Best Places to visit in India during Winters

There is no shortage of locations to explore in India when the temperature drops. The country is distinguished by a broad expanse of diverse landscapes. A blanket of glittering white snow enhances several places in India throughout the winter. At the same time, you can also enjoy a mix of pleasant and fresh weather accompanied by warm sunshine.

So what’s making you wait? Log in to your favorite travel booking portal, plan your trip and go see what India has in store for you this winter.

Auli, Uttarakhand

If you travel to Auli during the winter season, you can participate in adventure sports like skiing and snowboarding. Auli is a great place to visit if you enjoy snow-capped mountains and an adrenaline rush. Winters are the best time to visit Auli since you can participate in various activities and sample Garhwali cuisine. Mana Parwat, Nar Parbat, and Mt Nanda Devi can all be seen from here. You can also take a dip in Chattrakund’s serene water at Kwani Bugyal and touch the never-touched Himalayas.

Dehradun and Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

The tree-covered valleys and hills of Mussoorie and Dehradun have attracted various travelers since ancient times. Mussoorie was nicknamed “The Queen of Hill Stations” by the British, owing to its picturesque views. Hikers like to visit the hills of Mussoorie and Dehradun, which are only 33 kilometers apart. Various British-era institutions, churches, and vacation palaces can also be found in the hill stations of Dehradun and Mussoorie. The best time to visit Mussoorie and Dehradun is from December to February when there is plenty of snow and the landscape looks bewitching.

Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Thousands of travelers flock to the world’s largest salt desert, the Rann of Kutch, every winter to see the white expanse of peaceful salt sand beneath the full moon — a magnificent sight! The Rann of Kutch is proud of its local culture and heritage and celebrates it with a festival known as Rann Utsav. It takes place every winter (November to February). This event has something for everyone, from traditional cuisine, shopping, folk dances, and cultural performances to art, handicrafts, stargazing, desert safaris, and a variety of other activities.

Gulmarg and Sonamarg, Jammu & Kashmir

Gulmarg is magnificent all year, but when the town is blanketed in white in winters, it takes on new hues. It becomes a skiing arena in the winter with its lofty snow-covered peaks, frozen lakes, ice-glazed trees, and white-blanketed scenery. Skiing, snowboarding, and trekking are just a few of the snowy activities available. By cable car, you can get a panoramic picture of this winter beauty. Once you’ve had your fill of Gulmarg, Sonamarg, a winter wonderland that is blanketed in snow from November to April, is only a two-hour journey away. With snow carpets, frozen lakes, and the Thajiwas Glacier, it’s the ideal spot for winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and sled rides.


This smallest state in India has a lot to offer in terms of things to see and do all year, but winter is the best time to experience it all. Water sports enthusiasts can participate in a range of activities. Partygoers can attend beach parties or nightclubs brimming with music, drinks, and buzzing people. Those who want to catch some rays can do so on various beaches and islands. Winter in Goa brings with it a slew of exciting festivities, including the Goa Carnival, Goa Film Festival, Sunburn music festival, Christmas and New Year parties, making it as appealing as ever.

Shillong, Meghalaya

This lovely hill station and Meghalaya’s capital city is in full bloom during winters. It is a beautiful area to visit in the winter, with old megaliths, gorgeous waterfalls, lakes, lush forests, and ancient culture and legacy. You can visit surrounding sites like Asia’s cleanest village – Mawlynnong, go trekking on David Scott Trail or go angling at Dawki in addition to city highlights like Laitlum Canyons Shillong Peak, Don Bosco Museum, Umaim Lake, and Elephant Falls.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is a small town nestled in the eastern Himalayan foothills. Its 400-year-old monastery is well-known. This monastery is one of India’s most significant Buddhist monasteries and a popular pilgrimage destination for Buddhists. The sixth Dalai Lama was born in this monastery. ‘Golden Namgyal Lhatse’ is another name for Tawang Monastery. This monastery is a veritable encyclopedia of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tawang is one of India’s best winter resorts. Here you can learn about both the historical and natural gifts.