The Best Winter Holiday Destinations in India 2020

 Choosing the best holiday destinations in India seems endless. From the scenic destinations, culturally soaked sites, destinations that offer the best accommodations to cities bustling with chaos and confusion all found here. 

 The winter season is about to come, and are you worried about where you will be going on your next vacation. In India, there are myriads of festivals and leaves lined up for you in the winter month. Most of the tourists are emptying their pockets on the best winter holiday destinations.

 Think of enjoying a walk in the warm deserts that people have been shying off, the tropical beaches, vast plains, and the snow-laden mountain, and all this gives you a reason to book yourself a ticket for the next vacation. 

But among this holiday destinations in India, there is always a dilemma of choosing the most appropriate places to visit. Here is a list of the best winter holiday destinations in India that you can consider a must-visits. 

  • Goa

Although being the smallest state of India, Goa has lots of things that you can see all year round, but the winter is usually the most fantastic time to experience it all. You can indulge in winter sports, go for beach parties, and even enjoy the wealth of the beaches and islands. More so, winter in Goa marks the seasons of festivals like Christmas and New Year’s party that makes it enticing as ever.

  • Auli, Uttarakhand

 Auli is the ultimate winter destination anyone can prefer. The snow-draped peaks on each side and the tranquillity abound to give you the best feeling. While here, you can engage in multiple activities. You can choose trekking to the snow meadow or riding Asia’s longest cable car and enjoy a full view of the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas. And if you love skiing, visit in January when there is always the National Championship of Skiing, taking place. 

  • Gulmarg

Gulmarg is among the best holiday destinations in India, all year-round. But when the winter sets in, then this town becomes more beautiful. Its frozen lakes, white blanketed landscape, lofty snow-covered peaks, and the ice glazed trees make it a skiing arena in the winter. You can enjoy activities like snowboarding, trekking while enjoying the panoramic views and also skiing.  

  • Binsar, Uttarakhand

  One better way of enjoying your winter holiday in India is being surrounded by the peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Pachachuli. And all these you get them at Binsar. The town has thick forests, a lush of greenery, and you can enjoy a view of the mountain peaks here. With its mesmerizing beauty, this hill town is a paradise that leaves you wanting to visit again. 

  • Kerala

 Kerala is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India.  This is due to its famous Ayurveda spas, spice and tea plantations, verdant greenery, beaches, traditional culture and cuisine, the backwaters, and the diversity in fauna and flora. You can try surfing at Varkala beaches or go boating in the Kerala backwaters. 

  • Nanital, Uttarakhand

 Nanital is blessed with abundant beauty, and plenty of lakes .during the winter, this place gets cold as the Himalayan ranges surround it. The weather here is not always that bad, and you can enjoy going outside the snow, go lake hopping, or even admire the snow-laden Himalayas from the snow viewpoint. 

  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

 Also referred to as the Queen of Hills, Shimla is a winter destination from December to February. It is among the most visited winter holiday destinations in India. Flocks of people come here to enjoy ice skating at the open air, walking amid the pine trees. You can also enjoy the colonial-era architecture as this place was the summer capital of British India. You can choose to visit Narkanda, a two-hour drive from Shimla. This place is a winter wonderland surrounded by the snow-laden peaks with the winter sun.  


The winter season is the most incredible for adventure activities and sightseeing tours. When you are planning your next vacation during the winter season, you can choose to visit India. This place will make your winter holidays a delightful treat. Above are just some of the hottest winter holiday destinations in India you can want visiting between December to February.