Top 5 places to visit in winter in India

EaseMyTrip January 12, 2023

Winter has arrived, and they are making up for the previous years. While most people intend to spend their vacations and vacation weeks snuggled up in a blanket sipping hot chocolate, there are some, like myself, who like seeing new areas and enjoying the cool weather (while sipping hot chocolate, of course). From the enchanting Himachal Pradesh to tranquil Kerala, there are numerous places to visit in India during the winter that will make you want to get out of your warm beds and enjoy the season to the fullest.

Top 5 places to visit in winter in India: 

  1. Gulmarg 
  2. Auli 
  3. Rann of Kutch 
  4. Udaipur 
  5. Ooty 
  • Gulmarg 


Gulmarg is first on our list. This hill hamlet in India's northernmost state is gorgeous all year, but its allure is amplified when winter arrives. The snow-covered environment and frozen lakes make this location ideal for winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding. Adventurers can satisfy their need for an adrenaline rush by walking on one of the many paths that get increasingly difficult with the season.

  • Auli


Want to learn to ski as the breathtaking peaks of Nanda Devi, Neelkanth, and Mana Parbat watch over you? Then you must go to Auli, India's top skiing destination! While it has beautiful green valleys virtually all year, visiting this region during peak winters allows you to experience it from an entirely another perspective. The terrain is blanketed in snow, various ski resorts dot the region, and adventure seekers are on their way to conquer the snow-covered slopes.

  • Rann of Kutch 


Want to camp beneath the stars in sub-zero temperatures on the world's biggest salt sand desert? Then, during the winter, visit Rann of Kutch. This place appears like something out of a dream. It is famous for the Rann Utsav, a two-month-long cultural event. Traditional cuisine, authentic handicrafts, desert safaris, and stargazing, all accompanied by a vast expanse of white land, what a spectacle! The Kutch Festival attracts thousands of travellers from all over the world, therefore we recommend making your reservations well in advance.

  • Udaipur


Udaipur, often known as the "Venice of the East," attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world throughout the year. The reason for this is the majestic Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, Lake Pichola, and other medieval-era marvels. The number of tourists spikes in the winter, when the lakes and adjacent Aravali hills work together to maintain the temperature just right for sightseeing. If you are a fan of traditional performances, plan your vacation around the Shilpgram Arts and Crafts Festival.

  • Ooty 


Ooty is a well-known hill station in Tamil Nadu, encircled by the evergreen Nilgiris. Ooty used to be a summer retreat for Britishers, and as a result, there are numerous colonial relics, such as St. Stephen's Church. In the winter, mist covers the town's famed coffee plantations and lush vegetation, creating a beautiful and romantic atmosphere.

So what is stopping you from enjoying the most mindful vacation in this winter season? With some hot chocolate by your side in the soaring height ranges, how about you take a trip to the beautiful landscape? For amazing deals on holidays, book with EaseMyTrip.

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