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5 unforgettable winter experiences in India that will make you love the season

  • Mrinalini Singh
  • December 26, 2017
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Winters mostly make people lazy, inactive, the cold temperatures or the need to get bundled up before leaving the house. Some of us feel that winters are actually one of the best seasons for some dreamy yet epic adventures. Why? Hmmmm… Because there are ample of amazing cold-weather thrills that you can experience only in this season.

Here is a look at 5 winter experiences in India are definitely the best way to make the most of winter season.

A Snowy Sojourn Through Sela Pass: A treasured lifeline for the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Sela Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass that links the rest of the country to Tawang – the land of breath-taking valleys, ancient monasteries, cloudy rivers. It is also a place that offers truly breath-taking views of the eastern Himalayan range.

Star-admiring in the Great Rann of Kutch: ‘Hauntingly Beautiful’ are the two words that appropriately describe the surreal and silent landscape of the Great Rann of Kutch, the extensive salt marsh in the world. In winter season this endless white landscape is at its magical best which at the same time hosts the 3-month-long Rann Utsav. Take a night ride up the Kala Dungar to witness the glittering moonlight lighting up the infinite white sands – a horizon that will remain inscribe in your memory forever.

Ice Skating and Hot Chocolate in Shimla: The capital of Himachal has sounds and spirit of the season, cloudy days with a sprinkle of sunshine, an emblematic church that sits in the middle of a splendid lit up Mall Road and a picturesque alpine backdrop on top of it all. Be sure to try your hand at ice skating at the Skating Club of Shimla, India’s largest and only natural ice skating rink.

The Magnificent Beautiful Chadar Trek: Used by the local residents to travel between Zanskar and Leh, the alarming trail provides an excellent opportunity to explore the age-old culture if the Zanskar region, which is a fascinating mixture of Tibetan and Indian cultures. Furthermore, trekkers can also spot local wildlife such as snow leopard, sheep and ibex during their trip.


Cloud-kissed forest trails of Daringbadi: It is known as Kashmir of Odisha is a bewitching place that beckons with its small-town charm and wealth of natural beauty. Alighted at a height of 3500 feet above sea level, this little-known hill station is surrounded by beautiful coffee gardens, rich green valleys and ancient forests that will remind you of Robert Frost’s beautiful lines.

Pack your bags, some crunch stuffs to munch upon, sweaters and explore these wonderful winter destinations in India


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