Top 5 Perfect Holiday Destinations In India During Winter

Hello viewers, are you searching for a perfect holiday destination in India during winter and you want to experience snowfall and cold weather then you are in the right place. Our Indian’s are blessed to have so much choices of holiday destinations within our own country. In the below list i have shortlisted for the best place to visit during winter in India, but i personally suggest you to explore Manali. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, book your ticket and let’s go on an exploit for life.

1. Manali

Manali is one of the very popular hill station and tourist place in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is known for its cool climate and snow-capped mountains. In kullu-manali you can go on an excursion to Jogini waterfall, also you can trek to Beas kund . It’s good to visit the nearest villages and sanctuary.

Best time to visit :

  • October to April is the best time to visit Manali.
  • December to February is the best time to experience snowfall.

Places to visit in Manali :

  • Manu temple, Hidimba temple, Vasishta hot water springs, Solong valley, Arjun gufa.

Tasty local foods :

  • Samosas, Khatta, Sidu, Babru,Trout,Patande,Bhey

Reach there :
By Air :

  • Bhuntar airport is the nearest airport . Air India has regular flights to the airport from New Delhi.

By Bus :

  • You can reach there by bus . The distance from Delhi to Manali is 570 km . Govt and Private bus services are available.

2. Gangtok

Gangtok is a dynamic hill station with green valleys and misty mountains. This heavenly residence in Sikkim is a place that is constantly visited by excursionists and travelers from each across the country to catch a regard of the majestic snow-capped mountains Ideal for couples, single travelers and families, Gangtok is the Buddhist pilgrimage site that’s stylish for devotees, Hikers, Trekkers, and Adventure suckers.


Best time to visit :

  • September-December and March-May is the best time to visit Gangtok.

Places to visit in Gangtok :

  • Nathula Pass, MG Marg, Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Banjhakri Water Falls, Hanuman Tok

Tasty local foods :

  • Sel Roti. Sel Roti is a traditional Nepali handmade, round shaped bread.
  • Thenthuk. Thenthuk is popular Sikkimese street food available in many restaurants in the city.
  • Thukpa
  • Phagshapa
  • Chhurpi Soup
  • Sha Phaley
  • Momos
  • Gundruk

Reach there :

By Air :

  • The Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport from Gangtok that connects to rest of India.

By train :

  • The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), which is nearly 150 km from Gangtok. NJP is well connected to utmost of the major metropolises in India.

3. Coorg

Codagu known by its former name Coorg is a district in the Karnataka state of India. It also known as “The Scotland of India ”. It is ideal for outdoor activities such as Trekking, Angling and White water rafting. It also have festival like Keie -Poldu, Cauvery Shankaramana and the Huttari festivals are celebrated.

Best time to visit :

  • October to March is the best time to visit Coorg.

Places to visit in Coorg :

  • Abbey Falls, Chiklihole Reservoir, Dubare Elephant Camp, Harangi Dam Omkareswara Temple Madikeri Fort, Mallalli Falls

Tasty local foods :

  • Kadambuttu- The Rice Ball. Kadambuttu
  • Bamboo Shoot Curry,
  • Pandi Curry,
  • Nuuputtu or Noolputtu. Noolputtu
  • Kuleputtu.

Reach there :

By Air :

  • Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport from Coorg that connects to rest of the india.

By bus :

  • You can reach there by bus. The distance from Bangalore to Coorg is 265 km.

4. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is one of the very popular holiday destination in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is known as “The golden city” and it is also popularly known for the majestic Jaisalmer fort. The fort contains a Royal palace and some ornate Jain temples. It is situated in the heart of the Thar Desert. The most awaited famous cultural event of Rajasthan is the Desert festival of Jaisalmer. In this festival visitors can enjoy the Rajasthani folk song and dance. the major attraction of the Desert festival is gair and fire dancers.

Best time to visit :

  • October to February is the best time to visit Jaisalmer.

Places to visit in Jaisalmer :

  • Boating in the Gadisar Lake, Patwa Ki Haveli, Jain Temples, Sam Sand Dunes, Tanot Mata Temple, Admire the Wildlife at Desert National Park, Kuldhara Village.

Tasty local foods :

  • Mutton Saag, Gatte ki Sabzi, Murg-e- subz, Makhania Lassi, Pyaaz ki Kachori, Dal Baati-Choorma, The Beans Espresso Coffee, Ghotua-laddoo

Reach there :

By Air :

  • Jaisalmer Airport is the nearest airport which is 17 km from the destination

By bus :

  • It is connected to the Rajasthan by buses provided by Rajasthan State Transport Corporation and other Private bus operators.

5. Daringbadi

Daringbadi is a very famous hill station in Kandhamal district of Odisha. It is also known as “The Kashmir of Odisha”. It is a vast area at the height of 3000 ft above Sea level. The only place in Odisha where someone experiences snowfall during winter. There are so many amazing locations spread throughout the valley. It is also famous for production of higher-ranking quality of organic turmeric which already got the G.I. tag.

Best time to visit :

  • November to February is the best time to visit Daringbadi.

Places to visit in Daringbadi :

  • Daluri river, Belghar village, Hill viewpoint, Belghar sanctuary.

Tasty local foods :

  • Pakhala bhata, Bara, Pitha, Santula.

Reach there :

By Air:

  • Bhubaneswar International Airport is the nearest airport which is 264 km from the destination.

By Bus:

  • It can be reached from the state capital of Odisha. Govt and Private bus services are available.

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