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11 New Attractions for 2019 Winter Vacations in India

11 New Attractions for 2019 Winter Vacations in India

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Winter vacations in India: As winters are approaching so as the vacations also approach. Winter is the best time to visit some winter destinations just like the best honeymoon destinations in India. There are many winter places in India that welcome all the tourists with all their warmth and shine. Here are 11 top winter attractions in India.

11 Winter Destinations in India in these Winter Vacations

1. Auli – Rishikesh

Rishikesh Rafting Image by Jeevan Singla

One of my favorite places, Uttrakhand. From summer to winter this place always has a reason to attract tourists. The most famous places 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 like making a snowman, Skiing, chair car ride 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:

At Auli – Sitting in the longest cable car, trekking on snowy mountains, skiing.

At Rishikesh: Cliff Jumping, Bungee Jumping, and river rafting.

Attractions at Auli – Rishikesh

  • Auli Chair Lift
  • Chenab Lake
  • Kwani Bugyal
  • Chattarkund
  • Auli Ropeway
  • Auli Artificial Lake

Attractions at Rishikesh

  • Laksham Jhula
  • Neelkhant Mahadev temple
  • Geeta Bhawan
  • Triveni Ghat
  • Kaudiyala (Rock climbing destination)
  • Byasi
  • Shivpuri

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2. Mukteshwar

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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 by the ancient temples and now became a popular tourist destination.

Things you must try at Mukteshwar: Camping at the secret places, Trekking on the hills, rock climbing and more.

Places to visit at Mukteshwar

  • Mukteshwar Dham
  • Mukteshwar Mahadev temple
  • Bhalu Gaad Waterfall
  • Chauli ki Jali
  • Brahmeswara Temple

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3. Gangtok

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 Summer seasons. 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

4. Nainital

Another place in our list is also from Uttrakhand i.e Nanital. One of the most beautiful places covered by lakes and natural beauty. You can easily enjoy even in the harsh winter as the weather at this place is so perfect to roam out. Play in the snow, make some snowman and perform a lot of activities. Rock climbing and the cave garden are most lovable areas besides the beautiful lakes at this lake place

Things to do in Nainital: Have dinner at Chandni chowk, site by the beautiful lakes, roam around cave garden and do trekking.

Places to visit at Nainital

  • Tiffin Top
  • Eco Cave Gardens
  • Naini Lakes
  • Mall Road
  • Snow viewpoint
  • Naina Peak
  • Jeolikot

5. Leh Ladakh

If you love riding a bike then this place means a lot for you. Every bike ride has a dream to drive to this beautiful place. The best spot to view the Himalayas at its raw beauty. However, you can visit anytime at Ladakh to experience ice treks and nature’s warmth. This place will make your memories all stronger whenever you will hear its name after a trip. Whatever we say about this place is less. If you really want to experience beauty at best then make sure to have a trip at this place.

Things to do in Ladakh: Riding your motorbike, making maggie at the top of the mountain, spending a night at best resort. River rafting is another thing you can enjoy at this place.

Places to visit in Leh Ladakh

  • Anti Gravity – Magnetic Hills
  • Spituk Monastery
  • Nubra Valley
  • Tso Moriri Lake
  • Zanskar Valley
  • Pangong Tso Lake
  • Shanti Stupa

6. Shimla

Our next place, Shimla is not less than a heaven. Spending your day with your loved one in the snow land 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 destination in winter vacations. Either it can be skiing or some snow adventure Shimla is the best choice to choose.

Things to do in Shimla: Ice Skating, Paragliding, Skiing, shopping at Lakkar Bazaar, hangover at the ridge, visit Viceroy’s lodge, climb at Jakhoo peak, ride on Kalka Shimla toy train and lot more to do.

Places to visit in Shimla

  • Mall Road
  • Kufri
  • The ridge
  • Chail
  • Shimla Crist church
  • Jakhu Temple
  • Green Valley
  • Mashobara

7. Kerala

without wasting your precious time in blankets in the winter season. Experience the lovely weather at 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 tree-house and take a backwater tour. Relax on some tranquil beaches with your someone special and live the moment.

Places to visit in Kerala

  • Alleppey (Alappuzha)
  • Wayanad
  • Cochin
  • Kumarakom
  • Munnar
  • Malappuram
  • Kovalam
  • Marari
  • 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 about this place “A world within a world” and it is also true.

Things to do in Spiti Valley: Watching the crystal clear lakes, visiting monasteries, relaxing at Dhankar lake, visit at Kebbar village and watch semi-frozen lakes at pin valley.

Places to visit in Spiti Valley

  • Dhankar
  • Kaza
  • Tabo
  • Pin Valley
  • Kibber
  • Kungri monastery
  • Chandra Taal

9. Patnitop

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 some mesmerizing time, Watch the waterfall at Baglihar Dam, 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
  • Nathatop
  • Billoo ki pawari
  • Kud Park

10. Dalhousie

Another mesmerizing place which 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 Himalaya can be seen clearly from this beautiful place. Dalhousie is among the places which are on the list of tourist attractions in winter vacations.

Things to do in Dalhousie: Watching the snow-capped Himalayan mountains, enjoying the beauty of Panch Pulla, Daikund peak and Satdhara falls.

Places to visit in Dalhousie

  • Khajjiar
  • Satdhara Falls
  • Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
  • Daikund Peak
  • Ganji Pahari
  • Garam Sadak
  • Chamera Lake

11. Narkanda

Last but not least, Narkanda is a beautiful place in Shimla district. It s not wrong when said 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 the 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 adventures too.

Things to do in Narkanda: Visit at 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

Final words

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 chosen to be in your list of winter attractions in India.

If you have some moments at these places mention them in comments. Also, share some places in India too which are worth a visit in these summer vacations.

Written by Be Curious Team

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