With over 3300 temples, Tamil Nadu truly is the cradle of the Dravidian culture. No wonder it attracts the second highest footfalls of overseas tourists in India.
Soon it will be time for winter holidays. Are you wondering about the places to go for winter holidays in India? Here we are to help you out with the list of best winter holiday destinations in India. If you are wondering why winter holiday destinations, it is because is the winters are the best time to explore the tourist destinations in India when there’s ample respite from heat.
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Winters also herald the beginning of the peak season for holidays in India. Not just domestic tourism is at its peak but the visitors from abroad also prefer to travel to India due to the favorable weather. And while you are surfing for best winter holiday, did you know that it is also the high time for honeymoons in India. So, if you are looking for the same, think of this post as a list of best honeymoon places in India during winters.
Kerala: God’s own Country
A treat for all seasons, it’s when the monsoon departs that Kerala true natural splendor is at its zenith. Western Ghats and brackish lagoons or the backwaters bestow a unique charm on Kerala’s appeal. You name it and Kerala has it: backwaters, beaches, spice gardens, tea plantations, Ayurveda, ecotourism and abundant wildlife. That’s why we have chosen Kerala as one of the top winter holiday destinations in India. Kerala also happens to be the top destination in India for health and rejuvenation. You could find a number of authentic and world class Ayurveda center that offer therapeutic massages and treatments based on 3000 years old science of healing: Ayurveda.
Goa: Susegado and Siesta
Travelers often find it impossible to believe that Goa, a tiny emerald ensconced between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat, is a part of India. Winter is the time when the tiny emerald that is Goa is teeming with visitors. Renowned as one of the finest beach destinations in the world, Goa is very unlike the rest of the India. Its cosmopolitan culture, eclectic cuisine, vibrant nightlife and vast stretches of sandy beaches make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
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Visit the city in winters and join in the festivities in the city. With the arrival of Christmas and New Year, Goa is at her vibrant best. Parties, music and scrumptious cuisines along with cultural events make it the high time to visit Goa in winter especially from November till February.
Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples
With over 3300 temples, Tamil Nadu truly is the cradle of the Dravidian culture. No wonder it attracts the second highest footfalls of overseas tourists in India. Several of the magnificent temples of Tamil Nadu have been inscribed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO that includes the Great Living Chola Temples, Group of Monuments in Mahabalipuram and the Nilgiri Mountain Railways. There are so many things to do in Tamil Nadu for the activities include tours to some of the finest beaches down southern coast, temples, monuments and hill stations. The most popular hill station in Tamil Nadu and one of the hottest honeymoon destinations in South India is Ooty which is also referred to as the Queen of the Hills in South.
Kashmir: Paradise on Earth
Tourism is back in Kashmir making it once again the most preferred honeymoon destinations in India. People go to Kashmir for even during summer, but its the winter time when the combination of snow capped mountains and lush valleys makes it the top honeymoon destination in India. Kashmir, fondly referred to as the “paradise on earth”, offers scintillating natural beauty. A mesmerizing jewel in the crown of Himalayas, Kashmir is renowned for its lush Mughal Gardens, glittering Dal Lake and picturesque environs.
Some of the most popular destinations in Kashmir include Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Srinagar and Sonamarg.You can see many a newly married couples sailing the Dal Lake in shikaras holding hands in Srinagar or throwing snow balls at each other or making snowmen in Gulmarg and swinging in each other arms as would the newly engaged couple in a Bollywood movie in Pahalgam.
Rajasthan: Land of Maharajas
An amazing concoction of colors, royalty, tradition and romance, Rajasthan is a favorite haunt of overseas tourists in India. There is so much to see and do in Rajasthan that even seasoned travelers find it hard to pick and choose from the plenty of options at hand. Maharajas held sway in Rajputana a century ago. Although very, they were great patrons of art and culture.
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All their idiosyncrasies as well as respect for tradition and art are today evident in numerous mighty fortresses, scintillating palaces, traditional dance and arts. The capital Jaipur is the most popular place, visited by millions every year. It is closely followed my major tourist places such as Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ranthambore and Bikaner.
Recently opened up for tourism, the pristine islands of Andaman and Nicobar are a veritable oasis for tourists and naturalists alike. If you are looking for honeymoon destinations in India in winter, Andaman and Nicobar group of islands are strong contenders in the race. The islands of Andaman and Nicobar are hilly in places fringed with coconut palm, covered with tropical jungle and interspersed with flat stretches of crescent shaped beaches offering a serene retreat to the travelers. For those intersested in watersports, snorkeling and scubadiving, Andaman is one of the best place in India to go to. Try Barefoot at Havelock for the best experience of snorkeling and also for once in a lifetime experience of doiving with the lone swimming elephant of Andaman named Rajan.