Excited to celebrate the Holi festival? The time has come to get dissolve in the festive colors. The colors on which the whole universe is laid upon. This festival of colors, Holi has various faces and they can be seen across the country. So, here are some best places to celebrate Holi in India. The places which can give you the thrill of this festival.
So, the winters are here and the Sun is about to show its charming-attitude by not showing its face. Here I am sharing some of the best places to visit in India in winter. The places which can show you the breathtaking things about the winters.
In India, the winters come in different colors. Somewhere in the Northern parts, it falls in the form of snow. In the western part, it shows its vibrant colors in the sky & in the Southern part, it showcases its charms under the waters.
From dancing in the snowflakes falling in Manali to diving in the ocean deep down in Lakshadweep, we all can experience the winter in many ways. And this could only be experienced in this country of ours, India.
Visiting new places is always an exciting and much loving thing. Many do it frequently and call it an addiction (I am full-blown travel-addict) and some manageably take out some time from their schedule and find out some places which can suit them in their time-span. So, I decided to lower down their tasks and give them a list from which they could easily pick up a place and can experience it to its best.
Places to Visit in India in winter for Couple/Family
Winters is not a short season, it starts from the beginning of November and lasts long till March-end. And in between this period, every family wants a great time with their closed ones. They plan their trip according to their needs, time, and place’s availability. Below are the places which suit the plan of a family.
This part of India is known as God’s own country. The beauty of this region makes it heaven as the Gods used to reside there. This paradise is for those who want to explore the mesmerizing view of backwaters and also known for its traditional houseboat stays.
In winters, Alleppey is way beyond beautiful, all thanks to the pleasant weather.
Best time to Visit: Mid-November (Due to annual snake boat races)
Also known as Kodagu. This city has a very attractive name ‘Scotland of India’. Once you visit this city, you can easily figure out why it has this name. Coorg is just for Nature lover and the people who want to breathe beauty and let breathe it by their loved ones. Jaw-dropping waterfalls, greenery laden mountains, and mystical flora and fauna make it a place to must visit.
Best time to Visit: December (Delightful ambiance of Clouds)
Rather than known for its fort, it is also called as ‘The Golden City of India’. Literally, winters are the best time to visit this India’s gem. And it has a scientific reason behind it. In winters, the Sun cast its glory on the sand dunes with all its warmth and make it a place to reside. Nowadays, it can be quite a busy city but worth visiting at this time of the Year.
Best time to Visit: January (Experience Desert Festival)
A city which always dipped in the boisterous clouds and pleasant weather. The name means a hill-top and provides a mesmerizing view of that peak, Mount Kanchenjunga at a distant skyline. This city now also considered one of the greenest cities in the World. Allow this city to grab your attention.
Best time to Visit: Mid-December
Places to visit in India in winter for Trekkers/adventurers
As I have earlier said that ‘India is just not a country, it itself a continent’. In our India, you can have a taste of everything from snowy peaks to lushly Rhododendrons Mountains, from coastal lines to largely stretched deserts. We are fully packed. So, there are many activities which you can do in winter as an adventurer.
Munsiyari, Uttrakhand (For Skiing)
At the very starting of 2019, I came to know about a place that is secretly kept in between the beautiful peaks of Himalayan Ranges. And that place was Munsiyari (you can have all the information about it on the link). This is a village in the Hill-district, Pithoragarh. When I visited this village it was wholly covered in the snow and became a very popular spot for skiing. Now, it is famously known as one of the winter sports destinations in India.
Best time to visit: Mid-January
Kufri, Himachal Pradesh (For Snowboarding)
A small hill station in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. A tourist spot where visitors visit just to feel the aroma of Natura and to get the best view of some mountains. It is also a place where one can do all the adventurous activities related to Snow like Snowboarding and Skiing.
Best time to visit: Last-January
Nag Tibba, Uttrakhand (For Trekking)
Basically, it is a mountain that lies in the Garhwal region of Uttrakhand. This place is best for the trekkers who are about to make their first step in the world of trekking in India. In between the best treks in India, it has a unique space in the hearts of beginners. Camping at this place is one of life’s cherishing experiences. In 2019, I have also conquered this small peak but worth making.
Best Time to Visit: Mid-December
Though, there are many more places that are way beyond beautiful. But these are the places which can generate a love for the country. These are the places that can force you to think upon how the almighty has managed to create all this stuff. Well, it has no answer. Just go there and let yourself puzzled.
Out of the 29 states of India, Uttar Pradesh is the state where the heart of India (Taj Mahal) lies. It is home to many magnificent monuments and several Hindu pilgrim destinations. In Uttar Pradesh or even in India, Agra is the city which gets the highest number of tourists in the past years. And this is not shocking, this is due to the Taj Mahal. The same day Taj Mahal tour by car is the best-suitable for exploring the monuments of Agra.
Taj Mahal is the monument which standout alone amongst the monuments of this whole World. The fine structure and the story behind this Taj Mahal make it a place worth to visit. Each day hundreds of thousands of tourists make a visit to this Monument. The location, the arena, and the misty glow of the walls make this place eye-catching and suitable for a quick vacation.
A Day Tour To Agra
Taj Mahal is built by Emperor Shah Jahan (grandson of Akbar) to fulfil the last desire of his loving wife, Mumtaj Mahal. It is also known as the symbol of love and pleasure. The newly wedded couple pay homage to this temple of love and they take vows in front of this monument that they never betray each other. The place is so beautiful that it can make anyone hypnotize if weather favours tourists they never wanted to leave this place.
Agra has other many things to explore like its colourful streets, marble galleries where the artisans performed their show in the piece of marble slate, and leather market. A tour of this city is unforgettable. Mughal rulers have built many amazing pieces of arts and the next is Agra Fort. Agra Fort is considered as one of the largest fortresses in India.
As Agra was once a capital city of India, so it has a gigantic Fort, which once was the main residence to the royal members of Mughal Empire. It is also said that in the last days of Emperor Shah Jahan’s life, he was captivated by his own son, Aurangzeb. The terrace of this fort gives a clear view of Taj Mahal which is on the opposite bank of the River Yamuna.
The same day Taj Mahal Tour by Train is capable enough to give you the brief summary of the history of each of the monuments of Agra city. Agra city can be explored in a day or it can also take a month in order to explore it. The flocking of tourists which came from various different parts of the World can be seen on the bright streets of Agra. For a traveller, it has much more to experience.
There is also an another well-famous and UNESCO World Heritage site called as Fatehpur Sikri. This is an eerily ruined city which was built by Emperor Akbar and also abandoned by himself. This small fortified city was once served as the capital city of Mughal Empire and various big legislative assemblies were held there in that time.
The main attractions of this city are Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, and Jodha Bai’s Palace. This place
has that charm which can make you forced to spend much more time, willingly or not willing. Fatehpur
Sikri can allow you to make several unforgettable memories which can be worthy of sharing with friends
and family members.
A rope was tightened to my ankles and I felt a push from behind and found myself falling towards the ground from 1300 ft and next to that moment in an awe I found myself at the seat of government transport bus. I was dreaming of bungee jumping and I scattered when my bus stops at its spot in Rishikesh.
At first I felt really very sad because I never experienced that great adventure but on the other hand, I found myself in the middle of humongous mountains. I was on a day trip to Rishikesh from Agra. And now I am having some amazing and off-the-track places to visit in Rishikesh.