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Top 10 Places to Visit in Winter Season in India

Winters are one of the best seasons to travel throughout the Indian peninsula. There are travel enthusiasts who love to explore and experience the beauty of winter. With several festivals and celebrations lined up, winters are the best seasons to plan for your vacations.

Whether it is the heaven on Earth, Kashmir, or the god’s own country, Kerala, there are many iconic destinations in India you would love to visit in winter. Here’s a list featuring the top winter travel destinations in India.

1. Gulmarg, Kashmir

The beauty of Gulmarg during winter cannot be defined in words. This hill station is a popular skiing destination. The place has been ranked 7th among Asia’s best-skiing destinations. Recently, the world’s largest igloo café was opened in Gulmarg. It can serve around 40 people at once.

If you are looking to plan your visit to Gulmarg, enjoy your stay at the best hotels, such as OYO HOME 92074 Muzamil Homestay.

2. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is undoubtedly among the most popular vacation spots in North India for tourists who enjoy snowfall. Soaring hills and snow-covered forests surround Himachal’s capital city, creating a myriad of adventurous pursuits.

The Major attractions in the city include the Shri Hanuman Jakhu, Jakhu Temple, Viceregal Lodge, The Ridge and Annadale, Christ Church, and Mall Road. You can also find some of the best family hotels here, like OYO 1590 Hotel Hari Palace.

3. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Now let’s talk about Manali, India’s absolute favourite winter destination, with its lofty mountains, deodar trees, meandering roads, and copious amounts of snow! This hill station is a snow lover’s heaven. Whether you want to go paragliding in Solang Valley, biking to Rohtang Pass, or hiking up to Jogini Waterfalls, Manali certainly delights you with a wonderful experience and makes you want to return over and again. Furthermore, the availability of the best family hotels, like OYO 36903 Retro Valley Camping Resort, makes it easy for tourists to visit this place for extended periods.

4. Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli is a well-known skiing resort in India. In addition to skiing, Auli offers a variety of treks where you can soak in the breathtaking panoramas of the snow-covered Garhwal Himalayas. There is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. The Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat, and Kamat Kamet mountain ranges are found here, 2800 metres above sea level. 

5. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie, a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh, is similar to all the other hill stations, yet it has a unique charm. It is perfect for anybody who admires colonial architecture. Winters bring out the finest in this location when the temperature drops below freezing and the brisk air beckons you outside to enjoy the moment. In December, thousands of trekkers travel to Dalhousie for the National Himalayan Winter Trekking Expedition.

6. Goa

Goa is among the few destinations in India that is perennially popular. With its December represented by the sunburn festival, it has become one of India’s greatest locations to visit in winter. So, if you want to experience a fantastic beach vacation during winter with afternoons by the sea and a tan to show off, book your tickets to Goa now! The OYO Flagship 11950 Relax Holiday Home is one of the best family-friendly hotels in Goa.

7. Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur is known as the “Venice of the East,”. It has a unique charm that draws millions of visitors from all over the world each year. The majestic Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, Lake Pichola, and many more spectacular monuments from the Middle Ages are the top attractions here. The number of tourists especially rises in the winter as the lakes and nearby Aravali hills work together to maintain the ideal temperature for visiting, making it the top sightseeing in winter. Furthermore, if you enjoy art, consider visiting during the Shilpgram Arts and Crafts Festival to enjoy the local performances.

8. Rann of Kutch, Gujrat

The Rann of Kutch is known for the Rann Utsav, a two-month-long cultural event where you can experience desert safaris, authentic local art and stargazing! So, for a unique experience that will enchant you, travel to this moon-like Indian desert in the winter. Since travellers from worldwide join the Kutch Festival, we advise you to make your reservations at Collection O 28315 Hotel Dollar in advance.

9. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Winter is an ideal season to visit the stunning state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a top sightseeing destination because the weather in this lovely state is beautiful. The Boori Boot, Loku, Sanken, and Lossar festivals in Tawang bring enjoyment and excitement to people who come here for vacations. Arunachal Pradesh never gets old to you. If you love the snow, you may also enjoy skiing throughout the winter in Tawang. 

10. Gangtok, Sikkim

The North East is one of the finest spots to visit in India during the winter. During the winter, the green splendour shines greater, and Gangtok’s warm friendliness is evident. The towering peaks of Mt. Kanchenjunga adorn the charming city of Gangtok. It is a well-known pilgrimage site for Buddhists in India. In addition, if you enjoy adventure and the outdoors, Gangtok’s stunning valleys, verdant surroundings, and exhilarating sports like bicycling, trekking, paragliding, and white-water rafting will make your vacation a special one. You can enjoy your stay at the best family hotels present here, such as OYO 3489 Hotel Sonamla Retreat.


Winter is undoubtedly the best season to plan a vacation. So join your friends or family together, plan your vacation and create memories for a lifetime with OYO hotels.

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