Come winters and almost all of us find ourselves packing our bags and move out to hill stations to enjoy the chill in the air. The period from December to January is the time when even the regular hilly tourist spots transform into a magical place. If you are planning to make the most out of the winter, visit these places to enjoy its full essence:
1. Dawki, Shillong
Shillong is stunning during winters as the weather is pleasant. Known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong is a true winter wonderland. Winter’s the time when the place is bustling with carnivals and festivals. The winter carnival attracts a lot of tourists from all over India. When in Shillong, visit Dwaki and take a boat ride on the Unmgot River. The water is pristine and the calmness you experience is rejuvenating. You can also visit the border town near Unmgot River and relish the fresh and juicy oranges. Are you looking for India tour packages? If yes, then we have a wide range of specially curated packages for you. Visit http://www.tourient.com/ and check our tour packages today.
2. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
You cannot miss Shimla during winters. It’s the time when the usual crowd of tourists is missing and the peace you will find is just beyond imagination. You can enjoy the snowfall, walk on the snow floor, and enjoy winter games with your friends and family. You can also visit Chail, which is just 2 hours drive away from Shimla. This quaint little town was once a summer retreat of the Maharaja of Patiala. You can stay at the Chail Palace Hotel, which was once owned by the Maharaja.
3. Auli, Uttarakhand
What could be the best way to enjoy winters than skiing on the snow-clad slopes? Auli is India’s most famous skiing destination. The snowcapped mountain ranges present a mesmerising view and of course a sight to behold. Auli is a place where you can get a taste of thrilling adventure sports. This is the best place to learn and master the art of skiing. And if you think you are a skiing champ then you can take part in the skiing championship here which is held in the month of January. If you are visiting Auli then don’t forget to visit places such as Gurso Bugyal, Trishul Peak, Rudraprayag, and Joshimath
4. Patnitop, Jammu and Kashmir
How about enjoying a bird’s eye view of the snow-capped landscapes and mountain ranges? If you are “in” for some adrenaline rush, then visit Patnitop this winter and go for paragliding. This is the most famous hill station in Jammu and Kashmir and is located in Udhampur. Nature has blessed this place with beautiful coniferous forests, valleys, slopes and the splendid mountains of the Pir Panjal range. The atmosphere is serene and calm. When in Patnitop, visit the beautiful Sanasar lake, Billo ki Powri, and Baglihar Dam.
We hope that you will enjoy a thrilling winter vacation in these places.