With monsoons leaving behind cooler winds and clear skies and the snow waiting to cover many parts of the earth in a white blanket, November and December are certainly favourable months for travelling. This is the time of the year when you can enjoy that perfect tan, cooler sands, playful winds, and some grandest of festivals.
Bored of going to those conventional holiday destinations? Plan a trip to the North East this winters. Kohima in Nagaland hosts the famous Hornbill Festival and witnesses a huge influx of tourists from across the globe.
Temperature: 23° to 30°C
Interesting Fact: 80% of the Nagas are agriculturists.
Famous for its unrivaled serenity and pristine natural beauty, Diu is one the most popular weekend getaways for nature lovers. The white, secluded beaches are quite inviting and offer a plethora of opportunities for the adventure enthusiasts. You can also indulge in many fun activities when in Diu.
Temperature: 23° to 30°C
Interesting Fact: Diu’s culture is an amalgamation of traditional Gujarati and Maharashtrian culture with some traces of Portuguese customs.
White Desert (Rann of Kutch)
As the summers in Kutch are hot and humid, the best time to visit the place is during the winter months when the entire region transforms into a centre of festivity and celebrations. Rann Mahotsav is organised here every year and offers the experience of a lifetime. So, book your tickets now and run to Rann.
Temperature: 18° to 23°C
Interesting Fact: It is one of the largest salt deserts in the world.
Always dreamt of travelling to a destination with snow-covered mountains and peaceful environs with a dash of adventure? If yes, then Auli should definitely be on the top of the list. It also offers opportunities for a number of winter sports and is the most famous skiing destination of the country.
Temperature: 5° to 17°C
Interesting Fact: It is one of the best ski resorts in the whole world.
Festival: National Winter Games (February and March)
Located in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer means the ‘Hill Fort of Jaisal’. All thanks to the yellow sandstones that brighten up the “Golden City”, this beautiful destination is a perfect place to visit this winter.
Temperature: 16° to 25°C
Interesting Fact: Recently declared as World Heritage Site, The Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest desert forts in the world. The most amazing part is that you can stay inside the fort!
Activity: Desert camping
Breathtaking natural beauty, mesmerising towering hills, and unparalleled landscapes are what Tawang is made of. Hailed as one of the most famous tourist destinations of Arunachal Pradesh, this place must be explored in the upcoming months.
Temperature: 18° to 24°C
Interesting Fact: India’s largest Buddhist monastery is at Tawang.
So what are you waiting for? Add these amazing places in your winter travel bucket list and embark on a pleasant journey this winter! Happy travels!