10 Best Winter Season Destinations For Short Trip and Holidays in India

Winter is the best season to travel India to experience snow in Himalayan states, Frozen lakes of Sikkim,Snow Clad Mountains of Himachal,Chilly nights in sand dunes of Rajasthan and Silent cold Backwaters of Kerala. The chilling cold of winter is peak tourist season in Himalayan state destinations of Shimla,Kullu,Auli,Manali, Gulmarg,Leh and Ladakh.

Jammu and Kashmir – Paradise on Earth

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Jammu and Kashmir state is famous for beautiful mountainous landscape,snow capped mountains,desert valleys,frozen lake and Mughal gardens. Kashmir valley,Ladakh and winter capital Jammu are extremely cold during the winters and one of the top tourist destinations of India.

Goa – Exotic Beaches

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The exotic beaches of Goa are the ultimate place for a family vacation during the winter season. Palolem and Benaulim beach are the most exotic beach in South Goa and a good place to chill out.

Kerala – God’s Own Country

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Kerala backwaters are great winter season getaway along with rolling hills,munnar tea gardens,coconut palm trees and diverse wildlife. Houseboats cruise in Vembanad lake and unique species of aquatic life including fish,crabs, frogs and water birds makes it one of the top winter season destination in India.

Himachal Pradesh – Queen of Hills

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Himachal Pradesh literally means Snow-laden Region,famous for its abundant natural beauty and adventure activities. The state is also a famous winter season destination in India for Snowskating,Skiing,Snowboards and other adventures snow sports.

Rajasthan – Royal State

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Royal state of Rajasthan known for numerous forts and palaces,only hill station Mount Abu,bird life and tiger reserves. The Aravalli Mountain Range runs across the state and some area includes the Great Indian Thar Desert,Jaisalmer Sand Dunes are the best place in Rajasthan to chill out during winter season.

Uttarakhand – Simply Heaven

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Uttarakhand is also called as the Land of the Gods and an important center of Hindu religion and culture. The state is home to Holy Ganga,mighty mountains,mountain peaks,many ancient temples and natural beauty of the Himalayas. The Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand renowned for the fascinating ski resorts and stunning natural vistas.

Gujarat – White Desert Land

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The land of Legends and lions is known for picturesque landscapes,historical sites,Gir lions and Great Rann of Kutch. Rann Utsav during the winter months of November to February is a unique festival of colors, vibrancy and exclusive Kutchi lifestyle.

Sikkim – Only Brother State

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Sikkim is one of the most beautiful hill land of Himalayan state,located in the Himalayan mountains. Nestling in the Himalayan mountains,state of Sikkim offers view of Kangchenjunga,Teesta River,frozen lakes and diverse range of fauna and flora.

Arunachal Pradesh – The Rising Sun

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Arunachal Pradesh means the land of dawn lit mountains but also known as Land of the rising Sun, The state is rich in wildlife and has a number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries and known for world of extraordinary beauty.

Andaman Islands – Unique Landscape

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The Andaman islands are situated in the middle of the Bay of Bengal and home to the only known paleolithic people. Andaman Islands are one of the must visit place in India during the winter season, known for its unique landscapes of ocean,mountains,sunset,coral reef,Islands and nature.