Winter in India is a unique experience. The north is bedecked with snow, painting it whimsical, while the lush east is alive with singing waterfalls and rivers. The west turns cool to explore historical wonders, and the south offers serene getaways. Introducing some of the most wondrous places to visit in winter in India. With so much to explore and uncover, winter destinations in India have gained popularity over the years and increased in numbers.
Handpicking some of the best, we give you destinations that carry their own charm, offering either a tranquil getaway or an adventure rush.
There is nothing more therapeutic than spending some quiet time with nature. And, these places are just what you need.
This quaint hamlet in the state of Himachal Pradesh is just what you need for some me time. Stunning views, great culture, friendly locals, and you get to enjoy good food and music too. The place offers many trails for those who love to wander.
- Kheer Ganga Peak: Love to enjoy a slow and relaxed hiking experience while taking in nature? This one-day trek is your calling. Lined with stunning views, small dhabas and hot springs, it’s like enjoying a spa in the wild.
- Malana Village: This place is an untouched wonder hidden in the valleys of Kullu. It’s famous as it is home to ‘Malana Cream’, a product of the cannabis plant. It’s where you need to be if you want to take a break from the world and rejuvenate.
- Pulga: One more secluded spot that will leave you in wonder for its quietness and the splendour of wilderness.
You need to add Kasol to your bucket list of winter destinations in India.
Nestled in the backwaters of Kerala, this spot is a sensational beauty. Renowned for its boat houses, lush coastal greenery, ayurvedic massages and delicious cuisine, this place is perfect to just lie back, take a deep breath and enjoy nature.
- Aruvikuzhy Waterfall: Hidden away in the womb of nature, this waterfall sings to you amidst the wild hum of the trees and the birds. One needs to trek a little to reach the spot. Check out these 10 spectacular waterfalls in India.
- Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: Located amidst the green forests in Kottayam and spread across the Vembanad Lake, this sanctuary is home to some of the diverse range of birds that are resident to the region and migratory birds.
- Driftwood Museum: A one of kind place that lets you view the marvel of nature. Here you can see an array of driftwood sculptures formed innately by the water currents. You can also get to shop small souvenirs of the same material as well.
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Here’s where you need to be to step away from the buzz of everyday things. This place in Meghalaya is known to be the cleanest village in Asia. It’s blessed with natural wonders to explore, from root bridges and waterfalls to hidden trails, making it one of the most serene winter destinations in India.
- Dawki: Located near the India-Bangladesh border, this intriguing town is just wonderful to visit. It’s home to Umngot or Dawki river, which is revered for its crystal clear waters. Trying boating here is a must.
- Jingmaham living root bridge: And, the roots led the way. This distinctive bridge made using various parts of the tree is known as the living roots bridge. It is constructed to cross the river and has great strength even after ages.
- Wah Rymben Falls: A delight in the wild lands of Khasi Hills, this waterfall amidst the emerald forest descends down many smooth round rocks and gently flows away. The water is cool and pristine, making it enchanting to watch.
Get. Set. Wander!
4. Dzukou Valley Trek
This destination is located in the surreal lands of Nagaland. The trek is easy and treats you to wonderful views of green meadows and valleys throughout the trail. It is one of the most invigorating winter destinations in India. Known to be a moderate trek, it takes around 6-7 hours and some effort to reach the spot.
5. Chembra Peak Trek
Cradled in the beautiful Wayanad district of Kerala, this peak offers spectacular views of green ranges and is home to a serene heart-shaped lake on the way to the summit. It’s an easy hike taking around 2 – 3 hours one way while enjoying the surroundings. Don’t miss out on these amazing places to visit in Wayanad.
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6. Kudremukh Trek
It is a famous trekking spot in the Chikamagalur district of Karnataka. It is home to emerald valleys and rich wildlife. The trek is as thrilling and enticing as the place. It is a moderate hike taking around 5 hours to reach the peak, depending on your pace. The climb back down takes lesser time. It is fun and challenging in its own ways.
A Touch Of Snow
This tranquil hill station in Himachal Pradesh is a marvel to behold. It is a dream place for any traveler who seeks serenity. It houses a pristine lake and a wildlife sanctuary. It tops our list of being one of the most whimsical winter destinations in India.
A stunning offbeat hill town in the mountains of Uttarakhand, which is trending as the new winter spot to indulge in picturesque views and activities. It is surrounded by beautiful meadows and rich coniferous and oak forests.
Far away from known eyes and the regular tourist crowd, this gem is cradled in the Himalayan valleys of Jammu and Kashmir. A place so breathtaking, surrounded by snowcapped mountains, it leaves you awestruck by its natural beauty.
Now that we laid down some offbeat places to unveil this winter, we hope you make the most of it and get exploring. Stay at Treebo Hotels to make your trip even more memorable.