Best Places For Winter Vacations in India: As winter is approaching so as the vacations also. Winter is the best time to travel either with friends or with family. Here is a list of top tourist destinations for winter in India that welcome all the tourists with all their warmth and shine.
11 Winter Destinations In India In These Winter Vacations
Planning a trip in winter vacations with your loved ones? Looking for the places to enjoy best winter vacations in India with family? Look no further and add these beautiful winter vacation tourist places to enjoy the perfect winter vacation in India.
1. Auli – Rishikesh
One of my favorite places is Uttrakhand. From summer to winter this place always has a reason to attract tourists. The most famous place you must visit these winters is Auli. The beautiful fields are covered with snow in the winter season. You can enjoy various snow activities just as making a snowman, Skiing, chair car riding or even trekking. Not only the snowy place, with Rishikesh – the spiritual place, you can enjoy having some worship. On the other hand, Rishikesh is a place of so many water sports activities like rafting and more.
You must try these:
- Auli: Sitting in the longest cable car, trekking on snowy mountains, skiing.
- Rishikesh: Cliff Jumping, Bungee Jumping, and river rafting.
Attractions At Auli – Rishikesh:
- Auli Chair Lift
- Chenab Lake
- Kwani Bugyal
- Auli Ropeway
- Auli Artificial Lake
Best Attractions At Rishikesh:
- Lakshman Jhula
- Neelkhant Mahadev temple
- Geeta Bhawan
- Triveni Ghat
- Kaudiyala (Rock climbing destination)
Another beautiful tourist destination in India to visit in winter. And guess what? Yes! This place too lies in Uttrakhand. It is a small village in the Nainital district of the beautiful Uttrakhand district. This place’s natural affections stops its visitors here and they forget all of their stress and anxiety. The place was known for its ancient temples and now become a popular tourist destination.
Things You Must Try At Mukteshwar: Camping at the secret places, Trekking on the hills, rock climbing, and more.
Best Places To Visit At Mukteshwar
- Mukteshwar Dham
- Mukteshwar Mahadev temple
- Bhalu Gaad Waterfall
- Chauli ki Jali
- Brahmeswara Temple
This place is not just like the above two snowy places. But, Yes! cool weather is waiting for its tourists in winter vacations. It even has cool weather in the Summer season. Gangtok lies in the northeast region of India. You can see a lot of beautiful places in this region. Nature’s beauty is always on top of this place and it also hosts various sports activities.
Things you can try at Gangtok: White water rafting, trekking, mountain climbing, paragliding, boating, and more.
Places To Visit At Gangtok:
- Nathula Pass
- Tsomgo Lake
- Ranka Monastery
- Mt. Katao
- Tashi View Point
- Ganesh Tok View Point
- Kanchendzonga National Park
- Menmecho Lake
- Saramsa Garden
Another place in our list is also from Uttrakhand i.e. Nainital. One of the most beautiful places covered by lakes and natural beauty. You can easily enjoy this place even in the harsh winter as the weather at this place is so perfect to roam out. Play in the snow, make some snowmen, and perform a lot of activities. Rock climbing and the cave garden are the most lovable areas besides the beautiful lakes at this lake place
Things to do in Nainital: Have dinner at Chandni Chowk, sit by the beautiful lakes, roam around the cave garden, and trekk.
Best Places To Visit At Nainital:
- Tiffin Top
- Eco Cave Gardens
- Naini Lakes
- Mall Road
- Snow viewpoint
- Naina Peak
5. Leh Ladakh
If you love riding a bike then this place means a lot to you. Every bike ride has a dream to drive to this beautiful place, Ladakh, the best spot to view the Himalayas at its raw beauty. Magnetic Hills in Leh Ladakh is among the most mysterious places in the world as they tend to pull vehicles towards them.
You can visit any time in Ladakh to experience ice treks and nature’s warmth. This place will make your memories all stronger whenever you hear its name after a trip. Whatever we say about this place is less. If you want to experience beauty at best then make sure to take a trip to this one of the best winter places in India.
Things to do in Ladakh: Riding your motorbike, making maggie at the top of the mountain, spending a night at the best resort. River rafting is another thing you can enjoy at this place.
Best Places To Visit In Leh Ladakh:
- Anti Gravity – Magnetic Hills
- Spituk Monastery
- Nubra Valley
- Tso Moriri Lake
- Zanskar Valley
- Pangong Tso Lake
- Shanti Stupa
Our next place, Shimla is not less than a heaven. Spending your day with your loved one in the snowland is the best moment you can have at this beautiful winter destination for your vacation. The most enjoyable moment at this place is paragliding. Shimla has quickly made its place among the best honeymoon destinations for winter vacations. Whether it can be skiing or some snow adventure Shimla is the best choice to choose.
Not only this, Shimla has also become the favorite spot for family vacations with family in India. Whether you want to travel with friends or family, you can add Shimla in your list of winter tourist places in India.
Things to do in Shimla: Ice Skating, Paragliding, Skiing, shopping at Lakkar Bazaar, hangover at the ridge, visiting the Viceroy’s lodge, climbing at Jakhoo peak, riding on Kalka Shimla toy train, and a lot more to do.
Best Places To Visit In Shimla:
- Mall Road
- The ridge
- Shimla Crist church
- Jakhu Temple
- Green Valley
without wasting your precious time in blankets in the winter season. Experience the lovely weather in Kerala, which is worth to be chosen as a winter destination. At this beautiful location in India, one can enjoy their day/night in the beautiful tree house. Lots of adventurous and lovely moments are waiting to happen at this beautiful place.
Things to do in Kerala: Spend lovely moments at a tree house and take a backwater tour. Relax on some tranquil beaches with someone special and live in the moment.
Best Places To Visit In Kerala:
- Alleppey (Alappuzha)
- Munroe Island
8. Spiti Valley
If you love crystal clear water and the best sightseeing, then Spiti Valley should be on top of your list of winter vacations in India. This place offers the best views of the natural lakes and beautiful monasteries. The beautiful views and the amazing experience of tourists make this place to be chosen by them. Spending a vacation at this place in winter can’t be explained in words. People say “A world within a world” about this place and this is also true.
Things to do in Spiti Valley: Watching the crystal clear lakes, visiting monasteries, relaxing at Dhankar Lake, visiting Kebbar village, and watching semi-frozen lakes at Pin Valley.
Best Places To Visit In Spiti Valley:
- Pin Valley
- Kungri monastery
- Chandra Taal
Want to experience heaven from close? Patnitop is the best place to experience this moment. Under the snowfall, this hill station becomes the best place to roam around. Everything can be seen covered with snow after a snowfall. From skiing to trekking you can enjoy all the snow activities here. The best thing you can enjoy here is eating, shopping, and sitting beside the beautiful Sansar Lake.
Things to do in Patnitop: Sit beside the Sansar Lake and have a mesmerizing time, Watch the waterfall at Baglihar Dam, and visit the most famous Naag Mandir. Don’t forget to enjoy paragliding at Patnitop.
Places To Visit In Patnitop:
- Naag Mandir
- Sansar Lake
- Baglihar Dam
- Billoo ki pawari
- Kud Park
Another mesmerizing place that is perfect for winter vacations in India is Dalhousie. It is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. The so-called name was given to this place after Lord Dalhousie, British Governor-General established this beautiful town. Snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas can be seen clearly from this beautiful place. Dalhousie is among the best tourist places in India for winter vacations.
Things to do in Dalhousie: Watching the snow-capped Himalayan mountains and enjoying the beauty of Panch Pulla, Daikund Peak, and Satdhara Falls.
Places To Visit In Dalhousie:
- Satdhara Falls
- Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
- Daikund Peak
- Ganji Pahari
- Garam Sadak
- Chamera Lake
Last but not least, Narkanda is a beautiful place in Shimla district. It’s not wrong when we say that it is the most popular place for skiing in winter. The wide panoramic view of this place with hills side by side makes one mesmerized. with the most popular destination i.e. Tannu Jabar Lake, It becomes the best choice for tourists seeking some adventure. There is also a beautiful temple by the side of Tannu Jabar Lake. Narkanda has also various trekking routes which make it more popular and adventurous.
Things to do in Narkanda: Visit Tannu Jabar Lake and the nearby temple, trekking up the hills, skiing, and sightseeing are the most enjoyable moments at Narkanda. Don’t forget to eat some fresh apples and shopping in the city.
Places To Visit In Narkanda:
- Hatu Peak
- Stokes Farm
- Tannu Jabar lake
- Kotgarh and Thanedar
All of these places have some mesmerizing views and lovely moments. One can enjoy these places in winter vacations. Lovely panoramic views make these places more beautiful and worth adding to your list of best places to travel during winter in India. Check out the article on the top 10 secret places around the world if you are planning outside India during your vacations. Here is another one about most scariest haunted places in India to visit whose mysteries are still unsolved.
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