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While must visit places in India do not limit to a certain number, I bring you my favorite top 5 places to visit in winter. Must visit places In India attract people from within the country and abroad.
Winter has almost arrived. North India witness low temperatures during winter while the south enjoys a pleasant climate. Some cities in India are simply better in these months. So, if you are looking for planning a family trip, solo holiday or going out with friends, go through the list of destinations to visit this winter.
Here are my picks for some of the best places to travel in winter:
December is one of the most vacation friendly month in India. With the number of festivals and events, Goa is a destination that you should not miss this December. Goa is the most famous and loved beach winter destination of India. Plan your trip to Goa from 25th December to 1st January. Goa has exactly everything to offer from Christmas to New Year. It is the perfect time to relax on beaches as the weather this time is pleasant here.
If you are a person who loves viewing scenic beauty, then this place should be on your top list while visiting during winters. Though Nainital is not so crowded in winters as it is during summer, but you will find many tourists this season too. Winters are the best time to visit this hill station to view snowfall. Nainital is blessed with immense scenic beauty due to number of lakes present there. So, head over to Nainital to experience snow, chilling weather and picturesque scenery. It will never disappoint you.
Dehradun, a beautiful city and capital of Indian state Uttarakhand has lot of things to offer in winter. Days are generally sunny with an unexpected rain anytime and cold nights marked with awesome climate. There are many spots to visit in Dehradun. Dehradun is known for its heritage, mountains, and lush greenery. Zoological park, waterfalls and shrines – Dehradun has it all. Mahadev Temple, Sahastradhara, Malsi Deer park, Fun Valley, Daat Kali Temple are the few places to visit in or near Dehradun. The beautiful hill station Mussorrie is just 30 kms away from Dehradun.
Rajasthan is too hot in summers, so winter is the best time to visit the places in Rajasthan. Jaipur, a beautiful city of Rajasthan attracts lot of tourists from India and abroad. Early mornings and evenings in winter are dominated by fog. Visit this wonderful place during these months and be all set to have a lovely vacation beating the heat. The pleasant weather ensures that you visit the Royal Pink City with complete delight. Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal are the few historical places to visit in Jaipur. Chokhi Dhani located around 20 km from Jaipur, recreates the ambience of a Rajasthani village. It is an open-air restaurant offers a rural Rajasthani experience complete with entertainment, snacks, camel rides and a proper sit-down Rajasthani meal which is served by enthusiastic servers.
One of the most beautiful states of India, Kerala, also known as God’s own country, attracts lots of tourists in winter season. The temperature is low during in winters but the weather is never too chilly. Located on the sea side, Kerala is a sight to behold. There are plenty of wonderful places to visit in Kerala. Kovalam, Munnar, Poovar are some of the places that one must visit on a trip to Kerala. From coconut palm-lined coasts to rolling hills of tea to diverse wildlife to backwaters, holidays in Kerala make the perfect vacation.
I am definitely going to plan to visit one of these places this winter. So, where are you heading?
If Haridwar – Mussoorie is on your travel list, here are 5 must have food experiences, curated just for you!
During the summer break or a weekend off from work, who doesn’t like to visit the places which have lot to offer you in terms of food, entertainment and enjoyment?
In the month of June, we had a week off from work, so we decided to go for a 3 days 2 nights trip to Haridwar – Mussoorie. That trip was more awesome than expected.
What you need for a good trip is- good food and good people, and I had both of them!
Though the Haridwar’s platter was mostly affected by North Indian vegetarian food, Mussoorie specializes in both Tibetan and Chinese cuisines. So, I am here listing 5 must have foods on your trip to Haridwar – Mussoorie. I hope you will not miss any on you trip to Haridwar – Mussoorie.
Poori Aloo with Meethi Lassi
Whenever you visit Haridwar, indulge in Poori which is a deep fried Indian bread, served along with Aloo Chickpea Curry ( two curries are prepared Aloo and Chickpea, but while serving both are mixed in equal proportions) and that is what makes it really good. The pooris are served garma – garam on a big leaf and are crisp, the potato – chickpea curry is spicy and yummy and you get a nice big glass of creamy meethi lassi along them. This will keep you full for many hours.
So, if you are in Haridwar, you should not miss two things– Evening Aarti at Har ki Paudi and Sweet Samosas. These Samosas have a filling of chopped dry fruits and coconut and are deep fried and dumped into sugar syrup.
Many restaurants in Mussoorie serves authentic Tibetan and Chinese food. All the dishes are delicious but chilli momos stand out. The steamy, soft momos with spicy gravy is something you must try. You will be committing a sin if you forget to try this heavenly food!
Maggi at Maggi points
Maggi Points are located on the Dehradun-Mussoorie Road. These road side hawker sheds serve hot and spicy Maggi noodles and other snacks. Stop by one of these sheds on your way to Mussoorie and enjoy the delicious noodles.
There is a very famous shop in Mussoorie which serves delicious sweets and garam dhoodh. I assure you guys that the “garam doodh” in kulhad is sheer divinity. Do ask for an extra dollop of malai / “cream”. Gajar/carrot halwa and dry fruit samosas are other must-try foods here.
The list doesn’t really end here. Stopping by the mallside road for soups or fresh apple juice is yet another experience.