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15 Best Places To Visit During Winters In India

Explore 15 EPIC Indian getaways, from snow-capped peaks to sun-kissed beaches. Find your perfect winter wonderland with Journey Fiesta.


A collage of BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL DURING WINTERS
BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL DURING WINTERS IN INDIA

The winter winds may howl outside, but they whisper promises of enchanting getaways in India. As the mercury dips, a vibrant tapestry of landscapes transforms, welcoming you to experiences that redefine the season. From snow-laden peaks to sun-kissed beaches, from cultural extravaganzas to spiritual sojourns, India's winter holds a treasure trove for every traveler.


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The Himalayan Haven ( Best Places To Visit in Winter )


Gulmarg


A cable car in Gulmarg.
GULMARG

Imagine waking up to a world cloaked in pristine white, where powdery snow crunches underfoot and majestic peaks like Apharwat Peak pierce the azure sky. Gondola rides offer breathtaking panoramas of Khilanmarg Valley, skiers carve trails through untouched snow on Kongdori slopes, and cozy cafes like Highlands Park beckon with steaming cups of Kahwa.
In Gulmarg, winter isn't just a season; it's an enchantment.
Journey Fiesta can plan your luxurious stay at the Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa or the budget-friendly Hotel Hilltop, ensuring your Gulmarg dream comes true.

It is one of the best places to visit during winter.


How To Reach

Fly into Srinagar Airport and take a cab or pre-booked taxi to Gulmarg (approx. 2 hours). Alternatively, a scenic train journey from Jammu Tawi to Udhampur followed by a cab ride is also possible.

Manali


A snow covered mountain it is one of the best places to travel during winters
MANALI

Nestled amidst towering peaks like Rohtang Pass and Manali Peak, Manali is a haven for adventure seekers and mountain lovers. From trekking through snowy trails like the Old Manali-Rohtang Pass trek to paragliding over breathtaking valleys of the Beas River, Manali offers a winter adrenaline rush.

Cozy up by crackling fireplaces in traditional wooden cottages like Hadimba Cottages, explore historic temples like Vashisht Temple adorned in frost, and witness the magic of snow-covered Rohtang Pass. Let Journey Fiesta craft your Manali adventure.

How To Reach
Catch a flight to Kullu Manali Airport or Chandigarh Airport, followed by a scenic cab ride to Manali (approx. 2-3 hours). Buses from Delhi are also available but take longer. Book Now

Dharamshala


A place in India.
DHARAMSHALA

Home to the Dalai Lama and a vibrant Tibetan community, Dharamshala is more than just a winter escape. It's a spiritual journey amidst snow-capped mountains like Dhauladhar Range. Explore bustling monasteries like the Tsuglagkhang complex, soak in the tranquility of McLeodganj with its cafes and Tibetan markets, and learn about Tibetan culture through handicrafts and workshops.

In Dharamshala, winter whispers tales of peace and mindfulness. Journey Fiesta can arrange your stay at affordable options like Hotel Tibet or the luxurious Bhagsu Waterfall Resort, keeping your spiritual and comfort needs in mind.


Fly into Gaggal Airport, Kangra Airport, or Chandigarh Airport, followed by a cab ride to Dharamshala (approx. 1-2 hours). Direct trains from Delhi to Pathankot are also available, with onward connectivity to Dharamshala by cab.

Auli


A snow covered mountain
AULI

Calling all adrenaline junkies! Auli, perched high in the Garhwal Himalayas like a skier's paradise, offers slopes like Trishul Peak and Hanuman Chupari for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. Glide down powdery slopes, try your hand at snowboarding in Auli Bugyal, or simply marvel at the breathtaking Himalayan vistas.
After a day of thrills, cozy up in quaint lodges like Auli Resort or Himalayan Club, and relish warm, local cuisine like Kumaoni thali. Let Journey Fiesta be your winter sports companion in Auli, arranging equipment rentals, lessons, and comfortable stays that fit your budget.

How To Reach
Fly into Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and take a cab to Joshimath (approx. 6 hours). From Joshimath, shared jeeps or taxis will take you to Auli (approx. 1 hour).

Shimla


A church in Shimla.
SHIMLA

Once the summer retreat of the British Raj, Shimla today offers a charming blend of colonial heritage and winter magic. The toy train ride through snow-laden hills like Summer Hill is a journey in itself, and the bustling Mall Road, adorned in festive lights, is a delight for winter shoppers. Hike to Jakhoo Hill for panoramic views of the Himalayas, or simply curl up by a fireplace in a heritage hotel like Oberoi Cecil or Clarkes Shimla Resort and soak in the timeless charm.

Journey Fiesta can help you find the perfect stay, from budget-friendly options like Hotel Willow Banks to luxurious heritage experiences.

How To Reach
Take a train from Delhi to Kalka, followed by a scenic ride on the toy train to Shimla (approx. 5 hours). Alternatively, fly into Chandigarh Airport and take a cab to Shimla (approx. 3 hours).

Desert Delights ( Best Places To Visit in Winter )


Rann of Kutch


A land with salt in india.
RANN OF KUTCH

Imagine a boundless expanse of white, stretching as far as the eye can see. The Rann of Kutch, India's Great White Desert, transforms into a surreal winter wonderland. Witness the vibrant Kutch Desert Festival, a riot of colors against the stark whiteness, ride camels through the endless salt plains, and camp under star-studded skies at Dhordo Tent City. In the Rann of Kutch, winter whispers tales of endless horizons and timeless traditions. Journey Fiesta can arrange your desert escapade, including comfortable stays at Desert Breeze Resort or Rann Utsav tents, along with camel safaris and festival entry.

How To Reach
Bhuj Airport is the closest air connectivity, followed by a cab ride to Dhordo, the gateway to the Rann (approx. 2 hours). Trains from Ahmedabad and Mumbai also reach Bhuj, with onward connections by local transport.

Tropical Escapes ( Best Places To Visit in Winter )


Munnar


A green land it is one of the best places to travel during winters
MUNNAR

Escape the winter chill and find yourself amidst rolling hills blanketed in emerald tea plantations like Kannan Devan Hills. Munnar, Kerala's crown jewel, offers a haven of serenity and scenic beauty. Trek through mist-laden hills like Anamudi Peak, witness cascading waterfalls like Cheyyara Para, and soak in the warm sunshine at Eravikulam National Park, home to the Nilgiri Tahr.

In Munnar, winter whispers tales of tranquility and nature's embrace. Hike to Echo Point for stunning panoramas, visit the iconic Kundala Dam for a boat ride, or simply indulge in Ayurvedic spa treatments at one of Munnar's renowned centers.
Journey Fiesta can craft your perfect Munnar itinerary, combining nature walks, cultural experiences like Kathakali dance performances, and delectable local cuisine.

How To Reach
Fly into Cochin International Airport or Coimbatore Airport, followed by a cab ride to Munnar (approx. 4-5 hours). Trains from Kerala's major cities like Trivandrum and Ernakulam also connect to Munnar.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands


An island in India.
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

Trade the snow for turquoise waters and palm-fringed beaches like Radhanagar Beach. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a tropical paradise untouched by the winter chill. Dive into coral reefs teeming with marine life at Havelock Island's Elephant Beach, trek through lush rainforests like Saddle Peak National Park on Neil Island, or kayak through pristine mangroves in Baratang Island.

In the Andamans, winter whispers tales of underwater adventures and island escapades. Journey Fiesta can help you navigate the islands, arrange scuba diving courses, and ferry bookings, and stay at resorts like Barefoot at Havelock or Sea Shell Havelock, catering to both budget-conscious travelers and luxury seekers.

How To Reach
Port Blair Airport serves as the main entry point, with connecting flights from major Indian cities. Ferry services from mainland India are also available but take longer.

Cultural Kaleidoscopes ( Best Places To Visit in Winter )


Jaipur


A place in India.
JAIPUR

Bathe in the golden glow of palaces like Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort as the winter sun paints The Pink City in warm hues. Jaipur's winter is a vibrant tapestry of cultural experiences. Shop for treasures like hand-painted textiles and Kundan jewelry at bustling bazaars like Johari Bazaar, witness the Republic Day parade in all its glory or sip chai amidst the serene gardens of Jantar Mantar observatory.

In Jaipur, winter whispers tales of royal legacy and vibrant traditions. Journey Fiesta can design your Jaipur adventure, from budget-friendly stays like Dera Amer to luxurious palaces like Jai Mahal Palace Hotel, along with elephant rides and heritage walks.

How To Reach
Jaipur International Airport offers convenient access. Taxis and local transport are readily available within the city.

Agra


A place in India.
AGRA

Witness the Taj Mahal, a monument to love, bathed in the soft winter light. Agra's winter is a season of timeless beauty. Explore the intricate carvings of the Taj Mahal, cruise down the Yamuna River for a different perspective, and delve into the history of the Mughal Empire at Agra Fort.

In Agra, winter whispers tales of love and timeless architectural grandeur.
Journey Fiesta can make your Agra visit unforgettable, offering stays at hotels like ITC Mughal Agra or The Oberoi Amarvilas, arranging sunrise Taj Mahal views, and even hot air balloon rides for a truly magical experience.

How To Reach
Agra Airport is the closest option, followed by trains from Delhi and other major cities. Taxis and rickshaws are easily available for local travel.

Udaipur


A place in India it is one pf the best places to travel during winters
UDAIPUR

Romance by the serene Lake Pichola sets the stage for winter in Udaipur. Cruise on the lake in a traditional boat, admire the majestic City Palace and wander through the charming lanes of the Old City. Udaipur's winter is a melody of scenic beauty and romantic charm. Journey Fiesta can curate your Udaipur escape, with stays at lakeside havens like Taj Lake Palace or heritage hotels like Shiv Niwas Palace, ensuring your Udaipur experience is pure fairytale magic.

How To Reach
Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur provides direct flights from major Indian cities. Cabs and local transport are readily available within the city.

Amritsar


A place in India.
AMRITSAR

Immerse yourself in the spiritual radiance of the Golden Temple, its golden dome gleaming under the winter sun. Amritsar's winter is a journey of faith and cultural immersion. Witness the mesmerizing Wagah Border ceremony, pay respects at Jallianwala Bagh, and savor the city's rich Punjabi cuisine. In Amritsar, winter whispers tales of devotion and community spirit. Journey Fiesta can arrange your Amritsar pilgrimage, with stays at hotels like Hyatt Regency Amritsar or The Amaryllis, ensuring easy access to holy sites and local markets.
How To Reach
Amritsar Airport is the main entry point, with convenient connections from major cities. Trains from Delhi and other cities are also available. Local transport options like rickshaws and taxis are plentiful.

Varanasi


A place in India.
VARANASI

Witness the mystical aura of the Ganges River as it flows through the ancient city of Varanasi. Varanasi's winter is a spiritual tapestry of rituals and ancient traditions. Take a boat ride on the Ganges at dawn, witness the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony, and explore the labyrinthine lanes of the old city. In Varanasi, winter whispers tales of rebirth and the eternal flow of life. Journey Fiesta can guide you through this spiritual journey.

How To Reach
Varanasi Airport offers direct flights from various Indian cities. Trains from Delhi and other major cities connect to Varanasi as well. Cabs and rickshaws are readily available for exploring the city.

Nainital


A place in India.
NAINITAL

Nestled amidst the Kumaon Hills, Nainital is a winter wonderland with a colonial charm. Take a boat ride on Naini Lake, hike to Snow View Point for breathtaking panoramas, and ride the Naina Devi Ropeway for stunning vistas. Nanital's winter is a blend of scenic beauty and colonial legacy. Journey Fiesta can help you discover Nanital's hidden gems, from budget-friendly guesthouses like The Pankaj to heritage hotels like The Savoy, ensuring you experience the charm of this hill station.

How To Reach
Pantnagar Airport in Pantnagar is the closest air option, followed by a cab ride to Nanital (approx. 2 hours). Trains from Delhi and other cities connect to Kathgodam, from where taxis take you to Nainital.

Goa


A sea in Goa.
GOA

Swap winter blues for balmy breezes and sunshine. Enjoy Goa's golden beaches without the scorching heat, making it perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. Bid farewell to bulky sweaters and embrace light, breezy clothes. The pleasant temperatures are ideal for exploring Goa's charming villages and vibrant markets. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with twinkling lights, carol singing, and delicious Christmas feasts. Goa's unique blend of Portuguese and Indian traditions creates a truly magical Christmas experience.

How To Reach
Your ultimate gateway to Goa, conveniently located near Panaji and connecting to major cities across India. Consider airports in Mopa (MOJ) or Hubli (HBX) if Dabolim flights are full or offer better deals. Budget travelers can fly into Belgaum Airport (IXG) and take a scenic train or bus ride to Goa (5-6 hours).

Journey Fiesta: Your Trusted Companion in Winter Wonderland


Escape the winter chill and awaken your senses in India's vibrant kaleidoscope! From snow-kissed Himalayan escapes to sun-drenched beaches in Goa, Journey Fiesta crafts unforgettable winter journeys tailored just for you. We navigate bustling bazaars, serene temples, and breathtaking landscapes, ensuring you experience the heart and soul of each destination. 

Whether you yearn for adrenaline-pumping adventures or peaceful spiritual sojourns, our passion lies in weaving your dream winter wonderland into reality. So, ditch the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. Contact Journey Fiesta today, and let's plan your escape to a winter India that whispers unforgettable tales in your soul.
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