The Best Places In India To Visit During Winter


A vast stretch of diverse topography characterizes the Indian subcontinent, and when the temperature drops, there is no scarcity of places to explore in this South Asian country. A blanket of glistening white snow enhances many areas in India during the winter, while many more boast a combination of warm and fresh weather with moderate sunshine. Here is our top picks of places to visit in Joker 96 India this winter season.


If during winters (December-February) you find yourself down south, head straight for ‘God’s Own Country’. Kerala is one of India’s most popular destinations, famous for Ayurvedic spas, backwaters, beaches, mountains, greenery, tea and spice plantations, flora and fauna diversity, traditional culture and cuisine. If you love nature and wildlife, head to one of the many national parks, such as Silent Valley National Park, Eravikulam National Park, or Periyar National Park. For people who want an adrenaline rush, try surfing at Kovalam and Varkala beaches, paragliding at Vagamon, boating in the backwaters of Kerala or trekking at Chembra Hill, Anamudi or Dhoni hills.

Kohima, Nagaland

Kohima, Nagaland

The winter highlight of Kohima is the Hornbill festival, dubbed as one of India’s largest festivals held in December. This festival, sees local tribes coming together and showcasing their culture and tradition through folk dance, rituals, songs and other performances. In addition to sightseeing options such as the Zoological Park, Nagaland State Museum, World War II Cemetery and the Catholic Cathedral, you can also trek to Dzukou Valley.


The best possible time to visit the ‘Land of Maharajas’ and experience its traditional culture is winter. The must-see places in Rajasthan are the blue city of Jodhpur, the city of lakes Udaipur, the golden town of Jaisalmer, the pink city of Jaipur, the holy city of Ajmer and the city of Boaris – Bundi.

Shillong, Meghalaya

The capital city of Meghalaya is a picturesque hill station in full bloom. It is a spectacular place to visit in winter, filled with ancient boulders, stunning waterfalls, rivers, dense forests, ancient culture and heritage. In addition to city sights such as the Shillong Peak, Umaim Lake, Don Don Bosco Museum and Elephant falls, you can also spend time in nearby places like Asia’s cleanest village – Mawylnnong or go trekking at David Scott Trail.

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital, Uttarakhand

As the winter sets in, if you’re in the chilly stretches of Uttarakhand, then head towards Nainital, a place blessed with abundant lakes and beauty. It gets cold in winter, surrounded by ranges from the Himalayas, but it’s also hypnotic. You can admire the snow-laden Himalayan mountains from the Snow Viewpoint, go lake hopping, go shopping at mall road or spend time in the zoo with exotic birds and animals.


In terms of things to do and see throughout the year, the smallest state of India packs a punch, but winter is the most incredible time to experience it all. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy water sports, and party people can enjoy music and drinks at beach parties or nightclubs. Winter in Goa marks the season of exciting festivals such as the Goa Carnival, Goa Film Festival, Sunburn Music Festival, Christmas and New Year parties as thrilling as ever.

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