Every season has a story… and if you want your winter story to be more than just losing your shadows indoor – you must explore the top five winter destinations in ‘Incredible India’. India, where diversity is relished by the adventurous souls… Incredible indeed, because one can never have enough of this multicultural nation.
Winter in India could fill-in the blanks for the experiences you seem to have missed knowingly or unknowingly. So, here’s a list of five breathtaking places you ought to visit in the wintry yet magnificent arms of this amazing country.
1) Hill stations like: Shimla, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Mussorie etc
A visit to any Hill station could prove to be a once in a life experience. Ever wondered how you would feel to ‘walk-in’ into the very first page of a fairytale book where a kingdom is sketched and introduced? You could get the alive experience in these places where amidst all civilization; nature is still cradled loud and beautiful.
Darjeeling widely known as ‘Queen of Hills’ has major attractions like-Chowrasta, Padmaja Naidu Zoo, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Toy train etc. Darjeeling also hosts the annual Tea Tourism fest in the month of December-January. Mussorie too is a vibrant tourist attraction for places like Camel’s bBack road, Cloud’s End, Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba etc. Whatever you may be looking for, be it adventure, peace, love, inspiration etc… the ‘’hilly-kingdoms’’ have it all.
2) Go Goa
Lying some 1200km (745 miles) south of the Tropic of Cancer, Goa has a tropical climate, making winter the best time for a visit (November- March) with a very comfortable temperature ranging from 20-30 degree Celsius. Excitement and enthusiasm becomes the synonym of the place as night parties will put all nocturnal creatures to shame and the celebration of Goa carnival in the month of February is a major tourist attraction.
Goa in undoubtedly a ‘paradise on earth’ because of its picturesque beauty, refreshing natural serenity, the golden beaches, the warm and welcoming natives, exuberant festivals, astonishing temples, amazing churches etc. Goa is the right place to be at a right winter time!
Kerala, known as ‘God’s own country’ is a peaceful & pristine land. Stable warm climate with Arabian sea in the west, accompanied by the western ghats in the east, networked by 44 rivers, it is the finest holiday destination in Asia. Wide variety of flora and fauna, lush hill stations, serene beaches, spectacular backwaters, artistic waterfalls, magical festivals and cultures, exotic landscape, ayurvedic health holidays and exquisite cuisines. There is not a single reason why you should miss the land kissed by the Gods.
The thought of visiting Kashmir in winter makes one shudder but if you are an adventurous soul then your risk will never disappoint you. The snow laden land has much to offer like the Houseboats of Kashmir, the invincibly beautiful Mughal gardens, the famous Kashmiri handicrafts, divine pilgrim places and exotic flora and fauna enhances the beauty of the place as the land seems to hibernate amidst the sparkling snow. It will be possible for one to go skiing in Gulmarg and also for wild- goose shooting saga. Winter vacation in Kashmir is bound to be your unique experience.
5) Andaman and Nicobar
The fabulous Andaman and Nicobar islands are a group of more than 550 islands of which 26 are human inhabited. The mythical and mysterious island reveres its name to the Hindu-monkey God, disciple of Rama, Hanuman. These spectacular islands flaunt their greenery, the eye-catching sea coasts and the dense coconut palms line up over the islets. The peak point in Andaman is Diglipur, a majestic picnic spot from where one can see the surrounding sea shores lavish over the sand enriched shores.
The tropical rain forest and the water of bay of Bengal are the home to a vast flora, fauna and marine life. It is a wise holiday destination for one to exult in uncorrupted serenity and indulge in unexplored atmosphere. Wide range of activities like scuba diving, camping and trekking’s are possible.
Accept who you are, remember where you have been and ‘know’ where you want to be. Winter Vacations are there to create roses in the coldest months, don’t let it go to waste because you have so much to explore and so little time to relinquish the season. A moment lasts a second but memories live forever and with this note we conclude that we dwell and aspire in memories and good memories are the outcome of good vacations…so no matter where you go don’t forget to carry a baggage of good memories!