Top 17 places to visit in winter

In India, most of the vacations come in the month of Winter. Winter is the only perfect season in which you can enjoy your holidays very well. In the winter season, many of the places are covered with snow and giving a mesmerizing view of the place. If you are wondering about the best places to visit in winter then, here is a mini-guide for you. Read on for more!

1. Jaisalmer

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The ‘Golden City’ is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in winter. This city is known especially for Jaisalmer Fort, one of the very few living forts in India. The fort has houses, shops, and hotels. The Desert Festival in Jaisalmer is the most-awaited event in India and is organized in the month of January. This 3-day festival highlights the unique culture and tradition of the city. A paradise for foodies as the city provides a blend of sumptuous traditional Rajasthani dishes. This is also the perfect destination for pre-wedding shoots and photography too. There are lots of historical tourist places in Jaisalmer.

Transport – Well connected by Rail Network and Road Network. One can also take Camel rides to go there

2. Auli

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A high-altitude hill station located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand near the world-famous religious shrine of Badrinath. A must-visit place for an adventurous person as the hill station provides a blend of activities like skiing, trekking, and lots more. The panoramic views of forests and snowy mountains will make the trip more memorable. The enchanting view of the city gives you an unforgettable experience for a lifetime and will able you to get picturesque views of nature. So, get ready to plan your holidays at Auli this is one of the best places to visit in winter and Don’t worry it will not going to burn your bank balance.

Transport – Roadways are the best option, cable cars for 3 Km

3. Kutch

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The largest district of India is located in Gujrat. It covers a total desert area of 45,000km². It is highly exclaimed for hosting Rann Mahotsav, the great Kutch festival every year in the months of December and January. The festival provides a glimpse of traditional dances, cultural music, mementos depicting the traditional lifestyle, and much more. It makes a must-visit destination for tourists from all around the world. This place is also famous for Wild Ass Sanctuary where you will find some of the very rare species of animals. You seriously can’t afford to miss this place. Hey, don’t forget to carry your camera too! So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to click the pictures of a beautiful and peaceful place for a lifetime memory.

Transport – Very well connected by air, trains, And roads.

4. Goa

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Amongst the most popular tourist places to visit in winter is ‘Goa’. It is highly recognized for the Christmas and New Year events held during the festival season of December and January.  The weather in Goa is most pleasant during the winter months. While Goa Carnival also takes place during the months of winter. Goa is a state, located on the southwest coast of India. It is one of the smallest states in India. Geologically, separated from the Deccan islands by the western ghats. Goa is the home of beaches and each beach has its own distinctiveness. The most famous beach in Goa is Baga beach. The architectural view of the Goan temple, the old house, and the church have bought great laurels to Goa. It is also an ideal location for adventure, photography, and videography also. 

Transport – Very well connected by air, trains, And roads.

If you want to know more about Goa tourist places here read places to visit in goa.

5. Coorg

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One of the best destinations for nature lovers, the city provides a glimpse of amazing flora and fauna with endless mountain ranges, wooden slopes, hills, and many more. A perfect place for treks, camping, and coffee plantations. One can also go for coffee pickings during winter in Madikeri, the Scotland of India. The climate during winter is pretty amazing and the roar of Abhey falls makes it heaven for tourists. Trust me, it can be the next perfect destination for you and will help you to relax your mind from your busy schedule. Here know more about places to visit in Coorg.

Transport – Regular buses from Banglore and Mysore

6. Binsar

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A quiet town and a splendid place to spend some time away from the noise, pollution, and traffic and experience the beauty of forests and wildlife. The Binsar Valley provides scenic views of snowy Himalayan peaks, unique species of natural vegetation, and also rear wild animals. Dussehra celebration by locals enhances the beauty of nature with lights and colors. I assure you that you will get the most peaceful experience here only. Binsar is a worthy place in the best 10 tourist places to visit in winter. You should visit here once!

Transport – Local buses from Kathgodam to Almora and then a cab

7. Manali

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A popular high-altitude hill station that has everything a person aspires for during his trip. Right from adventurous activities like River Rafting, Paragliding, Skiing, Rock Climbing, Hiking to a grand shopping street to waterfalls to various famous temples, and monasteries to various well-known eating hubs. The annual Dussehra festival in the Kullu Valley is also a major attraction for Tourists from all over the world. One can also enjoy Hot Water Springs. personally, I recommend you visit this place in places to visit in winter in Manali there are lots of tourist places to visit In Manali.

Transport – Buses are the best mode of getting into the city, the nearest airport is around  50KM away.

8. Darjeeling

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The “Queen of Hills” is located in the state of West Bengal having a unique blend of culture in a combination of Bengal and Tibet, a neighboring country. Tea plantations are very popular in Darjeeling. Tea is exported all around the world. Every year, a ten-day festival, known as Darjeeling Carnival is organized during winter. It consists of various ceremonies emphasizing culture and tradition. You seriously can’t afford to miss this place, as you will get to know more about the culture of India. Queen of hills comes in the Top 10 places to visit in winter.

Transport- Regular Bus service from Siliguri which is very well connected by Air, roads, and railways.

9. Ahmedabad

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One of India’s first UNESCO World Heritage cities witnesses many tourists in the months of winter. The auspicious festival of makar Sahranti is held every year in the month of January marking the end of winter. The day begins with kites covering the sky. In addition to this, the international kite festival has become a major attraction. The kites fly in the sky throughout the day. Winters also mark the arrival of seasonal vegetables to make Undhiyu, traditional Gujarati Dishes. Don’t miss a chance to be a part of the Kite festival.

Transport – Very well connected by air, trains, and roads

10. Konark

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A coastal destination and a pleasant destination during winter. The Konark Sun Temple has been recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. This holy temple is made in such a shape that it has 24 wheels with Lord Surya inside it and is carried by horses.  The annual Dance festival at Sun Temple will make the trip more memorable. this place also comes in the Top 10 places to visit in winter.

Transport – Nearest airport is 2.5 hours away in Bhubneshwar, the Nearest railway station is in Puri and is connected to it by roads.

11. Jim Corbett National Park

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Jim Corbett national park is one of the best and first national parks of India, located in the Nainital district and Pauri district of Uttarakhand. It is the house of various flora and fauna including rare ones. This beautiful park was established in 1936 as a Hailey national park. It was the first place where project tiger was established in 1973. Jim Corbett national park comprises a 520.8 km2 area of hills, riverine belts, grasslands, marshy depressions, and a large lake. The elevation range of Jim Corbett is from 1,300 to 4,000 ft. Jim Corbett national park is a place where different kinds of animals and plants are present, so the best time to visit this beautiful natural park is from November to February. At that time all the zones are open and you can see all the animals and plants very easily. Another ideal location for animal photography too.

Transport- Buses And Trains

12. Rajasthan

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Rajasthan is famous for its cultural heritage and colorful cities, located in the northern state of India. It spreads over an area of 342,239 square kilometers and is also 10.2 percent of the total geological area in India. Rajasthan is the first-largest Indian state by area and one of the seventh-largest Indian states by population. One of the best times to visit this beautiful and famous holiday destination is the winter season. It is the home of many forts, lakes, historical places, museums, and many more. Here you can also enjoy cultural activities such as folk dance, camel riding, and many more. If you are planning to go to Rajasthan then it is advisable to visit Jodhpur and Jaisalmer too. 

Transport- Buses, Cars, Flights, And Trains.

13. Kerala

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if we talking about places to visit in winter how do we forget Kerala? Kerala is a beautiful state, located on the south Malabar coast. It is one of the most famous states of India, which is recognized as a “God’s Own Country”. Kerala is a perfect winter holiday destination for you and your family. It was formed on 1st November 1956. Kerala is fully surrounded by plenty of beaches and also incorporated by so many beautiful mountains of western ghats, and also permeated by backwaters. It experienced a moderate climate throughout the year, but the chilling temperature of Kerala is in the winter season. During the Kerala trip, you can also choose the way to relax on tranquil beaches and also stay in a treehouse. There are also some neighboring countries too, these countries are Karnataka, Tami Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. Some of the major tourist attractions are Kerala beaches, top Hill station, waterfall, national park, backwater, etc. 

Transport- Trains And Flights

14. Delhi

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Delhi is the capital of India. It is one of the oldest cities in India which is majorly connected by air, rail, and roadways of other states. Delhi has lots of historical places to visit in winter like Qutub Minar, Lotus temple, Jantar Manter, Jama Masjid, Lal Quila, India Gate, and many more. These places are must-visit places in Delhi. You will also find many restaurants or street food shops that offer delicious food. There is also a number of renowned colleges and universities. Delhi is a perfect place to spend a holiday with family and friends. It is a place where you get everything at a time. Delhi is always known by the name of “Dil Walo Ki Delhi” trust me this quote is true. You will find it right when you travel to Delhi. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags right now! 

Transport- Buses, Trains, And Flights

15. Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu is one of the most beautiful places in India, located in the southernmost part of India. Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is a perfect winter holiday destination. Tamil Nadu is home to numerous popular tourist attractions such as some ancient remains, temples, and forts. Tamil Nadu is also famous for photography and videography. Tamil is the official language of Tamil Nadu but English is also spoken by the people. The natural beauty and cultural heritage of this place attract thousands of tourists to it on a daily basis. The ideal time to visit this place is during winter because of its scenic and natural views. It is also a perfect place for a destination wedding or pre-wedding shoot too. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to explore a home of rich culture and heritage. 

Transport- Flights, Buses, And Trains

16. Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh is also known as the Deva Bhumi which is a greater Punjab region of northern India. It spreads over an area of 21,495 square kilometers. Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful places to visit in winter to spend your holidays with family and friends. It is famous for its different cultural heritage and beautiful handicrafts. Himachal Pradesh is also famous for trekking too. This beautiful hill station is an ideal destination for youngsters, photographers, and trekkers. The beauty of this location attracts most visitors to it. They can also get experience many adventurous activities such as zip-lining, bungee jumping, trekking, and so on. During winter, the mountains are fully covered with snow which enhances the beauty of this place and makes it more picturesque. 

Here you can know more about the best places to visit in Shimla.

Transport- Trains And Flights

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