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Winter travel: 5 cities and towns to visit in India during the winter season

Come Winter and it is time for those endless cups of coffee, curling up in corners and enjoying the coziness all around.  Winter has a charm of its own.  While some enjoy staying at home, there is a whole world to explore during this wonderful season.  Hence the season is very popular with tourists and travellers too.  Snow clad landscapes, winter food and panoramic settings make it a favourite with travellers of all kind.  Here is a quick look at some popular winter getaways in India.

Beauty of Winters
Beauty of Winters

 Manali

Snow kissed mountains
Snow kissed mountains

Arguably one of the best and most popular hill stations in India Manali; is located in Himachal Pradesh.  Nestled in the the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley, Manali is known for its cool climate and snow-capped mountains. While here you can do several adventure activities as well as visit several places of interest like the Hidimba Devi Temple and the shawl weaving centres.  The adventure activities include river rafting, skiing, trekking, mountain biking and more.

Shillong 

Winter fog
Winter fog

Shillong is Meghalaya’s hilly little capital which is as beautiful in summer as it is in winter. Known as the “Abode of the clouds”, Shillong is known for its stunning beauty and pristine landscapes.  People visit this place for its cool weather and the clouds in the mountains. You can enjoy trekking here along with other activities like angling and river rafting and camping. The caves are also best explored during winter due to the favourable weather.

Tawang 

Hilly terrains in winter

Tawang is one of the most perfect winter destinations in India. It is a town in the Arunachal Pradesh. known for its magnificent Buddhist monastry Though it is a beautiful place but it rarely finds its way to the tourist’s checklist. The best part about this place is the hilly terrain which is surrounded by a beautiful lake. The unique beauty and rich Buddhist heritage of Tawang is a panacea for the body, soul and mind. It is thus, definitely a to-go place this winter season.

Gangtok

Winter landscapes
Winter landscapes

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and is sight not to be missed in winters. Peaceful vibes and a serene environment makes Gangtok the perfect destination for a winter holiday.  The temperature in some parts dips to below zero making the higher altitude villages and lakes freeze.  If you are planning to travel this winter season, Goibibo is one of the best options for you as it provides the best deals on hotels, flights and bus booking. Goibibo also provide extra discount coupon to their users, so use coupon code and save extra on your bookings.

Auli

Sking in winter
Sking in winter

Auli is said to be a ski lovers’ paradise. Located high up in the hills of Uttrakhand, this hill station is one of the best ski resort towns in the country.  Although it is an all-year round skiing destination, the months from December to February bring out the natural charm and the best routes of the town. So, you can do several exciting activities and visit many places like Gurson Bugyal meadow, enjoy cable car rides, soak in the gorgeous views of Mana Parvat and much more.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and enjoy the beauty of winter in Incredible India.

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