Places to visit India during winters

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Places to visit India during winters

From the magical Himachal Pradesh to relaxing in balmy Kerala, trips you can plan this Winter

Places to visit India during winters

The cool winds of Winter have arrived in the capital. With the Covid situation in check and festival holidays around us, it is time to visit a new place. While many people plan to spend their vacations curled up in a blanket sipping hot chocolate, some enjoy exploring new places. From the magical Himachal Pradesh to relaxing in balmy Kerala, there are many places to visit in India worth visiting in this season.

Munnar, Kerala

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Munnar, located in Kerala's Idukki District, is known as the "Kashmir of the South" due to its breathtaking scenery. The pleasant winters are ideal for engaging in adventurous activities such as trekking, hiking, rappelling in Munnar. One could go for a picnic at Echo  Point, climb the bizarre Anamudi Peak and try the various tea flavours at the TATA Tea Museum.

Shimla-Kufri

"Queen of the hills": Shimla

Known as the “Queen of hills” by the British, Kufri in Shimla is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations in North India for those who enjoy snowfall. Himachal's capital city Shimla is surrounded by magnificent hills and snow-covered forests, allowing for various adventure activities. The numerous restaurants that line the Mall road provide the ideal setting for taking in panoramic views of the Himalayas while sipping a cup of hot tea.

Binsar

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Binsar is a lesser-known name among hill stations to visit in India during the winter. But believe us when we say it's one of the most breathtaking places you'll ever see. It is a charming little hill station in Uttarakhand with stunning views of the cloud-touching peaks of Kedarnath, Trishul, and Nanda Devi, making it a photographer's dream. The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, which has a wide variety of flora and fauna species, adds to the excitement of this hill station.

Shillong

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Winters are considered the best time to visit the capital city of Meghalaya. Shillong in the winters is also referred to as ‘The Scotland of the East’ because of its colonial heritage,  natural beauty, and pleasant weather. Some places to visit in the city include Lady Hydari Park, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures,  Ward’s Lake, and Elephant Falls.

Almora, Uttarakhand

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Almora is one of the best places to visit during winters. This paradise has tons of beautiful sights, which is more like a fairy tale. Apart from the beautiful sightseeing, you can also explore  Simtola and spend some quality time with your family or shop at the local Almora markets.

Hampi- The world Heritage site

Hampi in its traditional glory

A visit to this UNESCO World Heritage site is like stepping back in time. The archaeological marvels here will astound you, in addition to the pleasant winter climate! The beautiful Virupaksha temple, Matang hill, and Vitthala temple are all worth a visit. Enjoy the puppet show, temple parades, classical dance performances, and classical music typical of Karnataka culture.