Winter is the best season to be in India. Since the rest of the year is hot in almost all parts of the country, winter comes as a savior providing a welcome respite from the scorching wrath of the sun. From beaches to hill stations, several tourist spots in India put their best foot forward during winter. Not only do they look absolutely stunning, they also offer a host of activities that are best enjoyed during the winter months. (ALSO SEE Best Winter Holiday Destinations near Mumbai for 2017) So, if you are in India during winter, here are 5 things that you absolutely must do.
Desert safari and night under the stars in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer desert safari
Winter is the best time to visit Rajasthan. It is when you can enjoy the magnificent forts, lakes and palaces of the state without getting exhausted. But the best thing to do here during winter is take a camel safari in the desert and spend the cold night under the stars in the middle of the desert with your loved one. Khuri, located around 50 km from Jaisalmer, is one of the best places to do this.
Heritage Walk in Mumbai
Mumbai is quite hot for most part of the year except for the months of December and January. This is the best time to take long heritage walks in south Mumbai and explore the lovely colonial architecture of the city.
Skiing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg
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Gulmarg is known to be Asia’s prime ski destinations. With majestic white ski slopes that stretch into infinity, Gulmarg is a delight for adventure lovers. You can also enjoy breathtaking views from the Gulmarg cable car, the highest in the world.
Dayara Bugyal Snow trek in Uttarakhand
Dayara Bugyal in Uttarakhand: Dilip Merala
Uttarakhand is full of marvellous winter spots which get covered in snow during winter. Taking a snow trek to one of the amazing destinations is an experience of a lifetime. Dayara Bugyal is one such destination that makes for a marvellous winter snow trek.
Boat ride in the backwaters of Alleppey
Houseboat in Alleppey
Kerala is one of the cleanest, greenest and most spectacular places to visit in India. During winter, you can explore most interiors of the state without having to battle the scorching heat of the sun. The calm and serene backwaters of Alleppey are a must-visit here and the best way to explore the area is on a boat.
So there you have it! This winter, go ahead and knock off these things from your bucket list. You are sure to gain experiences and memories for a lifetime.