Looking for escape from chilling cold or respite from the scorching sun? Our list of top places to visit in India in winter is for those looking for warm weather escape as well as for those looking to enjoy the snow and cooler climes. We have compiled both where is hot in October, November and December stretching on till March as well as places where one could enjoy snowfall in India and winter sports.
4. Tamil Nadu
6. Rann of Kutch
10. Jim Corbett
12. Kullu Manali
14. Dharamsala and Mcleodganj
16. Khajuraho & Orchha
And while you are surfing for best winter holiday, did you know that it is also the high time for honeymoons in India. So, if you are looking for the same, think of this post also as a list of some of the best places to go for honeymoon in India in winter or check out this one.
|A Traditional Rice Barge wades through the Kerala Backwaters|
|Se Cathedral of Santa Catarina, Goa|
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|A view to Thrill: Upper Lake, Kodaikanal|
|Skiing in Auli is the prime activity from late December till March|
Auli is considered to be one of the best places to visit in India in January and February if you are an adventure enthusiast looking for fun in snow and skiing activities. Every year from January till March, several national and international ski festivals are arranges in Auli.
If you are a novice or someone looking to learn skiing, GMVN arranges 7-14 days skiing courses at Auli. An 800 meter long chair lift and a 500 meter ski lift links the lower slopes of Auli to the upper one from where ski professional embark on an adrenaline rushing dash down the enthralling slopes covered in sheet of snow.
|Rann of Kutch is world's largest sand desert|
Dhorado, located 86 kilometers from Bhuj is the nearest town located on the edge of the Rann of Kutch. Most of the good quality accommodation are found in Dhorado. In fact the state tourism department is developing Dhorado as the gateway to the Rann of Kutch. The tourist season in Kutch runs from late October till March. The best time to visit this region is the month of December when the Rann Utsav is in full swing.
Every year, Gujarat Tourism organizes Rann Utsav which begins in December and last till March. The festival is celebrated on the grandest scale on the full moon night in December. Scores of luxury tents are set up in Dhorado along with food stalls and arcades for handicrafts and cultural performances. Dance, music, festivities and cultural celebrations of the region are performed all over the district. The full moon safari ride is one of the most surreal experience one can have in the vast salt desert of the Runn of Kutch during this time of the year.
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|Rajasthan is land of desert, forts, palaces and colorful attire|
One of the reasons why Rajasthan is our top picks is the annual Pushkar Fair which is held in November. Puskar Fair is the largest cattle fair on the planet. Besides cattle trade, there are several activities like camel race, best decorated camel, longest mustache competition, tug of war, shopping and hot air ballooning to keep the visitors entertained.
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|Rohtang becomes the center of adventure activities during winters|
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|Houseboat by an Island in the backwaters stretch of Alleppey|