Best Places to visit during Winters in India

Winter is a season of great winds, chilly weather, and snow. In India, there are some parts where it snows and there are other parts where the sparkling winds of winter dances.

So here is the list of best places to visit during winters that will make your soul happy and zealous.

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital
Nainital, Uttarakhand

Enjoy the beautiful and stunning peaks and the splendid view of Naini Lake. Nainital is located in Kumaon of Uttarakhand.

Nainital has many lakes and so the city is also called as ‘City of Lakes’. Snow-view point is a great point to enjoy the ropeway ride. One should not forget to wonder the Mall road. In Nainital, there is also a great zoo to see wildlife.

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann of Kutch in Rajasthan
Image Source Rann of Kutch in Rajasthan

Enjoy the salt desert of the Rann of Kutch. The white desert during the months from November to February will be fun to enjoy the famous ‘Rann Utsav’.  The festival is full of music, folk dances, paramotoring, camel rides, local arts, and many more interesting activities.

Don’t miss to do camping on the salt desert and have a serene night under the moonlight that gives a totally different look than the day time to the Rann of Kutch.

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol is also known as Amsterdam of India. Even though the village is small, it has many things to offer. The beauty of the Parvati valley will make you feel mesmerized and the heights of the snowy hills around Manikaran will make you stunned. Kasol is also famous for its yummy Israeli delicacies and flea market.

Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

The snowy blanket will make your eyes daze. Gulmarg has wonderful snowy peaks, trees splendidly covered with snow, and magically frozen lakes.

Gulmarg is a paradise to enjoy snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, sledge rides, and cable car ride. It is also an amazing place to do camping beside Ningle Nallah and Ferozepur Nallah.

Gangtok, Sikkim

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Gangtok, Sikkim

Enjoy the hill station covered with mesmerizing clouds. Gangtok has everything to offer, from beautiful snowy mountains to the pleasant aroma. Enjoy the winding hill roads by riding in a cable car.

Enjoy the stunning views of the third highest peak in the world known as mount Kanchenjunga. 

There are many places to see as Ban Jhakri falls, Tashi viewpoint, Enchey Monastery, Do Drul Chorten, Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, and Teesta river.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The birthplace of Dalai Lama is truly mesmerizing and peaceful. The mountains, waterfalls, greenery, and lakes will make your heart gratified.

There are many places to explore in Tawang like Tawang monastery, Gorichean peak,  Jaswant Garh, Indo-china border at Bumla pass, Orchid Sanctuary, Tipi Orchid Sanctuary, and Shongaster Lake.

The Tawang festival is a festival which you should not miss. It is a cultural festival consisting of traditional tribal dances, the exhibition of local arts, crafts, handloom products, and many more events.

Kohima, Nagaland

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Kohima, Nagaland

Kohima is the best place to visit in the winter season for its Hornbill festival. The festival showcases the art of Naga culture. The festival consists of cultural dance, music, the exhibition of handicrafts and handloom. There are many more interesting events held at the festival.

There is a mesmerizing Dzukou Valley where you can have an adventurous trail. Other attractive places consist of the Zoological Park, the Catholic Cathedral, and the Nagaland State Museum.

Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli, Uttarakhand
Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli has amazing snow land for skiing. It is one of the best destinations to enjoy trekking in snow.

Enjoy trekking at Gurson Bugyal or have views of apple orchards, oaks and deodars trees. The huge peaks of mountains known as Nanda Devi, Kamet, Trishul, Hathi Parvat and Mana Parvat will surely make your mind boggle. 

Leh Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir

Leh Ladakh
Leh Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir

Leh Ladakh in winters is a paradise of snowy hills, frozen grassland lake, and the world’s highest motorable road.

There are many places to see if you participate in the Chadar Trek-like Tilat sumdo, Gyalpo, Shrina Koma, Tibb, Nerak, Lingshed, and Dibyokma.

Ladakh is home for The Bactrian camels who have two humps on their back. Such camels are rare to see in the world.

Lonavala, Maharashtra

Lonavala
Lonavala, Maharashtra

Lonavala is a beautiful place having serene greenery, wonderful points, energetic waterfalls crystal clear lakes, and the amazing candy-Chikki.

There are various points and places that you must not miss to visit like – Rajmachi Point, Duke’s Nose, Tiger leap, Karla caves, Lohagad Fort, and Lonavala Lake.