Top 7 winter destinations in India to visit now

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chikmagalur
  • Coorg
  • Dehradun
  • Wayanad
  • Munnar
  • Manali
  • Shimla
  • Summary

Introduction

Yearning for idyllic hill escapes? Waiting to discover the unreal splendour of nature? The winter destinations in India awaken your inner wanderlust

Winter usually experiences peak travel season as many plan their year-end trips. Colourful festivals and long weekends inspire travellers to try something new. From trying new adventures and experiencing magical snowfall to seeking solace in nature, you can do everything in India.

Hit the roads to drive along snaky roads filled with an abundance of nature. We have compiled a list of awe-inspiring winter destinations in India. 

Bag2Bag brings you a handpicked collection of resorts and homestays in hill stations of India. 

Chikmagalur

Cuddled up in the lap of Mullayangiri ranges, Chikmagalur is the proud coffee land of Karnataka. Enchanted with sprawling coffee plantations and thick foliage, you will feel closer to nature. The fresh aroma of coffee hangs in the air to invite you to this entrancing land. Learn more about the intricate process involved in coffee making with a bit of history in the coffee museum. 

More than just being a coffee destination, Chikmagalur offers exciting adventure options and nature trails. Visit the temples nestled in the lush setting and pray for your wishes. Grab a homestay in Chikmagalur amidst coffee valleys and taste a refreshing sip right from the plantations. 

Bookmark this destination for a quick weekend getaway from Bangalore. 

Things to do and see in Chikmagalur: Kudremukh National Park, Mullayanagiri Trek, Coffee Museum, Kalhatti Falls, Bhadra River Rafting, Coffee Plantation Walk 

Coorg

Touted as the Scotland of India, Coorg lures travellers with its spellbinding sceneries and lavish coffee valleys. Boasting the mesmeric backdrop of mist-clad peaks, get drenched in nature. Affable weather lingers all around the year to make it ideal for sightseeing. 

Coorg unveils new surprises every season to enchant travellers. Spend your day visiting the exotic coffee valleys, trekking across bumpy terrains, and rafting in streaming rivers in Coorg. Bag2Bag offers a huge collection of homestays and resorts in Coorg

Get up early to catch gorgeous mist views and utilize fantastic amenities. Coorg is yet another soothing weekend getaway from Bangalore. Savour unique dishes from Kodava cuisine and enjoy the warm hospitality. 

Things to do and see in Coorg: Golden Temple, Abbey Falls, Raja’s Seat, Coffee trails, Tadiandamol Peak Camping, River Rafting, Brahmagiri Trekking

Dehradun

Amidst the majestic Doon Valley and at an altitude of 1400 feet, there lies the gorgeous hill station Dehradun. A splash of modernity with striking natural charm beckons travellers. Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand, tops the list when choosing winter destinations in India. 

An extensive list of sightseeing and adventure options draws in various travellers. Also, Dehradun remains the base for travellers visiting Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Haridwar. The city flaunts its irresistible beauty with waterfalls, caves and sunrise viewpoints. 

Travellers can witness the sun and clouds playing hide and seek in Dehradun. Roam around and capture the spirit of citylife in Dehradun. Trendy shopping spots, hip cafes, theme parks, etc., guarantee an exhilarating holiday. 


Things to do and see in Dehradun: Fun Valley, Sahastradhara Ropeway, Pacific Mall, Clock Tower, Malsi Deer Park, Robber’s Cave, Paltan Bazaar, Lacchiwalla

Wayanad

Cosied up in pristine nature, Wayanad is the place to get lost in the wilderness. The unending spread of spice plantations, wildlife sanctuaries, soaring peaks, stunning waterfalls, etc., will let you unplug and unwind. Whether to absorb the serenity or engross in extreme adventures, travellers usually choose Wayanad.

Emerald green sceneries with pleasant weather endlessly enamour travellers. Trek to the peaks of lush mountains or ancient caves in Wayanad for unique experiences. A day in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary will be perfect to spot gigantic creatures and adorable birds. Take home a bag full of travel memories! Experience a rejuvenating retreat in God’s Own Country. 

Would you prefer to stay in resorts in Wayanad? Then, Bag2Bag offers rustic properties with views of greenery. 


Things to do and see in Wayanad: Chembra Peak, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kuruvadweep, Thirunelli Temple, Banasura Hill Trekking

Munnar

Snuggled amidst the ethereal setting of the Western Ghats, Munnar is one of the attractive winter destinations in India. Sky-piercing mountains with mist on top, exquisite greeneries, expansive tea valleys and rich wildlife, etc., await you in Munnar. Experience a magical escape into nature and calm your senses! 

Honeymooners, solo vagabonds and adventure addicts can find an eclectic range of interests in Munnar. Cruise along the most hypnotic lakes or camp on top of a mountain to touch the clouds. Get sweeping views of untouched nature while staying in the homestays in Munnar. The sunrise points in this archaic hill station will let you witness the sun igniting the sky with magical colours. Pamper your soul with ayurvedic massages from the comfort of homestays. Enjoy a mindful stay with Bag2Bag!  


Things to do and see in Munnar: Rose Garden, Attukkad Waterfalls, Pothamedu View Point, Jeep Safari, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Ayurvedic Spa Treatments.

Manali

Be it escaping the scorching heat in summer or experiencing snow in winter, Manali is the go-to hill station for travellers. One of the most versatile tourist attractions you will see in India. Wandering across this enthralling hill station will let you unearth several hidden gems. 

The unblemished backdrop of nature with a tranquil ambience quenches the wanderlust of travellers. Get playful in the snow in the winter fairyland of Manali. The destination inspires daring adventures such as skiing, paragliding, rafting, and so on. You cannot miss the experience of trekking along the mountains endearingly wrapped in snow. Book homestays in Manali with Bag2Bag and capture the gorgeous snowy views. Experience the real snowfall experience like never before! 


Things to do and see in Manali: Jogini Waterfalls, Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Rohtang Valley, Manu Temple, Van Vihar, Bhrigu Lake

Shimla

Standing impressively at an altitude of 2200m, Shimla, the wonderland of Himachal Pradesh satiates the travel bug. The destination offers postcard-perfect surroundings with blissful weather. Take a life-changing journey in the unspoiled realm of the Himalayas.

Saunter along Mall Road to find numerous quirky cafes and shopping centres. The architecture in Shimla exudes the bucolic charm of the British-colonial era. Shimla is nothing less than a paradise for adventure seekers with an assortment of options such as Heli-Skiing, mountain cycling, camping, etc. Grab a seat in the Toy Train, which takes you through the scenic routes of Shimla and offers you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Stay in the best resorts in Shimla, which overlook ascending mountain ranges or lakes.


Things to do and see in Shimla: Toy Train Ride, Summer Hills, Mall Road, Kufri, Jakhoo Temple, Green Valley, Chail, Christ Church, Narkanda

Summary

Pack your bags soon and explore the incredible winter destinations in India. For pleasant stay experiences, you can rely on Bag2Bag.

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Ganesh is a content writer at Bag2Bag.in. He is an avid reader and writes too. He also travels a lot and a nature lover.

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