8 to make it Great: Tips for Winter Trip in India

Winter is a great time for travel and tours to India. Scorching summers and wet monsoons often require a lot of preparation as opposed to the winters and whether is quite pleasant and ideal for extended period of sightseeing at various destinations in India.

North part of India is at its best during winters and tourists also get a lot of offers during this season of the year. When planning for winter travel in India, there are a few things which should be kept in mind when packing for vacations in India to make your trip free of hassles and glitches so that you make the most of your winter holidays in India.

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Rohtang Pass, Manali - Himachal is one of the most popular winter tour destinations in India
1. Reconfirm your flight
Flight delays during winters are an inevitable part of traveling especially in Northern part of India owing to the dense fog cover. It is always wise to reconfirm your flight schedule to check if there’s a flight delay or cancellation to avoid hassles of traveling to and fro from the airport.

2. Have extra time up your sleeve
Just as flight delays, traffic snarls and train delay may also cause delays during winter. So if you have a connecting flight, it is wise to have some extra time up your sleeve and wait at airport than to miss your flight.

3. Pack accordingly
A mosquito net or mosquito repellent cream often comes handy during winters in India. Although staying in good hotels would make the nets redundant, but the cream comes handy when you travel or even during extended sightseeing tours.

4. Stay on top of technology
Always carry a cell phone. New technology like GPS, Wi-Fi and GPRS comes handy to find out the roads, schedules, attractions and things to do on the go.

5. Carry warm clothes
Winters are quite chilly in the Northern part of India. It is advisable that you carry pullovers, scarves, sweaters and jackets to beat the cold. Wearing full shoes are also recommended during winters.

6. Carry the Extra pair
Make sure that you carry extra pair of clothes as clothes take long time to get dry during winters.

7. Sunscreen lotion/sunglasses
Although the sun is not that harsh during winters and weather is quite pleasant, it is always wise to apply sunscreen lotion and carry sunglasses for eye protection during winters to avoid the ill effect of sun rays.

8. Come with an open wind
Lonely Planet travel guide describes India as Bamboozling. India is a stunning, shocking, assault on the senses. Prepare well, arrive with an open mind and you are sure to have a wonderful time.

If you are interested, here's our list of  Best Winter Holiday Destinations in India

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