Top 20 Winter Destinations In India That Will Get You Stoked

A vacation in winter could mean skiing amidst snow-covered valleys or splashing around an exotic beach. There are many spots in India which get better in this season, whether you’re talking about weather or festivities. Here’s a list of 20 top winter destinations in India, telling you why you must pick the said place!

1. Rann of Kutch


The white sand desert of Kutch often looks surreal, but the best time to visit this place is during winter season, when Gujarat Tourism organizes Rann Utsav.


2. Nagaland


Even though Nagaland can be visited anytime during the year, but during the winter season, it hosts the much-awaited Hornbill Rock Festival.


3. Udaipur


The City of Lakes, Udaipur is a beautiful destination in Rajasthan. During the winter season, Udaipur experiences pleasant weather conditions, making it one of best winter destinations in India.


4. Jaipur


The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is otherwise hot all year round. Winter happen to be the best time to visit the Pink City, so you can visit top attractions of Jaipur, and indulge in activities comfortably.


5. Jaisalmer


Jaisalmer is also called the Golden City, and is located in the Thar Desert. Hence, winter is very pleasant in this World Heritage Site.


6. Jodhpur


Jodhpur’s Blue Landscape is dominated by the sprawling Mehrangarh Fort. However, though this city is usually hot, a visit during Winter season in this town is always the best choice.


7. Shimla


Shimla turns into a white heaven during the winter season, as it gets carpeted with snow. Being a colonial town, Christmas is celebrated here with all the zeal.


8. Manali


Manali is among the top winter destinations in India, as one gets to enjoy snow and snow activities like skiing and ice skating.


9. Kashmir


The Paradise on Earth, Kashmir during this season gets its charm elevated with snow all around. This destination, being an year-round destination, is featured in many India tour packages. The white valleys make perfect backdrop for pictures which you will cherish all your life.


10. Rishikesh


Rishikesh is the Adventure Capital of India. During the winter season, this town experiences pleasant weather conditions which allows travelers to indulge in activities, like trekking and bungee jumping, comfortably.


11. Delhi


Lot much has always been talked about the winters of Delhi. Though this city doesn’t experience snowfall, but the temperature-drop is dramatic and pleasing for those who love winters!


12. Agra


The Taj Mahal in Agra, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The summers are too hot for a visit to this marvel, hence it is an ideal winter destination of the country.


13. Auli


Regarded among India’s top skiing destinations, there is never a better time to visit Auli than winters, when it is covered affluently with snow. This is a great destination to try snow sports, whether you’re a beginner or an expert.


14. Mount Abu


The only hill-station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu organizes the famous Winter Festival during this time. The festival celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan and goes on for three days.


15. Alleppey


One of Kerala’s best backwater destinations, Alleppey experiences favorable weather conditions during this time, with temperatures ranging between 17 and 32 degrees celsius.


16. Kovalam

Image source:


One of Kerala’s top beach destinations, Kovalam allures with its iconic lighthouse. If you’re visiting this paradise in winters, you’ll have the best of beach times during your vacation.


17. Munnar


The velvety grasslands get cozier during the winter days. This is the best time to visit Munnar, and enjoy favorable weather.


18. Goa


Goa is ‘the’ beach destination of the country, and it gets more happening in winters. The weather stays moderate and the arrangement of many festivals and carnivals like Goa Carnival adds further fun to your vacation.


19. Hampi


The otherwise hot Hampi’s ruggedness gets more pleasing when the weather is pleasant. You get to indulge in sightseeing more easily, if you visit this paradise in winters.


20. Gokarna

Image source:


Goa’s serene alternative Gokarna starts experiencing favorable climate with the start of October, hence winter is the best time you could be here!