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    Unique winter places to visit in India

    Winter in India is a beautiful affair. It is an exciting blend of chilly winds, biting cold, and occasional sunbathing – all of which when combined, add a unique flavor to the season.

    But not all destinations are special during this season. Some are blessed more than the others and it is these destinations that offer a truly unique winter experience.

    So to help you plan your perfect winter holiday, we shed light on some truly awesome places in India that offer a splendid experience in winters and are worth every penny you spend on them.

    Have a look!

    1. Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir: Indulge in enchanting Glacial Sightseeing

    Sonamarg covered in snow during winters

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    Sonamarg turns heavenly during winters. It is one of the few hill stations that offers glacial sightseeing (Thajiwas Glacier) apart from all the snow fun.

    2. Patnitop, Jammu and Kashmir: Snow adventure & more!

    Tourists skiing under snowfall in Patnitop

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    Another destination in J&K, Patnitop is a must visit winter destination that allows travelers to indulge in activities like skiing, rock climbing, and sledding among many.

    Suggested Read: Autumn Affair In Jammu & Kashmir: A Burst Of Colours!

    3. Triund, Himachal Pradesh: Winter trek of a lifetime!

    Snow covered road in Dharamshala

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    More than Mcleod Ganj, it is the Triund trek in the winters from here that delivers a unique experience. A well marked trail of about 6km is accompanied by challenges from the snow. The view from the top however is worth it!

    Suggested Read: Explore The Himalayas: 10 Best Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh

    4. Auli, Uttarakhand: Asia’s longest Gondola ride & skiing!

    Tourists skiing in Auli

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    Apart from enjoying Asia’s longest Gondola ride (Joshimath – Auli Gondola), Auli in winters is perfect for snow trekking and most importanlty skiing!

    Suggested Read: 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Uttarakhand In Winter

    5. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim: A visual delight like none other!

    Gurudongmar Lake overlooking the mountains

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    A gem of a place to visit in Sikkim during winters, this second highest lake in India is surrounded by snow clad mountains from all sides and is filled with crystal clear icy water. The beauty is so mesmerizing, it almost feels unreal. MUST VISIT!

    Suggested Read: 12 Places To Visit In Winter In India That Will Ensure You Give Your Quilt A Miss

    6. Rann Of Kutch, Gujarat: The winter festival of joy, beauty, & unique experiences!

    Rann of Kutch on a wintery night

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    Rann of Kutch is a white desert in Gujrat that turns magical during the winter months. Weather here during winters can touch 0 degrees and to accompany such a unique phenomenon and landscape, there is the Rann Utsav (November to February) held every year for travelers. Travelers can enjoy folk dance, music, arts & craft, photography, and more!

    7. Mount Abu, Rajasthan: The only hill station of Rajasthan is fabulous during winters!

    Winter Festival in Mount Abu

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    An only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu offers a unique winter experience to travelers from all sides. Whether it be boating in Nakki Lake or having a gala time during its winter festival (end of December), it is one destination no traveler should even miss!


    8. Nainital, Uttarakhand: The lake paradise!

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    Nainital is one of the best winter places in India. Walking here, hand in hand with your loved ones in the company of the cold waters of the lake and the sweet chill of the snowflakes is an experience that can only be described when its actually happening to you.

    9. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh: For those who love nostalgic winters!

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    Shimla is another of the most popular hill stations in India that becomes extremely romantic during the winter season. One can witness moderate to light snowfall here during December and January and can enjoy one of its best places, the Mall Road with their loved ones.

    10. Manali, Himachal Pradesh: The winter wonderland

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    Suggested Read: 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Uttarakhand In Winter

    Manali is one of the best places in India for witnessing winters. From snowfall to sightseeing to adventure activities in Rohtang pass, there is really no reason for anyone not to visit this winter paradise.


    So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and plan a vacation in India this winter!

    Further Read: 15 Festivals In November In India That Call For An Early Winter Vacay



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