These Are the Top 5 Destinations You Must Visit This Winter | HolidayIQ Blog

These Are the Top 5 Destinations You Must Visit This Winter

These Are the Top 5 Destinations You Must Visit This Winter Wikimedia Commons

This article is written by Nilabh Ranjan, one of the top travellers of our country. As a part of the #ByInvitation programme, we had invited him to write a blog sharing his expert guidance.

Author Bio- An avid traveler, explorer, and photographer; my interests lie in adventure travel and discovering new places. I value the need to respect nature and give back to the local environment during my travel. With a keen eye for travel details, I always scout for new and unexplored places and document my travel experience on my award winning blog TravelEscape.

Winter is knocking at the door and it’s time to experience the chilly and cozy nights at the leading destinations of India. It is also a wedding season, so the newlyweds can consider the following destinations for their honeymoon. 

These Are the Top 5 Destinations You Must Visit This Winter:

  1. Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Goa
  4. Himachal Pradesh
  5. Uttarakhand

Day 1. Kashmir is heaven on earth

Kashmir is heaven on earth
Click to know more
source: Pixabay - studiopratisaad0

Kashmir is a popular tourist attraction famous for its lush valleys, the Dal Lake, and it's picturesque landscape. The combination of snow-capped mountains and the rich valleys in winter makes Kashmir the top honeymoon and winter holiday destinations in India. Also, it is famous for these fruits like apples, cherries and walnuts. Some of the most popular destinations in Kashmir are Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Srinagar, and Sonamarg.

Top things to do in Kashmir: The shikara ride, skiing in Gulmarg, white water river rafting, horse ride in Pahalgam.



Wikimedia Commons

How to Reach:

By Road - National Highway 1A connects the Kashmir to various cities of India.

By Train - Take a Train to Jammu railway station, then you can easily hire a taxi to Kashmir.

By Flight - Fly to Srinagar International Airport, then hire a Cab/Taxi to Kashmir.

Day 2. Rajasthan is best during winter

Rajasthan is best during winter
Click to explore
source: Pixabay - Rhiannon

One of the warmest places in India becomes one of the most visited sites in India in winter. So, visit Rajasthan which is also known as The Land of Maharajas. The state experiences cold climatic conditions during the winter months. Rajasthan includes major tourist places such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Ranthambore. Indulge yourself in the history and get mesmerized by the beauty of forts, deserts, inspiring palaces, the famous Rajasthani hospitality, and colorful attire at the vibrant state of Rajasthan.

In conclusion, explore some of the best heritage hotels in Rajasthan which have the finest architectural structure.

Top things to do in Rajasthan: Visit ancient temples, inspiring palaces and forts, attend fairs like Pushkar fair, enjoy a camel ride, explore wildlife in Ranthambore and air ballooning in Jaipur.



Pixabay - jpeter2

How to Reach:

By Road- Rajasthan is well connected to the other states of India with 4-Lane National Highways, leading you to Rajasthan.

By Train- Jaipur is well connected to almost every part of India through the means of Indian Railways

By Flight- Jaipur Airport is a major international airport, Udaipur and Jodhpur are other two major airports.

Day 3. Goa is the party capital of India

Goa is the party capital of India
Click to discover
source: pixabay - belyakovacat

Goa's cosmopolitan culture, sun-kissed beaches, vibrant nightlife, seafood, and beach parties make it one of the best destinations for a fun-filled trip. The happy state of India is one of the best places to spend the winter, esp the Sunburn Festival. Since the wedding season is also approaching, this is the time when newlyweds visit Goa for honeymoon and fun. It is a place where you can just say, "WOW JUST TAKE MY MONEY." Also, you can visit some of the best casinos like Casino Pride and Deltin Royale.

Top things to do in Goa: Indulge in water sports, seafood, river rafting, scuba diving at Grande Island, Dolphin Ride.



wikimedia.org

How to reach:

By Road- Goa has four national highways which connect Goa to Mumbai, Bangalore.

By Train- Goa has two major railway stations at Vasco and Madgaon.

By Flight- Dabolim International Airport is situated at approx 30 Kms from Panaji.

Day 4. Himachal Pradesh is for the snow seekers

Himachal Pradesh is for the snow seekers
Click for more
source: Pixabay - 65shutosh

Winter season is the perfect time for honeymoon couples to enjoy the heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh. Also, adventure seekers can enjoy the sports like paragliding and river rafting. Rohtang Pass is the perfect place to see heavy snowfall with a good road trip. Some of the most popular destinations in Himachal Pradesh are Shimla, Kufri, Kullu-Manali, and Dharamshala, etc.

Top things to do:  Paragliding, skiing in Solang Valley, mountaineering and rock climbing, river rafting in Manali, camping, walk to Mall Road in Shimla.



wikimedia.org

How to reach:

By Road- Himachal Pradesh has three national highways which connect Himachal to various cities of a country.

By Train- Kalka (90km away) is the nearest railway station to reach Himachal Pradesh.

By Flight- There are three main airports in Himachal Pradesh at Jabbarhatti near Shimla, Gaggal near Kangra and Bhuntar near Kullu.

376

Day 5. Uttarakhand is all about snow and spiritual experience

Uttarakhand is all about snow and spiritual experience
Find out more
source: pixabay - hemusajwan

Uttarakhand is also known as the Devbhoomi of India. It is famous for its spiritual trails, nature, and adventure sports. And those seeking adventure must try river rafting in Rishikesh and skiing at Auli. Some of the most popular destinations in the land of God are Nainital, Kausani, Haridwar, Dehradun, and Auli among others. Do not miss Asia’s longest cable car ride at Auli.

Top Things to do: Skiing in Auli, river rafting and bungee jumping in Rishikesh, Kuari pass trekking, enjoy wildlife in Jim Corbett National Park, visit ancient temples like Kedarnath and Badrinath.



wikimedia.org

How to reach:

By Road- It’s easy to reach Uttarakhand via Road which connects Uttarakhand to various cities of the country.

By Train- There are few major cities with railway stations like Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Nainital.

By Flight- There are two domestic airports in Uttarakhand which includes the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and Pantnagar Airport near Nainital.


Check out Nilabh's Facebook profile here

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

Blog for us! Write in to editor@holidayiq.com

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!