India is blessed with an abundant list of destinations that are ought to be experienced during winters. Here are some of our recommendations for you to experience the best of Indian winters!
Coorg offers a mix of experiences that are find hard to find elsewhere. One of the biggest highlights of the region is Kushalnagar, which hosts the second-largest Tibetan settlement in India. You can even try authentic Tibetan food here.
The most ideal way to experience this place is to find a stay at one of the homestays in the area. This way, you get to meet locals and understand their culture.
Getting There: Fly to Mangalore or Bengaluru, then either take a bus or drive to Coorg
Winter is truly a good time to explore the northeast. Witness the beauty of Assam, the state that is home to two national parks – Kaziranga and Nameri. Both of these are home to fascinating creatures like one-horned rhinos, swamp deer, tigers and flying squirrels. Do visit the parks for a safari in the morning for a never before like experience.
Your next stop can be Meghalaya. There are plenty of walking trails around Shillong. If you have more time and are comfortable in even colder climes, you could extend your trip to include Arunachal Pradesh.
Getting There: Fly to Guwahati in Assam, and make your way from there
This is the perfect getaway for anyone looking to disconnect for a bit. Oak and pine trees, abundant apple orchards, fresh mountain air and waters clear as crystal – these are some of the things that await you in Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh.
You can go on a trek through the snow, explore Chehni Kothi, a 1,500-year-old stone castle built by the then king of Kullu, or even venture into the Great Himalayan National Park, where you can spot rare species like snow leopards, and blue sheep.
There are plenty of cozy B&Bs strewn across the valley for your accommodation.