Winter Vacation In India, Best Places to Visit In Winter
Top 5 Winter Vacations In India:
A drastic drop in temperature, chilling weather, woolen clothes, jackets, high boots marks the arrival of winter vacation in India especially North India. As the country prepares itself to welcome and enjoy the best season, I have prepared a list of destinations to explore and travel. So, let’s get started!
So, start packing your staff as I am going to explain how India has to come in your travel bucket list:
1.The Royal Rajasthan: The Land of Maharajas
Starting from its very own capital, the Pink City – Jaipur to Jaisalmer to Jodhpur, winters are the most favorable time to explore its royal beauty with no scorching heat of summers over your heads. Gifted with royal Havelis, Forts, and Palaces from our historical rulers and emperors, the colorful streets of Rajasthan can be seen hustling-bustling with tourists throughout winters for its richness in handicrafts, jewelry, pagdis, mojaris – traditional Rajasthani juttis, etc. While on your vacation to Rajasthan, you must include one whole day for shopping in your itinerary.
2.Udaipur: The City of ‘Lakes’
Known for its incredible lakes, the city has glorious palaces and historical forts that have been transformed into super-luxurious hotels and resorts. The beautiful winter season gracefully welcomes tourists and can be counted as the wonderful ‘weekend getaway’ for people living nearby especially Delhi, Agra, etc. In winters, you can indulge in several activities like boat rides, sightseeing and more. Some of the famous tourist spots are City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, and Monsoon Palace. You can also plan your staycation at finely crafted, cozy, cultural heritage of Udaipur.
3.Holidaying in the Splendid Mountains of North-East
the Seven Sister States and a combination of picturesque beauty and rich culture. From densely covered forests to Buddhist stupas & monasteries, lakes and lovely weather, North-East is a complete package for your vacations. Dotted with sprinkling waterfalls, national parks, it is best to spend your winter vacations in the mountains of Guwahati, Shillong, Imphal, Gangtok, and Darjeeling. The best time is to travel from November to April. You can also plan your trip between May to October. Somehow, heavy rainfalls due to monsoons can lead to few landslides. If you love to travel by air, then main airports are in Bagdogra, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Imphal, and Silchar. They are well-connected to New Delhi and Kolkata. You can also plan your road trips from West Bengal. It is easier now via a good network of roads. If you want to travel via trains while enjoying its natural beauty, the main station is linked to Assam.
4.Explore the ‘Pint-Sized’ Goa
A sunny and beachy blend of Indian and Russian culture, Goa is more than beaches and parties. Goa is the only state in India which is well-suited for party animals, casino lovers, and peaceful people. If you are partier-friendly, then beaches of Calangute, Baga, Candolim, and Anjum in North Goa offer an amazing experience to you. If you love to play casino on a cruise, then head towards the central Goa and the capital – Panaji. If you want to experience peaceful beaches with white sands along with warm waters, then South Goa is for you. I am a Casino lover and I went to Deltin Royale Casino. It has its own charm and class. They offer a couple of entry on Wednesdays at INR 4500 only. It includes 1500 points for playing casino, drinks, and buffet. The stay starts at 9 o’clock in the night to 6 o’clock next morning. If you’re planning to explore the vibrant Goa, then winter months are best for it. They also have ‘Sunburn Festival’ in December which is as crazy as hell. Let Goa spoil you a little. After all, its vacations and what happens in Goa, stay in Goa!
5.Chennai – India’s Misty City
Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is known for its tropical and moderate climate throughout. Therefore, it is advisable to plan your visit to the coolest and driest months – December, January or February. Fortunately, Chennai has some amazing spots that are funful even during the rains. Just grab your umbrella and enjoy these destinations with the lesser tourist crowds when the heavens open. Chennai offers delicious, spicy and inexpensive street food. The rainy season brings a great opportunity to gulp down its traditional cuisines including lengthy dosas, sambhar, and idlis of different forms. Even if it’s raining or sunny, simply embrace it. When you start enjoying its seasons, you won’t need any weather forecast helps.