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Chennai is probably one of the most popular winter destinations in India. Visit the cultural hub of Mylapore in Chennai to learn more about the city. Or better still, just sip coconut water and enjoy long walks across the Marina beach in Chennai. Travellers can also visit the Madras Music Festival and the 89th Annual Conferences and Concerts here.