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If You Are Not A Winter Person, Places For You That Will Remain Warm During Winter

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HolidayIQ Travellers describe what it feels like to be at these gorgeous destinations in India.

If You Are Not A Winter Person, Places For You That Will Remain Warm During Winter:

  1. Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)
  2. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  4. Gaya (Bihar)
  5. Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
  6. Kerala
  7. Hampi (Karnataka)
  8. Lakshadweep
  9. Kovalam (Kerala)

1. Khajuraho - The Land Of Karmic History

Khajuraho - The Land Of Karmic Historysource: f9photos.com

The word Khajuraho is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘kharjur’ which means ‘date palms’. Today, Khajuraho is known all over the world for its temples, which belong to the medieval Hindu and Jain period. It lies in the central Deccan plateau of India that is warm throughout the year. Thus, making it an apt destination to visit in Winter.

HolidayIQ Traveller Aarav Tiwari shares, “The great temple of India, we never seen this kind of carvings before. We would like to visit again when we have time. Went there with my family. It was an excellent trip. Some of the temples are UNESCO heritage sites and very well-maintained. Not very far from New Delhi. Direct train is there from Delhi and it takes few hours. Must visit place. The architecture on the temples wall was excellent. Not very costly place. Hotels are available easily at very cheap price.”

2. Lucknow - Treat Your Tastebuds

Lucknow - Treat Your Tastebudssource: dnaindia.com

The highest temperature of Lucknow recorded last year was almost 45 degree celsius. Pretty hot, eh? Well, although it doesn’t remain so hot throughout the year, it’s a perfect destination for cold haters. Your taste buds will thank you for taking them to Lucknow.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ranit Kalita shares, “Lucknow is a nice place to visit. It offers awesome tundey kababs and chaat items to eat. The places to visit are surplus. Several parks- nimbu park, hathi park, buddha park and a new one Ambedkar. Based on my experience here, I would say one should visit here purely for the best Culinary & Shopping experiences. It is a City of Cuisines and Costumes.”

3. Varanasi - The Oldest Inhabited Land In India

Varanasi - The Oldest Inhabited Land In Indiasource: tourism-spot.com

The oldest settlement in India by the River Ganges is not so warm during the nights but, it’s amazing during the day. The small mystical lanes and really old architecture will keep you engaged, away from the cold.

HolidayIQ Traveller Pankaj Kumar shares, "A place with a mystical charm. This place always gives me unexplainable feelings. I have never been able to decode the hidden mystery of the place but for sure the feeling is positive. It has a mystical charm, a divine spirit This trip is very good. There are all type of facility. There food is very testy. There atmosphere is very good for us. My kids were also very happy to see Ganga River. This holy river is very clean.”

4. Gaya - Land Of Chants

Gaya - Land Of Chantssource: gaya.bih.nic.in

The land where Buddhism originated will keep you warm not only because of its weather but also, with its interesting history and beautiful architecture. Don’t miss visiting the tree where Buddha meditated. It’ll take you back in time.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rahul Sharma shares, “If you have values of peace and knowledge in your Life then visiting gaya should be must in your priority list. What can make you more happy than walking on Land where Gautam Buddha Got his knowledge. The Mahabodhi Temple is Dynamic. There is also many Hinduism Spiritual Sight of Attraction like Vishnupad Temple. Bela Kaali Mandir and many more. Must visit The Energetic Samadhi Resort.”

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5. Bhubaneshwar - The Best Of The East

Bhubaneshwar - The Best Of The Eastsource: Wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Raghu Vamsi shares, “Probably the best city in East India to Visit, with his recreation point of view and for its heritage in and around. The city is very well planned in terms of infra in major areas, a good place for food and other recreational activities. In the City:
1. Khandagiri and Udaya Giri Caves a very old caves filled with long tailed monkey harmless only expecting food from visitors.
2. A must watch Nandankanan zoological park fun pack entertainment for kids.
3. Lingaraja Temple - in this temple one can see N number of Shiva Lings, exact figure is not known, but people say that this place Bhubaneswar is short of few shiva lings else it also would have been called Kaasi(if it would have bagged 1 crore shivlings).
4. Dhauli - a Buddhist architecture idols.
5. Konark Temple - Another Kalinga architecture genius creativity.
6. Deras DAM
7. Most famous temple of Lord Jagannath in Puri, which is just 3 hrs distance from the City.
Throughout the year the climate is humid due to sea, even the best time to visit is winter.”

6. Kerala Backwaters - Straight From Heaven

Kerala Backwaters - Straight From Heavensource: treklocations.in

This place offers perfect weather during winters. Just like it would be in heaven. The landscapes and the greenery will not let you leave this place. It’s simply beautiful.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sriman Abhimanyu shares, “Alleppey in Kerala must be the Capital of Heaven. It was such an awesome place to visit and such amazing scenery with green fields all around and huge coconut trees. The food, especially savouries like Pazham Pori ( Banana Fritters ), Chakka Varuthathu ( Jackfruit Chips ), Neimeen Porichathu ( Seer Fish Fry ) were awesome to taste. Please try to taste the dishes made from coconut oil and especially, the traditional Kerala Hand Pound Rice with Sambar.”

7. Hampi - Regal Ruins

Hampi - Regal Ruinssource: mouthshut.com

The most ideal destination in winters? Hampi it is! Besides the interesting mythical story this place holds, the architecture and the weather of this place will keep you engaged for a long time.

HolidayIQ Traveller Jyoti Sharma shares, “The colour of this place is sepia with patches of greenery around. Coconut trees, banana fields and mango trees add to the drama. The undeveloped landscape is covered with natural boulders perched upon one another defying the laws of gravity. It feels as if they are romancing in unique positions. It is one of the most unique sites one could ever experience in India. And the best part is, it always leaves you wondering about the story behind each boulder. These boulders are living witness of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire of the 13th century. I am awe-inspired and in love with this place.”

8. Lakshadweep

Lakshadweepsource: mouthshut.com

The climate here is humid, warm and pleasent during this time of the year. This is the best season to visit the islands in the Indian Ocean that offer activities like bird watching, scuba diving and snorkelling. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Devashish Tripathi shares, "Lakshadweep, an archipelago like none other. Beautiful, tranquil and calm turquoise waters. Amazing view of Corals and Scuba diving and snorkelling traverses you to a new world, the amazingly beautiful Aquatic life, all simply mesmerising. Places to visit - mainly the beaches at Kavaratti, Agatti and Bangaram, the ones which I visited. In addition one can have a birds eye view of the island of Kavaratti from the lighthouse after an ardours climb up the stairs."

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9. Kovalam - Nothing But Relaxing

Kovalam - Nothing But Relaxingsource: aureoholidays.com

Avoid going here in summers for you'll melt away. Winters? The most perfect places to be in! 

HolidayIQ Traveller Deepti Otagiri shares, "Kovalam is beautiful and one of the untouched beaches, that's one thing which I liked. Its calm and not crowded. Clean beach. Perfect place for those who like to spend weekend on beaches. There are various other places for tourists like temples, museum and aquarium, it has different varieties of fishes, well maintained.
The local Kerala food options are very less, mostly food is continental and North-Indian. There is one good Punjabi restaurant, but poor management."

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