Tourist destinations in India worth exploring during winter
A tourist trip to India (image from shutterstock)
India stretches from the high Himalayas to the tropical greenery of Kerala, and from the Ganges to the sands of the Thar Desert. Given its size and population, India has a wealth of cultures, landscapes, monuments and attractions to explore.
The preferred time to visit India is in the winter from December to early March. It tends to get very hot from April onwards, and most areas experience summer monsoons from June to September. However, India is a huge country with diverse climatic zones, and there are amazing places to explore all year round.
Attractive tourist cities in India
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This northernmost mountain city in India is attractive all year round. In winter, the snow-filled landscape and frozen lakes make this place an ideal destination for enjoying snow activities such as ice skating. Adventure seekers can satisfy their craving by trekking on one of the many trails that become more difficult during the season.
Shimla Kufri is among the most popular destinations in North India for people who love to experience snowfall. The capital, Himachal, is surrounded by rolling hills and snow-covered forests, opening the way for many adventurous activities. The many restaurants spread along the road are an ideal place to enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. Himalayas while sipping a cup of hot tea.
Located in Himachal Pradesh, Manali is an ideal spot for snow lovers, honeymooners and adventure lovers, be it a bike ride to Rohtang Pass, paragliding in the Solang Valley, or hiking to the Jogini Falls.
December sees a crowd of trekking enthusiasts as Dalhousie hosts the National Himalayan Winter Trekking Expedition.
If you want to camp under the stars in the largest salty sand desert at sub-zero temperatures, you can also try traditional food, learn about authentic handicrafts, go on desert safaris, and stargaze.
You can head to Wayanad for a winter break in the middle of the Western Ghats. This picturesque city is located in the state of Kerala, and it has everything one looks for during a vacation from food, culture, history, as well as friendly locals. To make things even more exciting, there are many bird watching sites. The trekking trails in Wayanad attract tourists from all over the country.
Called the “Venice of the East”, Udaipur has a kind of magic that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world throughout the year. The reason for this is the magnificent Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, Lake Pichola and many other medieval masterpieces.
Tips when visiting India in winter
Important tips for tourists when visiting India (Image from shutterstock)
Avoid flight delays
Flight delays during winters are an inevitable part of traveling especially in the northern part of India due to heavy fog. It is always wise to reconfirm the tourist flight schedule to check if there is a flight delay or cancellation to avoid the hassle of traveling to and fro from the airport.
Get extra time
Flight delays, traffic congestion and train delays can cause delays during the winter, so if a traveler has a connecting flight, it is wise to have some extra time and wait at the airport rather than miss the tourist flight.
A mosquito net or mosquito repellent cream is often useful during winters in India. Although staying in good hotels, the cream comes in handy when traveling or even during long sightseeing tours.
Always up to date with technology
You must always carry a mobile phone, and download all applications that help determine routes, routes, and timetables.
Carry warm clothes
Winters are very cold in the northern part of India, so it is advisable to carry pullovers, scarves, sweaters and jackets to beat the cold.