TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA DURING WINTER
Winter is a season we all love due to its serenity and the flavors it brings to our lives. All around the world winter hits countries on different levels. We have the freezing winters of the Scandinavian countries and at the same time people in most African countries don’t get much of it. In a country like
India, winter comes in a unique way. It is felt differently across the land in different states. This makes India a must visit for tourists in the winters. Here, we have shortlisted 10 most suitable places and locations in India to be visited during the winter season.
Kutch is a district in the state of Gujarat situated ibn the western India. It is most famous for the Great Rann of Kutch, a large area of salt marshes located in the Thar Desert. Tourists come in large numbers every year to visit Rann of Kutch in Winters due the famous Winter Carnival where various cultural and traditional arts and crafts are exhibited here by the artists. Also, there are different and special food delights, surreal nights and opportunity for bird watching available in the region.
Nainital, one of the most famous and well- known hill stations of the country is a treat to be celebrated in the winter season. It lies in the Kumaon foothills of the Outer Himalayas. If you’re a fan of enjoying intense yet pleasant winter breeze and snowfall, you can visit Nainital. Some of
the famous tourist sites in Nainital are Nainital Lake, Tiffin top, Snow View, Naini Peak. Nainital is a nice place to be visited if one is willing to enjoy the weather.
India has a history of vast and lavish ancient/ Medieval empires and kingdoms. One such kingdom was the kingdom of Vijayanagar, located on the banks of the banks of river Tungabhadra in South India. Hampi, a small village is one of the most prominent remains of the great Vijayanagar Kingdom. Hampi has been declared a World Heritage Site and houses a
number of monoliths and sculptures exhibiting the excellent craftsmanship prevalent in the period. Some of the most famous places at Hampi include Shree Virupaksha Temple, Matanga Hill, Vijaya Vitthala Temple, Hampi Archaeological ruins and Hemkuta Hill Temple. In the Southeast of Hampi, Daroji Bear Sanctuary is home to the Indian sloth bear. This place is suitable to be visited in the winters due to the usually warm and pleasant environment of the South India.
In India, Goa is considered synonymous to tourism and a heaven for any tourist. Its beaches and the sea are cherished by the visitors. The state has something so special and serene about its environs. Located in South- West of India, Goa has a very pleasant weather on all days of the years, which makes it a perfect place for tourists of all sorts and with different likings. Beaches are the main attraction in Goa. Some of the best beaches in Goa are the ones located in the far South and farthest North. Some of them are Anjuna/Vagator (decent, crowded beaches) and Candolim/Baga (very crowded beaches), and Ashwem/Arambol (fun clean, pretty beaches). Goa
is also known for its churches and their predominantly Baroque architecture.
Mysore or Mysuru is a chief city in the Karnataka with a rich cultural and traditional history. It has achieved the sobriquet of the “cultural capital” of Karnataka. It has a very rich heritage of monuments, palaces and artistically sound legacy. Mysore’s weather is usually pleasant at all
times of the years. Some of the most well-known places in Mysore include Mysore Palace, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Brindavan Gardens, St. Philomena’s Cathedral, Sri Chamudishwari Temple.
The capital of Manipur and one of the most important and renowned cities of Northeast India, Imphal is an appropriate haven to be visited during the cool season. Northeast India, unfortunately remains underestimated and less visited by explorers and tourists despite its rich history, scenic views and vibrant culture. The Northeast has some of the most precious tourism gems that one needs to visit at any cost. Imphal has a number of places to be explored and experienced, namely Kangla Fort, Shri Shri Govindji Temple, Manipur State Museum, Matai Garden, RKCS Art Gallery and Museum.
If you want to experience full-fledged snowfall, snow views and a chilling wind passinf by your ears every minute, Shimla is the right place to be at. Located in the capital of Himachal Pradesh Shimla is not only straight lout of a snowy scenery in a painting but also a has a lot of historical and cultural significance. Shimla has hues of its own, making it to the checklist of almost every travel freak exploring places in India. Some of the most visited places of Shimla are the Mall Road, the Ridge, Shree Hanuman Mandir Jhakoo, Viceregal Lodge and Botanical Gardens, Christ Church Shimla and many other interesting places to quench your wanderlust.
This town of Uttarakhand is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests. Auli has a cold climate which makes it another apt place for skiing and viewing snowfall. It has the valley of Flowers National Park with colourful flowers presenting a mesmerising image in front of the eyes of the beholder. Some of the most prominent attractions here are Auli Ropeway, Auli Artificial Lake, Gorson Bugyal, Chhatrakund, Joshimathh. It is a must visit for snowfall lovers and surreal views.
Another skiing location with heaven like surroundings is Gulmarg, a town and hill station located in the Union Territory of Jammu &Kashmir. It is situated in the Pir Panjal range of the Western Himalayas. Gulmarg is also famous for its various Hindu Temples and Christian Churches. Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve –To Witness Flora & Avifauna
· Strawberry Field – Try Fresh Strawberries
· Apharwat Peak – Snow Clad Year Round
· Alpather Lake – Amidst Scenic Peaks
· Ningle Nallah And Ferozepur Nallah – Gorgeous Mountain Streams
· Seven Springs – Seven Natural Water Outlets
· Shrine of Baba Reshi – Seek Blessings
· Maharani Temple – One of The Oldest Temples
· St. Mary’s Church – Star Attraction
Kerala is one of the Southernmost states of India. It is also among the most beautiful states of India. It has greenery all around with clear skies and brooks. Palm trees are most characteristic of Kerala. It is known for its palm lined beaches and backwaters. Some of the top sites in Kerala are Munnar, Alapuzha, Kochi, Kovalam and many others. Kerala has a perfect climate to be enjoyed in the winters.
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