7 Best Places to Visit in India in Winter

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Everyone craves to go out for a vacation trip and explore new places, food, and more during holidays. There are two extreme seasons when people prefer going out on vacation i.e. extreme summer as well as winter.

Winter season is the coolest time of the year in many parts of the World. The climate will be cooler with roads covered with snow and still, there are some difficulties while traveling in winter. However, many people travel towards any famous destination to enjoy in winter.

Obviously, winter is the perfect season to explore the destinations in India. Winter in India is the perfect time to experience pleasant and cool weather with the Tropical climate of India.

You can have a great feel with the stunning snow of North India, sunshine in the beaches and pleasant climate of South India. If you are an adventure lover or nature admirer or photo bug this will be a wonderful trip of your life.  From this article, you can know the best places to visit India in winter.   

Below are the best places to Visit in India in winter:

Shimla – Summer Capital of the British Raj

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Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh which is considered as one of the famous tourist destinations in India in winter. The people who love winter sports can really enjoy well in this hill station. During winter, Shimla is fully covered by snow and so many tourists visit this place in the month of December.

Snowfall is the main part of Shimla in which you can enjoy your vacation by playing with the snow on the mountains. In Shimla, you can involve in many adventure sports like ice skating, trekking, skiing and ride on the cable cars to view the wonderful beauty of that place.

Things to do: You can also visit Christ Church, Jakhoo temple, British architectural site and the places around Shimla.

Ooty – Queen of Nilgiris

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Ooty is nestled with the mountains of Nilgiris which is the amazing hill stations in South India. This region is completely surrounded by trees like pine, coniferous, eucalyptus along with coffee and tea plantations. Every year during the season the tremendous amount of people will be visiting the Ooty and spending their vacation there.

Its Blissful environment, Mountains and the misty climate make it stand as the top place to visit in India in winter. In this place, you can get out from real life and get into a new magical life and it gives you unforgettable memories.

Things to do:  You can also make a visit to explore the coffee & tea plantation, visit Avalanche Lake, Emerald Lake, Kamaraj Sagar Dam. Here you can also buy the delicious homemade chocolates and can see the Nilgiris view from Doddabetta Peak.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – Haven for Migrating Birds

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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is the safe home for the migrating birds that travel from various regions of the World. Here you can find a large number of species like ducks, geese, pelicans, coots, waders, Spotted Eagle, Imperial Eagle etc. Hence, it is described as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this sanctuary, it is possible to observe the presence of Indian Pythons.

Moreover, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is most often visited by personalities like bird lovers, tourists, locals, and ornithologists. You can see nearly lakhs of birds around the month of November to March.

Things to do: You can watch the various species of birds, move to the Lohagarh Fort and capture the natural scenes of the World.

Lakshadweep Islands – Heavenly Destination

Lakshadweep Islands Heavenly Destination
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Lakshadweep islands are one of the amazing islands in India in winter which provides a feel of heaven to the travellers. This island is a great source for coral reefs, sea life, sandy beaches, and bluish-green clear water. The tropical weather condition is the major specialty of this region and makes it as the winter holiday destination in India.

Things to do: On this island, you can get indulged with various water sports like yacht sailing, scuba diving, water rafting. You can also explore the sea in a different manner.

It is the best place for both family trips and honeymooners to spend their golden days within the roof of Peace.

Delhi – the City of Cities

Delhi – the City of Cities
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Delhi is a remarkable state as it is the capital of India. It is the most popular place throughout the World. This city is significant for its layers of towns, eras, sites, and its climate. Winter season in Delhi drops up to 4 degree Celsius and so this city is the best destination to visit in winter.

Things to do: Delhi is well known for its ancient monuments, museums, and religious places. Also, you can traverse through the places of Parliament House, India Gate, Red Fort and much more.

Munnar – God’ Own Country

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Munnar is termed as the Gem of South India or often called as the paradise for the nature admirers. Also, the city is admired for its scenic beauty and the divine bliss of the hill town. Munnar is famous for its plantations, cloudy surroundings, waterfalls and other floral beauty that makes it obtain the name of paradise.

Things to do: You can visit the Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Mattupety dam and click pictures there.

Pondicherry – Have the French flavors

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Shortly called as Pondy, Pondicherry has the feel of France as it was colonized by the French. It is one of the Union Territories where you can enjoy the French delicacies, Beer, Café and architectures. Also, winter will be more bliss in Pondicherry so that travelers can have a warm and cozy sense. In this region, you can create your lovable memories of a lifetime.

Things to do: You can undergo water sports, beach activities and visit Promenade Beach, Outseri Lake etc.

Thus, these are the seven destinations to visit in India during winter. These are some of the important regions to explore in winter. However, there is still a huge number of warm welcoming areas are in India.


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