Planning a Winter holiday trip with family or your loved ones in India? We see the winter months are packed full of a host of festivals and carnivals which makes it the best season to go on all your dream vacations.
Filled with beautiful, picturesque desert sceneries; the romantic lure of the sandy beaches as well as the postcard-perfect hill stations, India has no dearth of places you can visit with your loved one or your family, this winter. Here is a list of the ten best vacation spots you can plan for this winter.
You will find some of the most beautiful architectural details and picturesque desert sceneries, this is one of the best places to visit in this winter. History lovers are surely going to love the Jaipur experience, it offers some of the most beautiful Desert Safaris, which allow you to witness the majestic Beauty of the desert landscapes.
The pink city of India, Jaipur makes some of the most beautiful local handicrafts to delight the shopaholics, while camel and elephant rides can delight the kids. Jaipur also offers adventure sports like paragliding, ideal for the adrenaline junkies.
Manali, Kullu, Kasol, Solang Circuit
You will find Manali, the most beautiful in winter months. It is covered in white snow and this is the ideal place for a romantic getaway in winters. With a number of adventure sports options like paragliding, trekking, skiing etc. the Manali experience is sheer magic. While the famous Rohtang Pass does remain closed at this time of the year due to the excessive snowfall, the beauty of the mighty mountains is so grand and alluring, that you probably won’t even miss it!
If you are looking for the ideal way to get away from the biting cold of the subcontinent and are looking for a beach getaway, it doesn’t get better than Goa. The perfect beach to relax, wind down and acquire a killer tan to show off at the end of the year, this is the ideal holiday destination for the young and the young at heart alike.
If you are really in the mood to get the whole Goa experience, partake in the Sunburn music festival with a stellar lineup some of the most renowned domestic and global musicians.
Shillong-Imphal-Kaziranga National Park circuit
This is the ideal vacation for your entire family. Prepare to be awestruck by the powerful beauty of the majestic one-horned rhinoceros at the Kaziranga National Park, experience the pristine beauty of the untouched lakes, waterfalls, the alluring scenery and natural caves at the heart of the North East of India.
Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the aboriginal Naga tribes, their ways of living and their culture. While the weather is hardly ever unpleasant in the North East, the winters are especially delightful.
While the summers are extremely hot and the monsoons can be equally problematic, Chennai is breathtakingly beautiful in the winters. If you are looking for a spiritual holiday and are looking to go seek solace at the temples of God or some of the most picturesque churches, Chennai is the ideal place to go this winter.
If that doesn’t float your boat, try the beautiful beaches, the incredible rock sculptures at Mahabalipuram, the incredible natural caves as well as an actual crocodile farm. The local handicrafts are sure to impress the shopaholic, while the Madumalai national park offers a range of exotic flora and fauna to delight your senses.
Nainital- Mussoorie- Corbett National Park
Go for a serene boat ride at the Naina Devi lake, take in the picturesque, postcard-perfect beauty of Mussoorie, go river rafting, and end your trip with an adrenaline fueling Jungle safari, witnessing the majestic beauty of elephants and tigers in their natural habitat at the oldest national park of the country. If you want a white Christmas, you can also enjoy the snowfall in Nainital and Mussoorie during the winters.
This is one of the most incredible wildlife tourism routes the country has to offer. Bharatpur sanctuary is one of the best bird sanctuaries in India. With some of the most exotic birds from Siberia using this route for migration during the colder months, it is an ideal place for bird watching in the winter months.
You can partake in the exhilarating jungle safaris and tiger spotting adventures through the Sariska Tiger Reserve and Ranthambore, with the ideal time for visiting being winter. Don’t miss the astounding forts and beautiful temples at Alwar!
With summer temperatures soaring over 40 degrees, the winters are the best time to witness the rich heritage and culture of the Mughal empire in the capital city. Visit the world wonder, Taj Mahal, at Agra, along with the Agra Fort and the other historical monuments that dot the beautiful city, with the trip ending with a spiritual dive into the historical city of Mathura.
The best winter vacation, perhaps, is a trip to Gujarat. The grand Rann Utsav is one of the most immersive experiences into the culture of Gujarat. Witness the majestic beauty of the Asiatic Lion at the Gir forest and indulge in the rich heritage and culture of Ahmedabad.
Khajuraho Temples-Kanha Tiger Reserve-Bhopal-Jabalpur Circuit
Indulge in the culture of Madhya Pradesh and partake in the festivities at the Khajuraho dance festival, held in the winters, while marvelling at the intricate sculptural details of the temples. Partake in wildlife safaris at the Kanha Tiger Reserve and search for inner peace at the Sanchi stupa in Bhopal. End the trip with a visit to Jabalpur with the Madan Mahal Fort and the Pisanhari Temple.
India is a land rich in culture, heritage and natural beauty. With some of the most amazing winter getaways, you can plan for your loved ones, this is the time to be excited and take that dream vacation you have always coveted. These magnificent holidays will surely replenish your soul and help you relax and wind down at the end of the year and get you pumped for a new year to begin!
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