Winter is the perfect season to plan a vacation. As the temperature drops, the weather becomes pleasant. Moreover, there are a few tourist destinations in India that look more stunning in the winter.

Here is a list of the Tourist Destinations you can visit in India during the Winter:

1. Gulmarg, Kashmir

Blooming with flowers, mountains, valleys, lakes, and waterfalls, Gulmarg looks like a painting. Although you might not be able to see the flower in the winter, the hill station still looks beautiful. The pearl-white snow hugging the town during the cold months has a magical charm to it.

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Places to visit in Gulmarg:

  • Gulmarg Gondola 
  • Apharwat Peak 
  • Alpather Lake 
  • Outer Circle Walk 
  • Ningle Nallah 
  • Baba Reshi Shrine & more.

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2. Goa

Goa is one of the best tourist destinations to visit in India during winter. The temperature stays pleasant during that time of the year. Explore the beaches and sites and enjoy the hippie vibe of the town. Also, do not miss out on the luscious seafood dishes and drinks.

Places to visit in Goa:

  • Baga Beach
  • Fort Aguada
  • Reis Magos Fort
  • Anjuna Beach
  • Deltin Royale
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Se Cathedral & more.

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3. Wayanad, Kerala

If you want to relish the beauty of nature, there might not be many places better than Wayanad. Nestled in the ‘God’s Own Country, Kerala, this hill station will soothe your soul. Try the authentic Kerala cuisine and enjoy your stay visiting the scenic vistas.

Places to visit in Wayanad:

  • Kalpetta
  • Vythiri
  • Sultan Bathery
  • Mananthavady
  • Thirunelly & more.

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4. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Winter is the perfect season to visit Rajasthan. As the intensity of the sun reduces in this season, you can take a tour of the only dessert of India. Harboring the iconic Sonar Qila, Jailsamir is the ideal place to begin your tour of Rajasthan.

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Places to visit in Jaisalmer:

  • Jaisalmer Fort 
  • Longewala War Memorial 
  • Jain Temples 
  • Kothari’s Patwaon-Ki-Haveli 
  • Tanot Mata Temple & more.

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5. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Cradled atop the Northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang is a place for those who love serenity. Although it might be an easy journey to reach in the winter, it’s worthwhile. The snow-covered Himalayas, valleys, and ancient monasteries will capture your heart with eternal memories.

Places to visit in Tawang:

  • Sela Pass 
  • Bumla Pass 
  • Madhuri Lake 
  • Tawang Buddhist Monastery 
  • Jaswant Garh 
  • Nuranang Falls & more.

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6. Gangtok, Sikkim

Homing the stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga, Buddhism culture, and delicious food Gangtok lures crowds all over the world. Plan a romantic trip with your loved ones and spice things up in the chilling winter.

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Places to visit in Gangtok:

  • Nathu La Pass 
  • MG Road 
  • Rumtek Monastery 
  • Tsomgo Lake & more.

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7. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Embraced by the Dhauladhar Range, alpine foliage, and Colonial buildings, Dharamshala has a mystical allure in it. With a grave influence on Tibetan culutre, this place is one of the top attractions of tourists.

Places to visit in Dharamshala:

  • Norbulingka Institute
  • Triund Hill
  • Dalai Lama Temple Complex
  • HPCA Stadium
  • Kangra Valley & more.

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8. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

In this ancient city of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is the best place to learn Indian culture. The sacred ghats, religious hymns, and ashrams are always swirled with devotees. Take a dip in the holy Ganga and wash away your sins.

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Places to visit in Varanasi:

  • Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
  • Dashashwamedh Ghat.
  • Assi Ghat.
  • Ramnagar Fort.
  • Shri Durga Temple.
  • Sankatmochan Temple & more.

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9. Puducherry

If you love water sports, like scuba diving, surfing, or snorkeling, Puducherry is the ideal place for you. This beach town in India is famous for its beautiful promenades, unspoiled beaches, and temples.

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Places to visit in Puducherry:

  • Paradise Beach
  • Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
  • Seaside Promenade
  • Rock Beach & more.

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10. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Encircled by the evergreen Nilgiris, Ooty is a hill station you can visit any time of the year. The city is renowned for its pleasant weather, beautiful parks, and placid lakes. Wander around the eateries, street food corners, cafes, and pubs spread in every corner of the town.

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Places to visit in Ooty:

  • Avalanche Lake
  • Ooty Lake
  • Emerald Lake
  • Ooty Botanical Gardens
  • Kalhatty Waterfalls & more.

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