With winter comes the promise of good times – from Diwali festivities to the exciting celebration of Christmas and the oncoming New Year. Cities and towns all across the globe spend this festive season in their own special way and it’s a great time to explore new places! So this year, why not shake things up a little and go all out there to experience the magic of the winter season somewhere new and exciting? This list of wonderful winter destinations has everything from bustling city capitals to cosy mountain towns. So, head out and jazz up your Instagram feed with the coolest travel pictures this season!
As far as winter destinations are concerned, Norway, known as the capital of the Arctic is definitely a part of most bucket lists. Known to be one of the most beautiful cities of Norway, it’s the best place for spotting the Aurora Borealis and the magical Northern Lights. Just pile on those layers starting with a cashmere sweater with a woolen trousers. Next comes a checked jacket or trench coat and finished with a huge and warm fluffy woolen scarf, you’ll be all set to enjoy the Arctic in style & warmth. You’ll need a sturdy suitcase or big duffle bag to pack in all the heavy woolens you’ll need for this trip, so get your hands on some trendy luggage of big size for the same.
If you don’t like bone-chilling cold of the hills, and crave for some sun & sand this time of the year, then this is a great place to head to! This breathtakingly beautiful beach destination in India is situated on the West coast in Karnataka and is a place frequented by foreign tourists. Carry a light cabin baggage that’ll fit all your beach essentials – from bright sun-dresses & flip-flops to trendy shorts & beach hats. Gokarna is known for its yoga ashrams & healthy living homestays, so indulge in a stress-free & relaxing holiday at this pristine beach town!
Prague, Czech Republic
Winters in Prague are nothing less than magical. This city will charm you with its winding cobbled streets, towering spires, flickering gas-lit street lamps, and all of its fairy tale-ish beauty. You can just dress up in a pastel fuzzy coat, over a tucked-in sweater, a leather skirt, woolen stockings and matching pastel boots for a day of exploring this gorgeous city. Spend the day in a cosy café or the evening in a packed pub, witnessing the city getting covered in a blanket of snow. A chic suitcase and a roomy backpack will give you enough space to pack in all your essentials like warm clothes, accessories, boots, toiletries etc. so that you can travel in style!
Another of the many winter escapades in India, the charming hill station of Mussoorie is just an hour long drive from Dehradun. The snow-covered lush green landscapes offer an unmatchable view of the surrounding Himalayas and the Doon valley below. Known as the Queen of hills, this hill-station is perfect to be visited for the myriad colors of the sunset it brings with it. Just pack in warm hoodies, distressed jeans, bomber jacket and sneakers, pick up your duffle bag and set out to the outskirts of this picture-perfect town for a wintry picnic in the hills!
Munich is definitely an attractive holiday destination owing to its Christmas markets, glittering lights, mulled wine, and roast goose. It will keep you perfectly occupied with the many activities at festivals, or the historical city’s cultural attractions or the numerous restaurants, cafes and bars dotting the streets. You can just dress up cosy in a knitted jumper, trendy joggers, an oversized blazer and sneakers, and drink and dine your way through the Alpine slopes. Carry a cool backpack with you on the long days of sightseeing, and you will be sorted for the best holidays ever!
So, tick these 5 amazing destinations off your bucket list and have a great winter holidays. These destinations offer picturesque sceneries as well as exciting activities and are sure to make your holiday season, one of the most memorable times ever! Not forgetting the favor it will do to your Instagram feed, which you’ll fill with perfect #travelgoals pictures!