Top seven places to visit this winter

– Palak Gogia

With fans being turned to the lowest levels, water pail being filled with muggy water and a warm duvet enveloping us at night, we all know winters are setting in. The air around us smells of the wood being burnt in some farthest corner to wave off the cold zephyr of the surroundings, the breezy winds hit the face as soon as we step outside our homes, the floor suddenly pinches the foot when we leave the cozy beds to shun off the slumber. And yes, we become a bit lazier, the food habits become a bit fussier and Tea becomes a favorite drink. Winter has arrived and all perks suddenly become so evident. And that’s why HiWay has brought you the top seven places to visit this winter season.

In this foggy weather, all we need is a couch to relax and beat off the weariness and laziness from our minds. The best way out to make the most of the winters is a trip. A day out with friends, a trek to the snowy landscapes, a route that goes deep in the sun-bath sceneries or the weekend in the laps of nature. The sure shot destinations one finds out in his daily 9-9 routines is a difficult task to do. So here we come, with a bit of research and a pinch of fun, to elucidate to you the seven most interesting places to go out this winter and relax the minds and souls in the arms of soothing backdrops and pacifying locales.

With long weekends being the most awaited days of the month, we wish to spend the days in the streets of an unknown town, the lanes of a new city to experience the places we have not witnessed in the years gone by. India is a home to diverse cultures and landscapes, with North being the part of snow-covered mountains, south being the famous attraction for beaches, East and West for the wide-variety of sites and scenes of nature.

Here are the best tourist attractions to visit in the month of December:

  1. Goa
Querim Beach Goa-Top seven places to visit this winter

Querim Beach Goa

The way we use the seven beats to create the ultimate music, Goa counts for the most exotic and unmissed place to visit in India. The list is incomplete without the visit to the most popular tourist destinations to visit in December in India. The charm of the electric guitars at the midnight festivals and the lure of the famous SUNBURN fest, is an attraction unspoken and unwritten in the minds of all the people who love to travel across. So just pack your bags and mark the beaches and churches of GOA as the first and foremost place to visit in winters.

  1. Bikaner, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan
Junagarh Fort Bikaner-Top seven places to visit this winter

Junagarh Fort Bikaner

Yes the place of deserts is indeed an unmatched scene to savor the eyes in the month of December-January. The holidays demand to go out and relax in the colorful landscapes, when the black and white takes a toll in our lives. The white cool breeze and black evenings may seem lazy to hang around, so Bikaner and Jaisalmer are the best places to go out in the evenings of winters in India. The best adorned camels and palaces, with beautiful carvings of all varieties, the ones from the miniscule colored papers to the large hangings are worth the sight. The Camel festival is famous attraction to all the tourists around. The Laxmi palace of Bikaner and the Kuldhara village in Jaisalmer accounts for the maximum number of visitors in the winter season. Well, then pack your bags to enjoy the cool breeze of deserts and cozy blankets of sun in Rajasthan.

  1. Auli, Uttrakhand
Auli-Top seven places to visit this winter


Yes, this snow swathed area is one of mentions in the to-visit lists of places in India. This maybe a small place in the laps of Chamoli district, but it is at a height of 2500 meters and a once-must-go place for all the folks interested in the snow sports and adventures. It is well-known by the attractions of the world’s highest man-made lake, or the Hindu-pilgrimage places like Naina Devi and Neelkanth Mt. It is also called as the Skiing capital of India. So guys, mark this one as one of the top places to go out in winters.

  1. Rann Of Kutch, Gujarat
Rann of Kutch-Top seven places to visit this winter

Rann of Kutch

The ones who have a keen interest in the tourist destinations of India must be aware of the famous festival of Gujarat. The Tent City, Bhuj and the Kutch of Rann-Utsav are the most renowned attractions of Gujarat. The local handicraft market, the places adorned with the handmade decorations, the music-evenings and dance nights are all in bundles and one can never get enough of the folk-culture of Gujarat. The handcrafted jewelry and sari designs are some of the main markets an Indian can never miss out if he is a born shopaholic or culture-lover. This place is a must go for someone who is a foodie, a travel buff and a shopaholic. All the package in one place with free music and lights around, one definitely feels free and is taken to a land of the heaven. Just pack up your bags with the most colorful clothes to witness the most colorful days and the brightest nights of Inida.

  1. Chadar Trek, Ladakh
Chadar Trek-Top seven places to visit this winter

Chadar Trek

Yes you read it right. The most talked out spot of the Indian terrain is the trek to Ladakh. It may not be the exact winter place but yes, it is one of those places where one plans out to visit the whole year and then in the mid Feb or early March, one just packs up the bags and grab all the essential to witness this difficult yet so adventurous trek, with snow all around and not much heights to traverse. As per the name, it is a flat chadar to move upon, with not much climbing to do. Guys, just check out the season’s feasibility and move towards the highest and the coldest peaks of Ladakh. Check out INDIAHIKES for a comprehensive look on the chadar trek. They cover everything from the trek details to the stuff you should pack for the trek. The decision to visit this particular place has already been long-awaiting, so don’t miss this winters and just let the inner explorer inside you to visit this significant tourist destination in this winter season.

  1. Mangalore, Karnataka
Mangalore Harbour Entrance-Top seven places to visit this winter

Mangalore Harbour Entrance

The place accounts for the best climatic conditions and the most beautiful landscapes on the beach-sided housing. Beaches just at an arm’s length, temples suited in the city’s center, Scuba diving at your will, Mangalore is a local town where you can spend the whole month and still not get bored of. A calm place to be, a magical aura to witness and an authentic plates for the non-veggies, this place is something you can never get bored of. Murudeshwar, on the corner of this town is another destination to be covered. The second highest idol of Lord Shiva, is one of the most talked about places when we google out the deities to visit in our holidays. One pays homage to Hindu pilgrimages and takes a dip in the Western coast, savors the delicacy offered by the local vendors and sleeps in the arms of cool breeze. Yes you heard it right. Mangalore is one of the places you would love to visit in the months of December to make the most out of your vacations.

  1. Havelock, Andaman
Havelock, Andaman & Nicobar Islands-Top seven places to visit this winter

Havelock, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

When you have covered most of India, you can never miss out the extreme south of our Indian map: Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The crystal clear waters of the beaches and the white sands surely give all the visitors a feel of some foreign land. It is a sight one can look for hours and still not get enough of it. This is one of the places to visit this winter season and one can always look around the never ending horizon to spend the most romantic and leisurely evenings of the time. For all the marine lovers and professional divers, this place is just like a heaven and sure to make a visit. The most beautiful feature of this island is that it’s a home to mammoth of creatures: large sea animals, coastal birds and reptiles, exotic turtles and big fishes. They can be seen randomly anywhere and everywhere. The pleasant weather conditions and agreeable landscapes attract huge visitors from all over India to this land in the months of January. Then what keeps you waiting for? Just get your tickets booked, trip planned and bags packed. Here, you go ready and move to the coast of Western India.

Thus your trip to the most congenial places on the land of India is now an easy way out. Go around the globe and visit the most stunning works of the Almighty. The nature is one thing which never lets you down. The awe-inspiring destinations, the overwhelming journeys, the irresistible surroundings and the awesome foods should never be missed out. So this season, you must welcome the plans made out and decide the place beforehand. Book the tickets and jot down all the must’s and might’s of your trips. Note down all the handy items and pack your bags to let your souls breathe, minds think and bodies wander. Book your ride with HiWay today, to experience the best of India.