Best Places to Enjoy Winters in India
India is a country that provides something exciting and beautiful for every tourist no matter what season it is. This mystic country has many vibrant colors and culture along with variant biodiversity that people love to visit throughout the year. Primarily, there are four seasons in India, namely, Spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Fall Autumn and Winter. One of the greatest experiences that you must enjoy is the winter of India. There are so many varieties of activities to enjoy, scenic panoramas to explore and delicious foods to relish during the winter season. In this write-up, we have mentioned some of the famous places to enjoy the winter season at it best.
Jammu and Kashmir
Winters of Jammu & Kashmir is famous all across the world among especially the trekkers for its Zanskar winter trek and skiing lovers. The Zanskar River freezes during summers and becomes the venue for the popular “Chadar Frozen River Trek”. It is a very difficult terrain for trekkers because of the cold temperatures and heavy snow, but the thrill for trekkers is amazing. During winters, people come here to enjoy various adventure sports such as skiing, ice-skating, heli-skiing and snowboarding. As a matter of fact, Gulmarg is the only Heli-skiing place in Asia. Also, annual events are conducted here which you can witness (or even take part in) include Cross country skiing, Alpine skiing, Biathlon and Ice-skating.
Mussoorie, a prominent hill resort in Uttarakhand is not only a getaway for people seeking escape from busy city life, but is also a great place for adventure activities during winter season. For instance, its Gun Hill offers a ropeway ride where you get a spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges. You can picnic at the Municipal Garden near the artificial mini lake and even enjoy boating. Or else, go for trekking up to Kempty Fall and take a horseback ride on the way back! Moreover, you can sit in waters of small waterfalls such as Jharipani and Bhatta.
The best time to explore Rajasthan’s beauty and glam is during the winter season. During this season, the weather permits you to go for sightseeing and go outdoors all day to explore the monuments, palaces and the local culture. You would be surprised to know that the scorching desert gets chilly cold during winter nights. Also, you must enjoy the Jaisalmer Desert Festival organized during winter season.
The ideal time to visit Goa is during the winter season, but you must be aware that you’ll be facing thousands of fellow visitors who come here as New Year’s travelers. Therefore, it will be better for you to find isolated beaches, or go a little earlier (or later) in the off season. Lounging by the beach, exploring the local monuments and eating and drinking at a shack is what defines the classic Goan experience!
Apart from these destinations, Manali, Kerala, Andaman, Auli, Shimla, Lakshadweep and Nainital are some of the other popular places to enjoy winters in India.