TRAVEL DIARY FOR WINTERS
December is here and so are the chilling winters. Wondering the ways to reach out the scorching sun or embellishing your winter days with snowy bliss? Here in India we have a good number of destinations where you would get a break from the freezing winters and some where you can rejoice the chilliness.These destinations would welcome you with their open arms to engulf you into their beauty.
Himachal Pradesh – The Queen Of Hills
Loads of people rush to Himachal during the winter time as it provides an awing view of snow. The gigantic Himalayan Ranges will never fail to offer you the white scenic beauty. Shimla , Kullu , Manali , Mc Leodganj , Dharamshala and Dalhousie are some of the cities one may prefer to visit in order to take full advantage of white season. The magnificent tour to any of these places would make your winter holidays memorable. A road trip to your desired destination would act as an icing on the cake. The queen might be a threat to your pocket when it comes to shopping as on your visit to the local marketplaces you would want everything to be placed either in your cupboards or on your walls. The market stuff is a treat to one’s eye.Who would not want to create their own snow mans and ski over the carpet of snow? Enjoy the chilliness with a hot cup of tea.
Goa And Andaman – Breeze on the Blues
The two places offer you with an exotic beach experience. It gets more beautiful when the adventurous water sports come to afront.
Saying Hola to Goa is kind of mandatory for the young generations. It is almost impossible to resist yourself from diving into the smashing beaches (Baga ,Anjuna, Calangute and Querim). The warmness of sun along with cold waters splashing all over gives an overwhelming experience. Scuba diving, kayaking and wind surfing would add an adventurous spice to the trip. One can experience the best night life. You can make yourself fall in love with the delicious Goan food ( Pork Vindaloo, Rava Fried Fish , Goan Fish Curry). The historical aesthetics of the place have an impending effect one’s memory(Basilica of Bom Jesus , Aguada Fort, Mangueshi Temple). Goa proves to be an amazing shopaholics spot with pretty dresses and ornaments made of fresh sea shells. The Anjuna Flea Market, Calangute Market square and Saturday night bazaar are some market places which are seen bustling with tourists.
The Andamans especially Port Blair encounter a huge tourist haul during the winter season. The tranquil beaches(Corbyns Cove, Vijayanagar, Ramnagar , Karma Tang) with wavy palms provide delightful evening and early morning scenes. Set in Bay of Bengal the blue seas with enormous greenery is a perfect combo to switch on the relaxation mode. The Museums here uncover the hidden secrets of the place. Fisheries museum exhibits species of marine life, Forest Museums lets you discover the wooden handicrafts and Samudrika Museum is a house for corals, shells and other sea creatures. A vivid glimpse of coral world is possible while you go for water sports such as para sailing, water scooters, scuba diving and water skiing.
Kashmir – Heaven on Earth
How about experiencing Paradise on Earth? Kashmir is the only name that comes to one’s mind when the most beautiful place on earth is talked about. Be ready to encounter a bulk of snow during the winter season. Kashmir becomes White Beauty in winter time hence perfect for snow lovers. Shikara ride in Dal lake and conquering the roads to Ladakh gives an undaunted experience. Kashmiri pulav, Kebabs and Kehva will anyhow make your taste buds lively. The pashmina shawl is the best souvenir which one could get from the place. Srinagar is a place where Nature shows its true colors and comes out at it’s best. It is undoubtedly the most beautiful places in India. Gulmarg is perfect for adventure enthusiasts and Kupwara is known as the crown of Kashmir . Chadar trek(Ladakh) is one of the most evident episode in which one treks over a frozen river. Visiting Kashmir is believed to be an unforgettable experience because of its seamless beauty which soothes the soul of anyone who visits the place.
Kerala – God’s Own Country
With religious beliefs and embraced beauty of seas and greenery Kerala comes into a list of the most visited places in winters in order to get rid of the chilly season. The historical beliefs in god brings it the name of God’s own country resulting in construction of majestic temples via its admirers (Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple,Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Chottanikkara Temple, Vadakkunathan Temple). Kochi , Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and Thrissur are most visited regions in Kerala. Munnar is a hill station located in Kerala which gives a cool experience under the heating sun. Exploring Backwaters in Alleppey cannot be missed if visiting the state. Also who doesn’t like the South Indian food? Enrich your tongue with the originality of South Indian foods. The culturally rich state is famous for giving a mesmerizing experience to its visitors through its traditional classical dance Kathakali. Don’t forget to munch on the famous banana chips.
The above listed places are apt for both the winter lovers and winter escapers.
BUCKLE UP YOUR SHOES AND PLAN A TRIP!