Top 10 Winter Destination in India and Things to Do
Winters are pleasant at India; with the cool breeze and the warm sun, a vacation at India is going to be ever cherishing.
1. A warm walk through the sands of Rajasthan
If the scorching heat of the deserts scare you, checkout the jewels of royal Rajasthan at winter. While the Pink City of Jaipur is a must visit to check out the mighty Amber Fort, the amazing Hawa Mahal with 983 balconies and enjoy regal elephant rides, the Lake City of Udaipur is ecstatic with palaces amidst waters. Enjoy camel rides and stay at desert camps at Jodhpur while Jaisalmer offers you the real feel of Rajasthan with folk song and dances and bustling markets at the Golden Fort of the city. Shop till you drop here with handicrafts, boutique apparels and leather shoes.
2. A Trip to Graceful Gujarat
Winters are considered to be the best time to be at jungles. Gir forest of Gujarat is the only place in India where you can see lions in their natural habitat. While Kutch is a unique land lying over the Tropic of Cancer offering wonderful handicrafts and is also a blend of varied customs, folk songs and dances, the 2000 years old Buddhist caves of Uparkot exhibits the serene lifestyle of the monks.
3. A Casual Vacation at Goa
The Goa beaches can be the best place to enjoy the warm sun in the chilly winters. Spend some lazy moments on the soft sands, rejuvenate yourselves with Ayurvedic treatments and spas or boost your adrenaline with paragliding or bungee jumping. The beach parties of Goa accompanied with quality wine and spicy sea food, a crusade to the old churches or romantic moonlight cruises, Goa is a fun place to be in India.
4. A chilled out vacation at the snow land of Shimla
Winter is no joy if you do not enjoy snowfall. Shimla experiences heavy snowfall and sub zero temperatures at winters which enhance the beauty of the Queen of Hill Stations. While strong coffee with Himachali cuisines of cha ghosht, patore and khoru are delicious at the shivering cold, the exhilarating skiing and ice skating keeps you heated. The Bajinath Shiva Temple and the Jakhoo temple, dedicated to Lord Hanumana are of religious importance here, while the Kinner and Kalopa are a photographer’s paradise with snow capped hills and cold desert mountains.
5. An enriched exploration to Karnataka
Be it the Silicon Valley of Bangalore or the Palace City of Mysore, a tour of Karnataka is always colourful and vibrant. While the Indo-saracenic styled Mysore Palace boasts of imposing sculptures, mahogany wood ceilings, silver gateways, the aura of sandal wood fills its air. Bangalore is impressive with numerous gardens, like the Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park while the metamorphic formations of the Peninsular Gneiss are an amazing creation of nature.
6. The trysts with nature at Tripura
Know the rich culture of India visiting Tripura, the homeland of various tribes. Experience true tribal life at the Tripura villages; dancing to the folk songs in unique red and white coloured attires. While the ravines of Chittangong Hills takes you close to nature, the Hindu and Buddhist sculptures of Pilak reflects the old glory of the place. Mui Borok, the traditional platter of Tripura is yummy with the cuisines of rice, steaming bamboo shoot stews and meat roasts.
7. An amazing journey to Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh brings with it the wildness of Bay of Bengal, the heritage of ancient India and the divinity of South India. While the 14th century Golconda Fort reminds you the power of Hyderabad monarchs, the charming minaret of Charminar honours the first four caliphs of Islam. While Hussain Sagar Lake is the pride of the country, being the largest artificial lake of Asia, the Tirupathi Balaji temple of the state is a sought after pilgrimage, visited by millions of devotees every year.
8. Wandering through the chronicles of Delhi
The heart of India, Delhi is distinguishing with a confluence of the old Mughal tradition and the glitters of modern India. While Old Delhi is still elegant with the Jama Masjid, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, Raj Ghat and Red Fort, New Delhi is glamorous with the Akshardham Temple, Lotus temple and the Laxmi Narayan Temple along with the India Gate and the Rashtrapati Bhawan. While the aroma of butter chicken, biriyani, rumali roti and chaats of the narrow lanes of Chadni Chowk beckons, the stunning shopping malls of New Delhi cannot be ignored.
9. A Holy Expedition to Tamil Nadu
The temple state of Tamil Nadu is a gem of temple architecture, with the shrines like Meenakshi Temple, Brihadeeswarar temple, Kapaleeshwarar temple and the Chola temples; which are just not worship spaces but hot seat of Dravidian designs. While the breathtaking beauty of Kanya kumari refreshes your stressed mind and soul, the Princess of the Hill Stations, Kodaikanal gifts you rare sights of Kurinji, the purple-blue hued flower that blooms in every 12 years.
10. Cruises over the backwaters of Kerala
Kerala, the God’s Own country offers you the golden opportunity to rekindle your love or start the new journey of life with your loved ones. Stay on the houseboats of Alleppey, over the crystalline backwaters to know the real flavour of nature. While the Chinese fishing nets and the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset at the beaches Kochi are spellbinding experiences, the Periyar National Park stands as an epitome of natural bounty. The Western Ghats of Kerala will be loved by bird watchers, as it is a nest to almost 500 species of birds, including Indian darter, little Cormorant, egrets, herons and kingfishers; the Kumarakom bird sanctuary of Kerala is world famous.
India is blissful and also an owner of golden chronicles; tour this ancient land to be fascinated and thrilled.
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