Winters are basically the time to enjoy a cup of hot tea/ coffee in bed every morning, snuggle up with a good novel in front of a fireplace, languid afternoons and more. Winter also herald the beginning of the peak season for holidays, the time of festivals, celebrations and a positive spirit. In fact, it is a good season to go on a vacation with your family, or even all by yourself or with friends. India is blessed with different climatic conditions in winter season in its different parts. In Western countries almost all places are almost covered under a blanket of snow in winters, therefore there is quite a bit to choose from when it comes to winter holiday destinations. However, the colder months in India attracts a large number of explorers from abroad due to its favourable weather conditions.
Time for winter holidays is coming. You must be wondering about the tourist destinations to go for winter holidays in India? Here we help you out with the list of best winter holiday destinations in India
Goa – Renowned as the one of the top beach destinations in the world, Goa is quite different from rest of the India. Winter is the time when this tiny emerald (GOA) attracts a large number of visitors. Its cosmopolitan culture, extensive cuisine, vibrant nightlife, serene atmosphere and vast stretches of sandy beaches make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Goa is at its best with the arrival of Christmas and New Year, visit the city in winters and join in the festivities happening in the city. Parties, loud music and scrumptious cuisines along with other happening cultural events make it the wonderful time to visit Goa in winter especially from November till February. Since winter also herald the wedding season in India, this is the time when most of the newlywed couples visit Goa for honeymoon. Couples could even enjoy their honeymoon at some of the finest luxury hotels in Goa that boast of private beaches. Other activities include water sports and other fun activities on Goa’s famed beaches.
Jaisalmer– The heat of Rajasthan makes it an unfavourable destination during summers but the weather out there becomes awesome during the month of November & December (colder months). This is the best time when you can check out a large number of magnificent forts, Gadsar lake in Jaisalmer, try out some of the great delicious Rajasthani meals in this golden city. You can take a self-drive trip to Pushkar town, famous for its lake, Ghats and Brahma temple. The distance between Jaisalmer and Pushkar is 447 km (6hrs 44 mints) via National Highway 15. Since, there is no direct flight, buses or train between Jaisalmer and Pushkar, so get the shortest route path and hire a car for self- drive trip. During this time you can enjoy Pushkar fair, which is an annual five day camel and livestock fair attracting almost more than 11000 cattles, horses and camels. Also, there are luxury tents available for the tourists at the fair, so those who have attended the fair call it a memorable and lifetime experience.
Kerala- Being one of the top destinations kerala gets visitors all-round the year, yet the best time to explore Kerala begins in November and continues till March. The month of November is the best time of the year when Kerala is at its greenest and the weather makes it perfect for backwaters boat rides, tea plantation trips and even the festival season. People from all over South India and visitors take part in the Sabarimala pilgrimage to the Ayyappa temple located within the forests of Pathanamthitta district. Almost, every temple in every village located in Kerala gets into a festive mood around this time of the year.
Jim Corbett national park- If you’re a wild animal lover, Jim Corbett is the best place to enjoy your winter trip. It is one of the oldest national park in India and also a favourite tourist spot. During winter all zones of Jim Corbett Park remain open, whereas during the rest of year only a few zones are available. This park is a home to almost more than 200 tigers and is a paradise for most of the wildlife enthusiasts. Winter is the best time to enjoy sight-seeing in Jim Corbett to enjoy the chirping of the birds, wild animals enjoying the sunshine and chilled cold weather of winter nights. All the gates of Jim Corbett national park open from 15 November as the winter gears up.