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Most exciting things/places to explore during winters in India

When we think of planning winters in India, all sorts of stereotypical places such as Manali, Himachal and Uttarakhand come to mind. But India is a treasure for tourists; if you are planning winter vacations, there are many options for you to spend your time away from hectic schedules. 

We have made a list of a few things/ places you can explore during winters 

Ice climbing

Ice climbing is one of the most dangerous and heart-racing adventures to experience during winters in India. 

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Although it’s risky, some things are worth trying for, isn’t it? You can try Ice climbing only when you have courage and passion for something as exciting and heart racing. You need to undergo training before you try ice climbing as it’s not similar to rock climbing, the slippery surface makes it hard to climb, and with freezing winters, it’s even more difficult. You need to be equipped and skilled with special gears for ice climbing, including crampons, waterproof cloths, boots, wrist loops, ice axe, ice screw etc. Ice climbing is a new attraction for tourists at Lahaul Spiti and Manali in India. In Northern India, Nubra Valley hosted its first ice climbing festival in 2021, attended by 23 climbers. So, if you want to try ice climbing next time, don’t miss the ice climbing festival.


With so many mountain sites, India is full of trek activities. You can enjoy your winter vacations with trekking activities. No matter how many times you climb, there’s always something new to discover. There’s no surprise that you need to be fit for trekking activities. Well! Climbing a mountain is a complex task. You need proper equipment and guidance to go trekking. Although Nanda Devi and Kachanjanga are the most challenging treks in India, there are several treks for beginners to climbing, including Zanskar Range, Garhwal Himalayas, Sikkim and Darjeeling trek sites, Lahaul in Himachal. 


Whether you are a beginner or pro, skiing is one of the most popular activities during winters. Sliding through high mountains is surely a thrilling activity. There are several instructors to help you with skiing. However, if you are a pro, you are good to go. Every year a skiing festival is organized in India, several participants take part all around the world. If you are a skiing lover, you absolutely cannot miss the skiing festival. Skiing is worth trying at places like Auli, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass in Manali, Yumthang in north Sikkim, Narkanda in Himachal Pradesh. Skiing cost nearly 8000 onwards.

Backwaters Boat ride: 

Kerala is one of the most stunning places in India. During winters, you can explore its places with a boat ride in the backwaters of Alleppey. The calming and scenic beauty of backwaters is a must-visit place in winters. Travellers enjoy sightseeing and enjoy the several flora and fauna species. It is One of the most visited places during winters; Where you can spend cosy time with your partner and family.

Explore the enchanting desert in Jaisalmer 

Have you ever imagined bonfires and camping in the middle of dessert during winters? If yes, then Jaisalmer is the place for you. Prince Sam Dunes, the heart of the Thar desert, is the place where your dessert safari experience begins. Explore the local culture and rich heritage on camel rides during winters. 

Do you love music? Oops, silly question! Who doesn’t? Every year a dessert festival is organized in Jaisalmer during January or February, where local artisans showcase their talent with music, dance and other cultural activities. 

It’s one of the most stunning places to visit during winters. 

Thrilling winter experience in Rann of Kutch

No doubt winters are one of the sorted times to ditch your everyday monotonous life. So, if you are planning your winter vacations, Rann of Kutch is your Sure shot. With extravagant culture and pleasant weather, Kutch is a magnet for tourists during winters. The white rann looks stunning during sunset and sunrise in winters. Gujarat tourism organizes the Rann of Kutch festival during winters, where tourists live in tents right in the centre of the rann. Festival is nothing short of a one of a kind experience with traditional crafts such as embroidery, block print, saree etc., traditional dance forms, music. And you know the best part for adventure lovers? It’s dirt bike racing, parasailing. Simply walking on the Rann of Kutch is a mesmerizing experience. Their kutch special delicacies can not be missed. Their bird watching sanctuary is an added advantage. 


Did you hear me scream? Well! Why not? It’s Goa we are talking about. Although you can hit the beaches of Goa anytime during winters, their cultural events are a highlight. With the arrival of the new year and Christmas, Goa becomes the go-to place for parties. To calm the adventure junkie in you, Goa offers few trekking options. Dudh Sagar falls, beaches including Candolim, Angoda, Anjuna, and Varca, are Goa’s best places to explore. 

There’s no denying that Goa is one of the most visited places in India, so it’s better if you book hotels and other places beforehand.

Pangsau Pass Festival 

Since 2007, this music festival has been a significant tourist attraction for the state. Celebrated in Nampa, Changlong district in Himachal Pradesh. People of Arunachal celebrate the local ethnicity; they perform folk songs and folk dances. Different handcrafted products are put on display. The festival is undoubtedly a place to experience India’s unique cultural heritage. Arunachal Pradesh also has the beauty of its kind; the state has stunning places to visit during winters. From Camping along the riverside to trek in the mountains to a relaxing walk under the stars, Arunachal Pradesh has it all. So, if you are planning to escape your busy life, hit the roads of Arunachal Pradesh and experience its culture, and of course, their delicacies are not to be missed.

Malshej Ghat

With numerous lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat in Maharashtra is yet another place to visit during winters. A perfect delight for nature lovers, Harishchandragad Fort for trekking, scenic lakes and enchanting waterfalls are some of the amazing things to experience in Malshej Ghat. Lush green mountains and local flora and fauna is a stunning place for tourists to escape the busy life of Maharashtra, so if you are looking for a place to spend a short vacation at a calming yet picturesque place, then Malshej Ghat is ideal for you.

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