Which region of India is ideal for winter vacations in India?  From the tourism point of view, India is one of the major and popular destinations in the world. It is amongst those few countries that displays an incredible diversity in terms of cuisines, culture and topography. The time between October to March, which also marks the advent and departure of the winter season, is the peak tourist season in India.

From north to south to west, the winter season can be enjoyed in any part of the country. The reason is that all the three above mentioned regions of India abounds with the beaches, hill stations, backwaters and desert, each of which has its own set of tourist clientele. In this post, I have mentioned a few destinations from all the aforementioned three regions to let you enjoy winter vacations in India.


palolem-beach Goa

The list of the top tourist destinations in India is incomplete without the mentioning of Goa. Fondly known as the ‘Beach Capital of India’, Goa is a perfect escapade from the chilly weather of metropolitan cities where tourists visit to play in the sun and surf. Since winters mark the arrival  of Christmas and New Year, Goa should not be missed at any cost. It is the time when a tourist can enjoy the best of Goan food, liquor and nightlife.


Munnar, Kerala

Popularly known as the ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala is a must visit destination during the winter season. Located in the southern region of India, Kerala is mainly visited for its backwater region. Even the backwaters of Alleppey have listed as ’50 must visit destinations before you die’ by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Ayurveda is another popular tourism aspect which is gaining momentum in Kerala.

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The winter season is the perfect time to explore the vast stretches of the Thar Desert via camel safari. For further adventure, tourists can indulge in hot air balloon rides and sand bashing safaris.  The experience of a camel ride in the evening to camp stay in the night with sun downer cocktails & local dance & music performances cannot be expressed in mere words.


Situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is a popular hill station visited by a large number of tourists throughout the year. In winters, the hill town receives a generous amount of snowfall and covered with white blanket of snowfall. For snow lovers, Rohtang Pass is the ideal place to experience snow for longer duration.

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