Famous Winter Tourist Destinations In India- Top 15 Holiday Spots

India is an incredible country where you can experience all climate types in a year- Winter, Summer, Rainy and Autumn. Winter is the most loved season by people in India, so whenever you are going for a holidays in India in winters you should be aware of “Top Winter Holiday Destinations In India”. Most of the people want to enjoy holidays in winters because India is a country which faces hot weather in most of the parts round the year excepting winter season which generally falls in between months December to February, so people want to enjoy snow and cool weather etc. So before going to your winter vacations you should be familiar of these “holiday destinations in India” which you should visit- let’s see which destinations are included in this segment-

winter destinations in India

-:Top 15 Winter Holiday Destinations In India:-

 

  • Shimla

Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in Himachal Pradesh (HP), this hill station attracts lots of tourists to itself just because of mighty snow capped mountains, lush green fields, surrounded by lake these all beauty enhance your holiday experience.

shimla

Tourist Attraction: Mall Road, Summer Hill, Prospect Hill, Shimla Ridge, Glenn

Temperature in winters: The average temperature stays between 1°C to 11°C in winter season.

How to reach:

By Air: Nearest Airport is Chandigarh (IXC), 115 KMs / 4 hours journey (approx) from Chandigarh Airport.

By Train: Kalka is the nearest railway station, from Kalka you may enjoy boarding to Toy trains to Shimla which is approx 94 KMs / 5 hours route.

By Bus: Shimla has its own bus stand run by HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation).

  • Manali

Manali is one of the popular honeymoon destinations in Northern India, it is also a high altitude hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It is called like a paradise for travellers because of snow capped mountains & thick forest. In winters you can enjoy Skiing, Paragliding & Trekking in Parvati Valley.

manali

Tourist Attractions : Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Great Himalayan National Park, Bhrigu Lake etc.

Temperature in winters: Manali temperature falls between 1°C to 14°C in winter season.

How to reach:

By Air: Kullu Manali Airport (Bhuntar) [KUU] is the nearest Airport; Manali is 50 KMs from Bhuntar Airport.

By Train: There is no direct train to Manali, Chandigarh (distance- 295 KMs) & Kalka (distance- 270 KMs) are the nearest railway stations, from Kalka you may enjoy boarding to Toy trains to Shimla or take a taxi from Chandigarh Railway station.

By Bus: Regular bus services available from HRTC from all major cities like- Chandigarh, Delhi, Shimla, and Dalhousie etc.

  • Dalhousie:

Dalhousie is a popular hill station in Northern India’s state Himachal Pradesh, it was named on British Governor “Lord Dalhousie” in 1854. Dalhousie is situated at an altitude of 2700 Meters above from sea level. Dalhousie plays an important role in the economical development of the state because tourism is one of the prime categories of HP for revenue generation.

dalhousie

Tourist Attractions: Khajjiar Lake, Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, Satdhara Falls, Rang Mahal, Chamunda Devi Temple, Jhandri Ghat, Dainkund Peak etc.

Temperature in winters: 1°C to 12°C

How to reach:

By Air: Gaggal Airport (Dharamshala) is 46 KMs away from Dalhousie.

By Train: Nearest railway station is Pathankot Junction which is 45 kilometres away from Dalhousie.

By Bus: Buses are available by state transport and some private transporters.

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  • Dharamshala:

Dharamshala is one of the attractive hilly places in India it has lots of attractions apart from snow capped hills, tea gardens, thick forest etc. This destination is also popular because of Dharamshala International Cricket Stadium- which is the home ground of Himachal Cricket Team, all kinds of matches like International, Domestic, IPL being organized here every year.

dharamshala

Tourist Attractions : Dal Lake, Kangra Valley, Triund Hills, Bhangsunag Falls, Kareri Lake, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Tibbet World, War Memorial etc.

Temperature in winters: 1°C to 12°C

How to reach:

By Air: Gaggal in Kangra City- Which is only 14 KMs from Dharamshala.

By Train: Pathankot is the nearest railway station and its 85 KMs from Manali.

By Bus: Dharamshala is nicely connected through roadways & buses are easily available from all prime cities like Pathankot (88 KMs) Shimla (245 KMs) , Amritsar (198 KMs), and Delhi (490 KMs).

  • Mussoorie

Mussoorie is an amazing hill station situated at just 35 KMs away from Uttarakhand at an altitude of 2005 Meters above sea level. This hill station is also known as popularly “Queen of the hills” in India. Lush green fields, Doon Valley, Shivalik mountain add extra stunning views to its beauty.

mussoorie

Tourist Attractions : Gun Hill, Mussoorie Lake, Kempty Falls, Municipal Garden, Lake Mist, Mossy Fall, Bhatta Falls, Jharipani Fall, Jharipani Falls etc.

Temperature in winters: 5°C to 18°C

How to reach:

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Mussoorie, which is approx 54 KMs away.

By Train: Mussoorie doesn’t have its own railway station but Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest railway station, its just 35 KMs away from here.

By Bus: Mussoorie is well connected by road transport and has excellent connectivity with all major cities, state transport / private transport can be used to reach here.

  • Rishikesh

Rishikesh is one of the religious places and also known as the “Yoga capital of the World” which is surrounded by Haridwar, Tehri Garhwal & Pauri. Rishikesh is considered as one of the most holy places in India, as this place holds the holy “Ghats” of river Ganga, and many other temples, Jhulas, & other spiritual places.

rishikesh

Tourist Attractions : Triveni Ghat, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev, Bharat Mandir, Parmarth Niketan, Vashista Goofa, Rajaji National Park etc.

Temperature in winters: 6°C to 19°C

How to reach:

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh, which is approx 35 KMs away.

By Train: Haridwar is the closest Railway Station from Rishikesh, its just 25 KMs away from here. Trains are available from all major cities like- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow etc.

By Bus: Rishikesh is well connected by road transport and has excellent connectivity.

  • Srinagar

Srinagar is the capital of Jammu & Kashmir and a popular city for Gardens, Lakes, & Shikara (Houseboat) rides. Srinagar is surrounded by the Himalaya, Jhelum River, Dal Lake which add extra beauty to it.

srinagar

Tourist Attractions : Dal Lake, Chashm-e-shahi, Shalimar Bagh, Nishant Bagh, Shankaracharya Temple, Hazratbal Shrine, Gulab Bhawan etc.

Temperature in winters: -3°C to 16°C

How to reach:

By Air: There are regular flights available to Srinagar Airport.

By Train: There is no any direct train route to Srinagar, Udhampur (235KMs) & Jammu Tawi (298KMs) are the nearest railway stations.

By Bus: You can reach Srinagar via bus also; Srinagar is well connected by roadways from major cities of North India.

  • Gulmarg

Gulmarg is a hill station in Jammu & Kashmir state, located at 51 Kms from Srinagar. This destination is popular for skiing & snow activities. Gulmarg Gondola is one of the highest cable cars in not only India but also in the world. It is also a favourite destination for shooting Bollywood movies.

gulmarg

Tourist Attractions: Gulmarg Gondola, Alpather Lake, Khilanmarg, Outer Circle Walk etc.

Temperature in winters: -4°C to 18°C

How to reach:

By Air: Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport to Gulamarg which is located at the distance of 56 KMs.

By Train: No direct train route to Gulamarg, 295 KMs away from Jammu railway station.

By Bus: Buses are available from Srinagar & Sonamarg.

  • Pahalgam

Pahalgam is a popular tourist destination in Jammu – Kashmir it is a beautiful hill station which is located at an altitude of 7200 ft. from the sea level. This destination is also associated with the “holy yatra of Amarnath ji” (Chandanwari) which is 16 KMs away from here, after the “Yatra of Amarnath” people enjoy this place and love to spend holidays here. Pahalgam is also famous for shooting of Bollywood films.

Pahalgam

Tourist Attractions: Betaab Valley, Lidder River, Chandanwari, Sheshnag Lake, Panchtarni, Aru Valley, Kolohoi Glacier etc.

Temperature in winters: -4°C to 12°C

How to reach:

By Air: Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport to Pahalgam which is located at the distance of 95 KMs.

By Train: No direct train route to Pahalgam, 125 KMs away from Udhampur railway station.

By Bus: Pahalgam has its own bus stand so you can also opt for bus.

  • Nainital:

Nainital is one of the popular hill stations in India which is situated at an altitude of 6837 ft. from sea level. It is an area of Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. This place is also favourite honeymoon spot for newlywed couples in India.

nainital

Tourist Attractions: Nainital Lake, Naini Devi Temple, Zoo, Tiffin Top, Ghorakhal, Gurney House etc.

Temperature in winters: -2°C to 14°C

How to reach:

By Air: New Delhi Airport is the nearest airport to Nainital which is located at the distance of 310 KMs.

By Train: Kathgodham is the nearest railway station and located at just 35KMs away from Nainital.

By Bus: Buses are easily available to Nainital with A.C. / Non- A.C. / Volvo options on daily basis as well.

  • Darjeeling:

Darjeeling is a hill station situated in state West Bengal at an altitude of 2042 meters from sea level. Darjeeling is popular for its Tea Industry & Himalayan Railway- which is also a world heritage site announced by UNESCO. The world’s third highest peak Kanchenjunga 8598 Meter can also be seen from here.

darjeeling

Tourist Attractions: Tiger Hill, Himalayan Railway, Himalayan Zoological park, Mirik Lake, Batasia Loop, Peace Pagoda etc.

Temperature in winters: 2°C to 12°C

How to reach:

By Air: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Darjeeling which is located at the distance of 95 KMs.

By Train: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station and located at just 63 KMs away from Darjeeling.

By Bus: Buses can be taken from Siliguri, Gangtok, Kalimpong etc.

  • Munnar:

Munnar is a pretty beautiful hill station in Kerala and famous for Tea Garden & Spice plantation in India. It is situated at an altitude of 5200 ft. from sea level. Weather of Munnar remains almost same round the year, there are so many places to enjoy with scenic beauty.

munnar

Tourist Attractions: Tea Gardens, Spice Plantations, Attukal Waterfall, Devikulam, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Erviculam National park etc.

Temperature in winters: 2°C to 12°C

How to reach:

By Air: The nearest airport to Munnar is Cochin International Airport, which is approx 106 KMs away.

By Train: The Ernakulam (Cochin) Railway Station is 135 KMs from Munnar.

By Bus: Kerala state transport buses & Tamil Nadu state transport buses can be found here from all major cities of Kerala.

  • Thekkady:

Thekkady is a popular wildlife destination in Indian state Kerala. It is situated near to Tamil Nadu state. Thekkady is famous for Periyar National Park- which offers you a chance to interact with wildlife, here you can see all kind of animals like- tigers, deers, elephants etc. with a closer view by Jeep safari, Boating or even by trekking.

thekkady

Tourist Attractions: Periyar National Park, Elephant Junction, Periyar Lake, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Mangala Devi Temple etc.

Temperature in winters: 2°C to 12°C

How to reach:

By Air: Cochin International Airport (145KMs) & Madurai Airport is 136 KMs away from Thekkady.

By Train: Kottayam Railway Station is nearest to Thekkady which is located 114 kilometres away.

By Bus: Kerala state transport buses and private buses are available from all major cities of Kerala.

  • Ooty:

Ooty is a hills station located in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu state with an altitude of 2240 meters from the sea level. Ooty is an abbreviated form of Udhagamandalam / Udhagai. Ooty is surrounded by Nilgiri Hills. There are lots of attractions near Ooty which can be experienced specially in winter season.

ooty

Tourist Attractions: Ooty Lake, Rose Garden, Govt. Botanical Garden, Stone House, Mountain Railway, Deer Park etc.

Temperature in winters: 4°C to 16°C

How to reach:

By Air: Coimbatore Airport is 90 KMs away from Ooty.

By Train: Nearest railway station is Mettupalyam which is 40 kilometres away from Ooty.

By Bus: Buses are available from all major cities like Bangalore, Mysore Chennai etc.

  • Kodaikanal:

“Kodaikanal” as its name refers in Tamil language “princess of hill stations”, Kodaikanal has several places of interest like- Kodai Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk etc. that’s why it is one of the popular tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu. It is situated at an altitude of 6854 feet from sea level.

kodaikanal

Tourist Attractions: Kodai Lake, Palni Hills, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Berijam Lake, Golf Club etc.

Temperature in winters: 6°C to 18°C

How to reach:

By Air: Madurai Airport is 120 KMs away from Kodaikanal.

By Train: Nearest railway station is Kodai Road which is 100 kilometres away from Kodaikanal.

By Bus: Buses are available from all major cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai etc.

 




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