Winter is pure bliss, and surely makes up a great excuse to do just nothing, and enjoy the weather. Whether your choice of lazing out is encroaching the couch with a blanket for days, or it is merely relishing the hot delicacies, your location can entirely change the experience of your winter holidays. Which is precisely the reason why spending your holidays amongst the blossoming nature is a splendid idea! Despite being a popular option, its excitement never fades away!
The northern part of India, primarily the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, is blessed with a lot of scenic places which you can visit to enjoy the right winter vibes. But then, despite your wish, you can’t be at all of them! So here’s your perfect list for the best places for winter holidays in North India.
Jim Corbett National Park
One of the best getaways you seek this winter is the trip to this region of wildlife, which is also one of the oldest National Parks in the country. Jim Corbett is a famous wildlife sanctuary and is located in the serene state of Uttarakhand. Spending winters here is the best that you can do if you wish to be at peace and explore nature at its best.
Some Jim Corbett resorts have opened up to facilitate your stay at this beautiful place. Who doesn’t love snuggling into the cozy atmosphere and a warm bed, along with excellent views from the forest! What’s more amazing is the convenience that you get in the woods despite it being a secluded area. Enjoy this luxury and the bounties of nature with the jungle safari packages available at the resorts.
Jim Corbett is primarily known for its Bengal tigers. You can also spot leopards, wild elephants, and a variety of birds! Every nature lover is in paradise in Jim Corbett.
Jim Corbett National Park is in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, and can easily be accessed by taxis or buses. Most often, services can be offered by the resort with which you choose to stay, so that you don’t have to worry about anything else but to enjoy your winters, here in the lap of Mother Nature.
Shimla is one of the most famous tourist destinations in winters and is an essential part of the tours that run for expeditions in the North of India. Winters are heaven here. Spending time in this place would mean living your dream of witnessing snowfalls, playing in the snow, riding around on horses and the best of all, waking up to scenic views of the Himalayas.
An excellent resort is all you need to make yourself at home and enjoy the weather as it enwraps you in the magic of this place. Being such a favourite place, you have a lot of options to choose from, but it important to remember that a good resort can help you enhance your experience, whereas a bad one might ruin it all. So check your options carefully!
The temperatures in Shimla vary between -4ºC to 10ºC, with December to January being the coldest. This also the best time to visit Shimla. After all, what better a way to give a peaceful, yet happening start to your new year by celebrating with your family or/ and friends in resorts of Shimla!
Shimla also happens to be the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is very well connected with the rest of the country. Usually, road trips from Delhi are the most preferred options that people love to go by. Shimla tour packages are also available, offered by travel agents, the resorts and hotels. These packages tend to cover the most loved spots and exotic sights of Shimla, in a time sufficient, or as you please.
Often clubbed with a winter season trip to Shimla, is the road trip to Manali, and more surrounding places like Kasol. All of these tourist hotspots lie in the state of Himachal Pradesh, known for its snow-white mountains in the winter months. Not only is it a respite to visit these places to escape the summers elsewhere, but these destinations also glow in their true beauty in the winters as well.
Manali is always full of surprises, and a sight to behold. Although similar to the weather in Shimla, Manali has a charm like no other, which is what attracts people to book resorts in Manali for days together and still not to want to leave this magical place. Young or old, everyone has their reason to stay back and enjoy what they like about Manali which can either be the temples or the treks. Explorers find this place the best during winters, because hey, who wouldn’t love to roam around in warm winter wears and experience the raw, biting cold. Just the thought of holding a warm cup of coffee and sitting with friends at a bonfire is so exciting!
Manali is also very well connected, and several Manali tour packages are available with a travel agency, hotels, and the resorts. These packages bring in a lot of fun, not just because you can sit back and relax, but also because you meet new people, and that makes your memories more valuable!
Winters are the perfect times for you to witness nature’s magic, especially so in places where you can feel it. So don’t waste your time sleeping and dreaming about these places, instead, visit them and live your dreams!