7 Great Spots to Enjoy Winters in India | HolidayIQ Blog

7 Great Spots to Enjoy Winters in India

7 Great Spots to Enjoy Winters in India pixabay - Pexels

Winter is so many things. It’s cold yet beautiful, it’s stark yet breathtaking and it can be harsh yet enticing. If you want to witness these cold months in all their glory let us tell you where to go and what to pack! If you’re stressing about where to get all your travel essentials, we suggest eBay.in, your one stop shop.

7 Great Spots to Enjoy Winters in India:

  1. Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. West Bengal
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Maharashtra
  5. Uttarakhand
  6. Himachal Pradesh
  7. Rajasthan

1. Srinagar

Click to know more
source: wikimedia.org

"Enjoy the tranquil and serene beauty of Srinagar during winters," shares HolidayIQ reviewer Nur Khalisaah. She adds, “Though most trees are bare, one can't help but marvel at the beauty of the Dal Lake and its surroundings. You can even shop while travelling on the shikhara because they have mobile 'bazaar' on their shikara. Laze about in the houseboat while sipping the Kashmiri tea.”

Is there a better time to read a book than while cruising across the placid Nagin Lake? We don’t think so! Pack an eBook reader at a good price from eBay.in, delivered just in time for your travel.

Where to stay: Set the tone for a memorable sojourn by booking a stay at the WelcomHeritage Gurkha houseboats. “The apartment beautiful, the alignment delectable, and the area serene. The area in the Nageen Lake offers calm and bashful ambience clashing the Dal Lakeshares HolidayIQ reviewer Gaurav Kumar.

What to see:

Mughal Garden


Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

2. Darjeeling

Click to explore
source: Pixabay

Darjeeling is heaven on earth and it is the queen of hills in a true sense. The beauty and the serenity are so enchanting. The weather, the views, the mountains, the waterfalls, the lush green tea gardens are still captured in my eyes. Can't resist the temptation to visit every year.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Asattar Akbany.

Relive your childhood fantasies by taking the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. The beautiful sceneries that will cross your path will keep you busy clicking pictures worth a million stories! Need a camera? Think eBay India for the original top brands!

Where to stay: Wake up to the chirping birds, beautiful green views and nippy mountain air at the Mayfair Hill Resort. “The hotel is at the most beautiful boulevard road. A perfect home stays away from your home. Truly hospitality with all basic amenities, clean rooms and washrooms and Wi-Fi is an added advantage.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Talib Jamal.

What to see:

Ghoom monastery

Singalila National Park

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

3. Ooty

Click to discover
source: wikimedia.org

“The hill station is quite enchanting with beautiful valley views and clouds covering the mountains. Tea gardens are a treat to watch and the gardens are very beautiful, clean and well maintained.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Singh.

If you’re planning on trekking up to the Doddabetta peak, don’t forget to carry a pair of sports shoes for an easy trek. It’s never too late to shop on eBay India to get them delivered at your doorstep!

Where to stay: With stepped rooms on a hill overlooking valley views, Sagar Holiday resort is the best place to stay in Ooty. “All the rooms open to endless clouds and greenery and a superb view of life downhill. The room has a huge balcony and comes with all the frills that you expect from a hotel- blankets, room service, travel kits.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Ruby Viju.

What to see:

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Emerald Lake

Doddabetta Peak

4. Panchgani

Click for more
source: goodfreephotos.com

Panchgani is very laid back and a peaceful place. Go for walks in small lanes and bylanes. The place is beautiful with many silver oak trees. I would say, Panchgani is as ideal place to escape from the stressed-out city life.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Sonali

The fresh air of Panchgani will prompt you to strap on your shoe laces and plug in those headphones to go on the most amazing jog you’ve ever been on. Check out eBay India for a wide range of headphones.

Where to stay: Located in the heart of Panchgani, Mount View Heritage hotel has a colonial style of architecture with a beautiful landscape and a spectacular view of the Krishna River Valley. “The hotel location was superb. Our holiday experience was amazing, due to the comfortable stay in mount view, tasty food and amazing scenery which we could enjoy from the balcony of our rooms.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Priyanka Sharma.

What to see:

Kate’s point

Mapro Farms

Kamalgad Fort


5. Auli

Find out more
source: wikimedia.org

“Far beyond feeling the vastness, the snowy warmth and the green carpet welcome that the Himalayas encompasses you with. Auli is a place to feel mesmerised and enjoy nature's absolute charisma” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Aparajita Ray.

Auli is the skiing capital of India and the temperature can drop as low as 4? in daytime. Carry your winter wear to keep yourself warm. The sun can be bright, even in winters. Get some sunscreen and sunglasses from eBay India, which will be delivered just in time for your adventure!

Where to stay: Cliff Top Club resort is the second highest in the world, “If you are looking for a tranquil company of snowy Himalayas, there is no place like Clifftop Club Resort in Uttaranchal!” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Divakar N.

What to see:

Gurso Bugyal


Chenab lake

6. Dharamshala

Click to discover
source: wikimedia.org

“If mountains are your love, Dharamshala has to be your more intimate lover. Scenic views of Dhauladhar ranges, the lovely Dal lake, Kangra fort, snow capped hilltops and presence of Dalai Lama makes up for a perfect mix of frolic and spirituality.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Mahesh Suthar.

Taking care of your skin is all the more important, especially when you’re staying 6,831 feet above sea level. eBay India will help you stay groomed on your long vacations with the best of personal care devices and skin care range.

Where to stay: If you plan on exploring all the sights of Dharamshala, then the Snow Hermitage Resort should be your choice. “The hotel is located about 4km away from the main city which provides a calm and peaceful environment. Great view of the snow peaked mountains right from the room.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Vijay Sandhu.

What to see:

Kangra fort


Tsuglag Khang

7. Jaisalmer

Find out more
source: wikimedia.org

“It is a great place to visit in winters,” says HolidayIQ reviewer Ananya Kar. She adds, “The best thing about the town is the colour. Every hotel, restaurants, house, shops build up with yellow stone. You should watch the sunrise and sunset at the desert.”

The gorgeous architecture and sepia day tone is every photographer’s heaven. A DSLR with lens is what you must definitely carry on your trip to Jaisalmer. Looking for a good deal? Go on eBay.in!

Where to stay: Gorbandh Palace is ideally located in the heart of the sand nation with spectacular views of the Jaisalmer fort and is well-connected to the famous Sam sand dunes. “The property is new and modern hotel construction, huge, with a "Heritage/ Rajasthani/ Jaisalmer" look, well constructed, excellent and nice.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Ravindra Mohan.

What to see:

Jaisalmer fort

Bada Bagh

Patwon Ki Haveli

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

Blog for us! Write in to [email protected]

Get Free Travel Guide for your upcoming Holiday

Photos & Video Reviews
Great Deals from Partners
Travel Itineraries
When to Visit

Get the HolidayIQ Traveller's Guide to & start planning now!

With the best attractions, traveller reviews, hotels, packages and lots more…

Login via Facebook to get your free travel guide to
or register with email ID
  • +356
HolidayIQ travellers used this guide to plan their trip!

Get the HolidayIQ Traveller's Guide to & plan your holiday now!

With the best attractions, traveller reviews, hotels, packages and lots more…

Login via Facebook to get your free travel guide to
  • +356
HolidayIQ travellers used this guide to plan their trip!