India, our beautiful country, boasts of some of the most astounding regions to explore. Travel North-South, East-West, in length or breadth – India will NOT fail to mesmerize you with its beauty. This winter, ditch your blanket, pack your bags and set out on a journey to explore these 7 destinations!
1. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Famous as the birthplace of Dalai Lama, Tawang is one of the lesser-known destinations in India. There are many monasteries located in close proximity to each other which makes this place a peaceful one. Tawang is situated at a height of 3048 meters above sea level and so if you wish to witness a high level of snowfall, then this is the place to be. The path to such wonderful places is not easy, which is precisely why pristine beauty is difficult to access.
2. Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu
Cool winter breeze, endless blue skies, and crystal clear waters, the Gulf of Mannar is home to coral reefs and other water habitats. Here, one may find dolphins, sea turtles, and whales. The quiet beaches of Mannar make for a successful getaway from daily urban life. With the entry fee of mere 10 & 5 INR, the gulf is an extremely underrated place!
3. Panchmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Popularly known as the Queen of Satpura, Panchmarhi is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh. Hill stations in winters are the place to be. So if you’re in Madhya Pradesh, do visit this beautiful hill station. This tourist spot is blessed with myriad attractions like waterfalls, caves, and monuments. Plan a trip with your loved ones this winter and enjoy the trek to the waterfalls amid the Satpura ranges!
The mouth-watering food, head-hitting music, parties at the beach and a lively crowd – every aspect of Goa is thrilling to say the least. With the Goa Film Festival and the Sunburn music festival held around this time, Goa is known to be flooded with people during Christmas- New Year’s and hence booking tickets at a reasonable price at the last minute can be a major hassle. Avoid that by planning the much-awaited Goa trip with friends and family right away!
5. Auli, Uttarakhand
Known as the Skiing Paradise of India, Auli is a popular choice among travelers, with winter being the perfect time to visit. Build a snowman, hop on Asia’s longest cable car ride or go skiing, you are ensured to have a gala time surrounded by snow.
6. The Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Each year a number of people pay a visit to the largest salt desert around the globe. With the cultural fest being held by the people of Kutch in the months of November till February, one can expect a wide range of good things like traditional food, shopping, and cultural nights.
7. Jaipur, Rajasthan
Winter is the most suitable time to visit Jaipur since Rajasthan is quite hot in summers. Go sightseeing or slide up and down the sand dunes of Thar desert, you won’t be sitting idle. Jaipur, also known as ‘The Pink City’ boasts of the magnificent Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal to name a few. With a rich culture and deep-rooted traditions, the city is sure to leave you wanting for more.
To wrap up, traveling makes one more aware and adaptable and instills self-confidence in a person. After reading about these destinations to visit in India, why not push your boundaries and travel abroad as well? Take up this personality quiz to get a fair understanding of which country to travel to post visiting all these beautiful places in India.
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