Winter. One of the most beautiful and pristine seasons of the year, winter brings to your mind a delightful picture of rosy cheeked children making snow angels, clad in scarves and woollen hats and bare trees laden with heaps of snow lining every road. With festivals like Christmas and special occasions like New Year, winter marks the longest holiday season of the year. In fact, in the year 2015, over 12 million people celebrated their winter away from home, on vacation (ABTA, 2016).
While some choose to visit the northern parts of India that are glistening with snow, others head on to the warm sun that heats the Indian beaches. Be it the need for some heat, or a snow-skiing hike, here are some of the places to visit in India during the winter season:
God’s Own Country: Followed closely by monsoon, winter in Kerala ensures that the natural magnificence of the state reaches its peak. The Western Ghats and Kumarakom backwaters, add to the charm of this mesmerising destination. Be it the sun-kissed Kovalam and Varkala beaches, or the Munnar tea plantations, Kerala has a lot to offer. This makes it the ideal winter holiday destination, for those looking for a pleasant relief from the teeth-chattering cold. So, choose one of the best hotels in Kovalam, Munnar or lake resorts in Kumarakom, and start packing.
Party Capital Of India: From the loud music, beach parties and delectable delicacies, Goa is truly the ultimate party capital of India. And, Goa is also the ideal place to be at, for its Christmas celebrations, New Year parties, Sunburn and Goa Film Festival, that are scheduled for the winter months. Moreover, with its pleasant climate, that isn’t too hot or cold, Goa gives the best of both worlds to the tourists that come here. To add to this, Goa also boasts of the best 5 star resorts in India, ensuring that your vacation is not only relaxing, but luxurious as well.
Paradise On Earth: Acknowledged as the paradise on earth, and rightfully so, Kashmir serves as a great tourist attraction all year round. But, with its snowcapped mountains, winter is definitely the best time to visit this beautiful state. Build a snowman or indulge in the joy of a snow-fight, Kashmir is sure to remind you of your childhood days! But, that’s not all. On frosty nights, walk hand-in-hand with your loved one in Pahalgam, and fall in love all over again, with each other as well as the beautiful sights around you!
Winter is here. Holidays are here. So, travel to the most serene parts of India, and make the most of this winter. But, remember to book only the best 5 star resort in India, to multiply your vacation experience ten-fold. After all, there’s nothing like hot chocolate and a warm bed, on a cold night!