Coming to the year end, people begin looking for best winter holiday destinations to travel with their loved ones. From the travel point of view, winter is the most specific time of the year when one can fully experience the pureness and magic of snow.

Winters are generally an opportunity to cuddle up with a decent book before a chimney, enjoying a hot cup of tea in the bed each morning, and lazy evenings. It is additionally the season of celebrations and a vibe of a good soul. This also makes for a good time to go on a getaway with your family, friends, or even by yourself.

Many fairs & festivals are lined up to be organized in the winter months in India. People not only locals but also international tourists visit these amazing places and gain a wonderful experience in India. Here are some winter holiday destinations in India to make your vacations memorable and giving you a long-lasting memory.

1. Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli uttarakhand

Known as the Skiing paradise of the country, Auli in Uttarakhand has to be the best places to visit in winter in India for numerous interesting adventurous such as Jungle Safari, beautiful elephant rides & Tiger spotting at the oldest national park of the country.

In addition to skiing, one can also get engaged in various other mind-blowing activities, which include chair car ride, bungee jumping, snowfall view, & trekking during their visit to Auli in winters.

Tourist attractions:  Auli Ropeway, Auli Artificial Lake, Gorson Bugyal, Chattrakund, Kwani Bugyal, Joshimath, Chenab Lake, Narsingh Temple etc.

2. Chennai


Chennai, is one of the four metropolitan urban cities in India & the capital of Tamil Nadu.

Various beautiful masterpieces like the British Fort St. George, the train stations of Egmore and Central, Nungambakkam, Alwarpet, T.Nagar, and Velachery, etc. are worth seeing. Moreover, enjoy a break at the beautiful Marina Beach.

Tourists coming here can appreciate shopping, eating, drinking, exploring, or blending with the local people who remain excessively excited about their city. Winter season is preferred over any other season for a campaign to the city. With its unique harmony in the chaos, the city will discover a place in every heart.

The Chennai city with picturesque beaches is thus reminiscent of Dravidian culture!

Tourist attractions: Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Guindy National Park, St. Thomas Mount, and more.

3. Himachal Pradesh

himachal pradesh

Famous for its Himalayan landscapes and popular hill-stations, the exotic land of hills, Himachal Pradesh is also known as Queen City of Hills & Hinterlands!

One can fully enjoy different outdoor activities ranging from Ice-skating, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Mountain Biking, and Heli-skiing are some of the popular tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh.

Tourist attractions: Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Manikaran, Naggar Castle, Old Manali, Narkanda, Khajjiar, Prashar Lake, Kullu Manali, Shimla, Kasauli, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Malana, Bir Biling, and many more.

4. Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

Town on Pamban Island, Rameshwaram in south-eastern India is famous for temples & grandeurs. Worldwide known for several Hindu pilgrimage sites like Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram temple, Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir, and many more, the place is significant for many Hindus as a pilgrimage center as, without a pilgrimage to Rameshwaram, the journey remains incomplete.

As it is well said in this place, Lord Rama made a ‘lingam’ to worship Lord Shiva to defeat Ravana. Rameshwaram is the place which is most commonly dedicated to Lord Shiva, where the Shiva is worshipped as Jyotirlinga and is also among the 12 Jyotirlingas. Rameshwaram is the holy place where thousands of tourists come from all over the country & abroad as well.

Tourist attractions: Ramanathaswamy Temple. Dhanushkodi Temple, 5- faced Hanuman Temple, Water Bird Sanctuary, Jada Tirtham, Jatayu Tirtham Temple, Lakshmana Tirtham, Ariyaman Beach, Adam’s Bridge and lot more.

5. Pondicherry


Whenever you can’t go to France, don’t worry ever. Visit the French colony of India, Puducherry in winters as the weather here in cold seasons is pleasant & cool. Because of its religious significance, it is a must worthy place of being visited in the winter vacations.

Cold season is considered an ideal time for enjoying various beach activities in the most stunning beaches, sightseeing, water sports, wide highways, French colonial buildings, and numerous others. So, if anyone is looking for peace and tranquility, then surely Pondicherry can be the best holiday destination in India in the South. The marvelous place receives thousands of its tourists during the time of winter due to its pleasance, sereneness & quite a wonderful environment.

Tourist attractions:

Pondicherry Museum, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Promenade, Scuba diving, beautiful beaches, Raj Niwas, Botanical Garden, local streets, etc.

6. Shillong


The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong, is home to several waterfalls because of its geographical location. High mountain peaks, fine crystal clear lakes, breathtaking green views of the city with beautiful golf courses, various interesting museums & zoos are the true key factors of why one should visit here.

The place lies in the easternmost part of India is ideally famous for couples & also for family travelers who are looking for a simple yet attractive holiday winter destination in India. There is a rich artificial lake, Ward’s Lake, where boating is famous during winters. Numerous festivals like the Tura winter festival, Pinjera festival, Tysim festival, and others are also organized in December.

One can enjoy a natural golf course there as there aren’t many in Asia. Almost, the wonderful place is good for all those nature lovers.

Tourist attractions:

Shillong Peak, Lady Hydari Park, Golf course, Elephant Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Crinoline Falls, Stone of France, Museum, and various others.

Just wait, the list doesn’t end here as there are several more places to visit in winter in India, which can surely give innumerable recollections on your journey to India. If you’re planning to visit any one of these winter holiday destinations in India, get along with us at affordable prices.

So, travel to all these top-rated destinations and end your year with a huge bang!