The year 2020 has still some months left and with the arrival of the winter season, eagerly awaiting travelers and backpackers are keen to travel to warm weather destinations that can make them escape the cold climate. The diverse geographical settings and varied culture of India provides an opportunity for travelers to explore the locations irrespective of the season. Additionally, India is home to several destinations that are can be termed as all-weather holiday destinations. Here are 7 all-weather vacation places in India that we recommend.
Goa is a hard-to-miss vacation places in India for any beach enthusiast, famous for being a land of beautiful resorts, palm-fringed beaches, delightful culture, wonderful cuisines, and every other thing related to fun. Goa was a former Portuguese colony and that imperial influences can be best experienced in exotic Gothic churches, buildings, food, and culture. You can also make the most of activities such as water sports, para-sailing, and much more while you holiday with your loved ones or decide to travel solo.
Gokarna is quite the ‘hidden gem’ since few travelers come to this unexplored heaven. The beaches are quiet, serene and beautiful, plus the accommodation would be the old school ‘Thatched’ hut style. Gokarna is also one of the important Hindu pilgrimage centers and there are old temples nearby the shore that lit up during important festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Mahashivratri, hence making it the perfect holiday destination in India. Additionally, there are markets and bazaar which offer souvenirs and travel items.
Pondicherry, which was recently named Puducherry, is a town of considerable appeal. During colonial times, it was under French rule and their influence is visible everywhere with streets, buildings, neighborhoods, and alleys. The town boasts of several elegant structures including churches, public buildings, townhouses, the most famous being the Aurobindo Ashram and its sister building in Auroville that draws several tourists from all over the world.
Palaces and castles here focus on the historical kings and empires that existed in the region. Be it the joy of Jodhpur, or the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, this place offers a unique experience for its visitors. You can also have a ride on camels. Visual beauty combined with historical significance makes Rajasthan one of the best, if not the best holiday destinations in India. Jaipur, India’s pink city, marvels at its architecture, revealing its entire city and its activities. City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Dera Amer Elephant Safari, and other attractions of Jaipur make the city a popular tourist destination. During the winter season, the weather is pleasant and tourists can enjoy the splendid night views of the desert while notwithstanding the scorching heat, making Rajasthan one of the perfect all-weather vacation places in India.
As soon as the Monsoon ends, the natural splendor of Kerala reaches its peak. The Western Ghats and backwaters enhance the unique charm of Kerala and make it one of the best winter vacation places in India. Kovalam and Varkala Beaches, Alleppey Backwaters, Thekkady and Kumily Spice Gardens, Kalady Spas and Ayurveda, and Munnar Tea Gardens – there are many options in Kerala. The varied topography makes Kerala one of the wonderful winter destinations in India. The lion-tailed macaque at the Silent Valley National Park, the Tiger and Elephant Sanctuary at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and the diverse bird sanctuary at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary make Kerala a prime destination for nature lovers.
Kashmir is famously known as the ‘Heaven on Earth’ and there is a very good reason for that, considering that Kashmir has its own charm during every season of the year. The temperature during summer is usually between 15 and 25 degrees, the place feels like heaven as soon as you arrive; so much to see and do in the region. The Winter season in Kashmir gives a totally different picture of the place which includes chilly weather along with occasional and sometimes heavy snowfall, especially in the upper reaches. Gulmarg is a hill resort which is often called ‘ski haven’ since it possesses perfect characteristics for skiing and adventure sports. Without a doubt, Kashmir is one of the best places to visit in North India.
Located in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Patnitop is a quiet and scenic place offering many places to explore and is one of the best places to visit in Jammu. Patnitop features rich landscape views, pleasant weather, and lots of activities to do. On a Patnitop tour, you can do a lot more than just visit the tourist spots in Patnitop; a must-visit destination is Skyview Patnitop, which offers the highest ropeway in India in terms of ground clearance along with unique adventure activities, hiking trails, and dining options.