Winter is the season of curling into blankets and it is the same season of outings to popular destinations in and out of your country. India is a land with varied geographical topography and houses many popular winter vacation destinations that are a must-visit for people around the world. So let’s not stay indoors sipping coffee or enjoying the warmth inside your blankets. Winter vacation is the most ideal time for having both fun and excitement along with exploring our country. Be it a hill station or an eye-stunning beach, the climate of our country is best suited for any vacation during this time of the year. Here is a list of some remarkable tourist destinations that are a must-visit in India during the winter:

Munnar, Kerala

Winter can be enjoyed perfectly in Munnar. Location to the south of the peninsula, the temperature here falls to or below 11 degree Celsius. It is cold but bearable. The city looks beautiful in the winter climate. Tourists can go trekking, rock climbing rappelling or just simply enjoy various sight scenes. The city is well transport connected to big metro cities across the map and has some popular beaches and hills to be gazed upon.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Often coined as the famous honeymoon destination, this city is a land of snow-capped mountains, beautiful lakes and valleys. The weather is pleasant and some of the popular tourist destinations include the Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Atal Tunnel, Hadimba temple, etc. The temperature may fall to 6 or 7 degrees Celsius in winter and the night view of the Snow Mountains is mesmerizing.

Auli, Uttarakhand

It is one of the best places to visit in India which is no less beautiful than paradise. It is surrounded by oak trees, and coniferous forests and snow itself wrap the city in a blanket during winter. One can have a glimpse of the famous Nanda Devi Parbat, Nar Parbat and Mana Parbat from here. The sweet water of river Chattrakund and the untouched Himalayas at Kwani Bugyal area must visit.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

It looks like a celestial paradise on clear nights and is one of the perfect winter destinations in India. Tourists can explore the natural beauty of mountains along with some historical important sites. The place itself houses a beautiful pleasing winter climate with snowfall almost throughout winter. The beauty of the Nuranang Falls, Sella Pass and the serenity of the Twang Monastery is a worth visit.

Sonmarg, Kashmir

It is a beautiful place to visit throughout the year but winter gives tourists a view that cannot make them leave the place too soon. It is an ideal vacation spot with snowfall and wide valleys. The lofty snow-capped peaks are worth seeing. The charm of Thajiwas Glacier, Gangabal Lake, and Zojila Pass are some of its attractions.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

It is a must-visit hill station for Indians and is named the summer capital of British India along with the “Queen of Hills”. The snow-capped mountains, the beauty of deodar trees and the tranquility around are mesmerizing. It is a winter paradise. The Shimla Mall is a beautiful market along with the Shaily Peak, Kufri, Chadwick Falls, Tara Devi Temple, etc.

Nainital, Uttarakhand

The tranquility of these places with their beautiful series of lakes is value for money and time. Winter is the most ideal time for weather. The sprawling scenery will amaze you. One can also enjoy the amazing Himalayan range snow view. It is also called the lake district of Uttarakhand.

Hampi, the World Heritage Site

A trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site will drive tourists into ancient times and dig into the deep ancient ruins of those periods. The archaeological marvels will amaze you. Tourists can visit the beautiful Virupaksha Temple, Matang Hill, Vitthala Temple, etc. also, there are puppet shows, and classical dance programs resembling Carnatic culture.


It is the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama and is well known to tourists as the Land of the Lamas. Nature’s beauty is a perfect blend of the Hindu and Tibetan culture. Nature lovers who are spiritual too can come to this place as their perfect holiday destination in winter. There is happiness, peace, joy and enjoyment here.

Shillong, Assam

A beautiful hill station in India especially during winter, Shillong has some popular tourist spots like Ward’s Lake, Don Bosco Centre and Lady Hyadari Park. The clipped garden, waterfalls and taste of indigenous culture make this place rank up on the list. The Elephant Falls, Seven Sister Falls, etc are some of its beauty along with the clear boat riding at Dawki.

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