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Snow or Sunshine? What’s your winter pick?

Snow-clad mountains or sunny beaches, which one would be better for a winter vacation? This dilemma is one of the most common problems when deciding on a winter vacation spot. If you are facing the same dilemma, let us help you out. We have listed the places that offer the best experience, family hotels, and top sightseeing experiences. Buckle up and dive in to know more about where to head towards this winter season.

Snowy Places to Relish the Best Snowfall

More often than not, people opt for snowy places to visit. The main idea behind that is to enjoy snowfall which only comes down during winter in most places. It can be challenging to visit snowy destinations during winter. However, winters increase the chances of witnessing snowfall. So, here are some of the best if you want to see snowfall this winter:

1. Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg is a popular hill station located 49 km from Srinagar. It is usually known as the heart of adventure sports in Kashmir. Activities such as skiing and snowboarding are common in Gulmarg among locals and travellers. In addition, top sightseeing in Gulmarg during winter includes Apharwat Peak, Alpather Lake and Ningle Nallah.

Best family hotels in Gulmarg: OYO Home 92070 Sahil Homestay

2. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Among India’s best hill stations, Nainital is considered one of the best locations for a low-budget holiday. The hill station flaunts water bodies and lush green landscapes in its heart. Although the chances of seeing snowfall in Nainital are marginally low, it is worth visiting because of the picturesque view and tranquil environment.

Best family hotels in Nainital: OYO 8985 Summer King and OYO 66311 Kailash View Inn

3. Manali, Himanchal Pradesh

Manali is among the busiest hill stations in India. Top sightseeing in Manali includes serene snowfall, meadows, and the Beas river. In addition, paragliding, trekking, and many more adventure activities are allowed here, depending on the weather.

Best hotel in Manali: Townhouse Oak ROYAL BLISS

4. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Looking for peace of mind and calm while enjoying the snowfall? Tawang is famous around India for housing the largest monastery in the nation. But whether you seek a calm mind and culture or not, Tawang always offers serene mountain beauties covered in snow and natural life at its best.

Family-friendly hotels in Tawang: OYO 62208 Hotel Snowland

5. Ladakh

The location is the ultimate vacation spot in India. Top sightseeing spots in Ladakh include snow-filled mountain ranges, serene rivers, and monasteries. And as the winter hits the region, it also brings snowfall, adding to the beauty. So to relish the best snowfall experience, plan your trip in December and January, and Ladakh will never disappoint you.

Budget-friendy hotels in Ladakh: OYO 89391 Hotel Mountain View

Sunny Destinations to Shun Off Cold

Cool breeze sneaks in as the weather turns cold and chilly, and many people visit warmer destinations to avoid the cold. But where to visit and what to expect? These locations below strike the balance between hot and cold and offer the best experience during winter. So, dive in and see if you find a place that appeals to your heart.

1. Goa

The place where the land, sea, and waves mingle: Goa makes for a good vacation spot in winter. And not just the beaches, the city is famous for its churches from the colonial era, Portuguese architecture, serene nightlife, and seafood. But if the beach draws you the most, enjoy speed boating, parasailing, and jet skiing while you relax under the sun. Enjoy the nights stargazing or watch sunrises from pristine beaches.

Best family hotels and resorts in Goa: OYO Townhouse 256 Silver Palm Resort

2. Mahabalipuram

The holy town of Mahabalipuram is blessed with sunlight and away from chilly winds. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its historic temples. Top sightseeing in Mahabalipuram includes Arjuna’s Penance, also known as Descent of the Ganges. Other historic temples worth visiting are Shore Temple and Five Rathas.

Best hotel in Mahabalipuram: Capital O 82442 Svvb Hotels Resorts

3. Alleppey (Alappuzha)

Alleppey, a city in Kerela, is known for its lush green vistas, backwaters, and much more. You can best experience the serenity of Alleppey in a houseboat known as Kettuvellam. The boat comes with a captain and a chef and houses facilities such as sundecks, bedrooms, and kitchens. Sit back and relax under the sun while the boat speeds ahead to bring beautiful views of villages and paddy fields.

Best hotel in Alleppey: OYO Townhouse 80108 Aec Residency

4. Pondicherry

This former French territory is popular for its beaches, Indo-French cuisine, and colonial-era architecture. In addition, you can spend your days learning pottery under the sun. While you are here, you can even visit the famous spiritual centre in Auroville.

Budget-friendly family hotel in Pondicherry: OYO 36142 12roomz

5. Pune

The city of Pune, known for its historical palaces and temples, has the best weather all year round. Visit the temples and relish the religious ceremonies and get to know the history of the land of Marathas. Enjoy popular Marathi cuisines and get to know the culture up close under the sun.

Budget-friendly family hotel in Pune: OYO 17036 Rk’s Regency


Whether you opt for snowy or sunny destinations this winter, you cannot miss these vacation spots. And while you visit these top locations, don’t worry about accommodations. OYO rooms offer the best family hotels in all these destinations to take care of you and your loved ones. So, forget the stress and enjoy top sightseeing in these popular vacation spots this winter.

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