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Top 10 Winter Vacation Sites in India

Winters are the time of a feel good spirit. They also make for a good time to go on a vacation with your family, or even all by yourself. And soon it will be time for winter holidays. Are you wondering about the places to go for winter holidays in India?

Shimla & Manali - Himachal Pradesh

For all the adventure seekers, if you wish to have a quintessential skiing experience, Shimla & Manali are the perfect skiing destinations. The landscape paints a white background that brings out some of the most intriguing peaks. In India, Shimla and Manali remains one of the most preferred locations by honeymooners in India

Kaziranga national park is perhaps the most fulfilling place that anyone can visit in India. The park offers plenty of flora and Fauna, with animals ranging from tigers to rhinoceros. Kaziranga is the oldest park in India providing the largest habitation for single horned rhinos. Kaziranga hosts a vibrant populace of over 40 fish species, 27 reptile species, nine amphibian species, 35 mammal species and 491 bird species. The nearest airport is 96km from Kaziranga. The railway is 80km away while the bus starts at Guwahati, 217km from Kaziranga.

Amritsar is one of the most famous tourism sites in Punjab. The location offers one of the best winter holidays in the whole of India. The golden temple in Amritsar stands amazingly as one of the most loved historical sites and the most religious shrine for the Sikh community. A sacred pond surrounds the temple where one can take a bath before going out to pray to God.

Auli offers one of the best places to visit for a skiing holiday. Auli is in the state of Uttarakhand. It has amazing valleys that offer some of the most magnificent slopes for skiing. Auli has managed to live up to its fame, almost catching up with Shimla & Manali, as the most beautiful skiing slope in India.

Shillong offers a peaceful and calming location. Located in Meghalaya, which means the abode of the clouds, its climate is mild in comparison to tropical India. To the north, Shillong harbors Umiam Lake, which resembles the Lochs of Scotland. The lake is man made, known to the locals as Barapani that means big water. The best transportation is by plane, which usually takes 5 hours from Calcutta. Additionally shillong has butterfly museum, golf course, and three falls namely elephant fall, bishop and Beadon falls and sweet falls.

Mcleodganj is calm and beautiful. It hosts a huge populace of Tibetans and is prevalent for its Buddhist sites i.e. Dalai Lama temple, Tsuglagkhang. It has statues of Padmasambhava, Avalokitesvara, and Shakyamuni. One can also visit Tibetan sites, like Namgyal Monastery and the famous Tibetan institute of performing arts. The best way to visit Mcleodganj is by Air, which is 15km from Dharamshala. The trail starts out in Pathankot 85km and stops 20km away from Dharamshala.

Mount Abu in Rajasthan, the only hill station standing at 1220 meters. Mount Abu offers the perfect retreat for any vacationer or tourist. Near Mount Abu, there is a Wildlife Sanctuary formed in 1960 occupying 290 kilometers. Its location has attracted thousands of tourists.

The name Munnar means three rivers. Munnar is a haven of tranquility and peace. It also harbors a green lovely vegetation to its appeal. Its a remote place and the nearest airport is 105 kilometers from Cochin international airport. Munnar hosts 4 National Parks : Eravikulam National Park, Pampadum Shola National Park, Anamudi Shola National Park Palani Hills National Park and 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries : Manjampatti Valley Kurinjimala Sanctuary, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

The park sits below the sub- Himalayan belt, it is located in Uttarakhand. Jim Corbett National Park is a home to all the endengered bengal tiger species. The park is full of flora and fauna. The park attracts more than 70,000 visitors. For all who wish to experience an exciting vacation, this is the place to be.

Also known as Kodagu, Coorg comes out as one of the primary top tourist destination. Its main attractions are Nagarahole National Park, Abbey Falls, Bhagamandala, Talakaveri, Iruppu Falls, Nisargadhama, Dubare, and the Golden Temple, which belongs to the Tibetan Buddhist.

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