The holidays are on in full swing and you are dying to pack your bags & indulge your wanderlust by heading off to some gorgeous winter destination! But you might have already been to most of the well-known places and your list is running out of new options to explore. Well, here are a few offbeat, yet gorgeous destinations in India that will put an end to your confusion and get you started on planning your winter vacation right away!
Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
The best time to visit the salt dessert in the state of Gujarat is during the winter. The vast expanse of barren white land that turns into a magical blue on a moonlit night has to be seen to be believed. This enchanting experience is best enjoyed if you put up in tents on the outskirts of Dhordo Village. What’s more, wintertime is also time for the Rann Utsav that is a celebratory festival held in the salty land and that is a cultural melting pot of all the arts and artists of the region. So, do you need to think any more before booking the tickets to the beautiful region of Kutch this season?
Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
Nestled away in the hilly valleys of Himachal Pradesh, Khajjiar is a hidden gem that’s worth discovering! Explore the dense Deodar forests, the snow-capped hills, the pretty lakes and the lush green meadows to experience the beauty of the place that’s also known as the “Switzerland of India”. If you are the adventurous sort, then you can indulge in activities such as paragliding, horse-riding or trekking. If not, then just lounge on the balcony of your resort with a stunning view of the mountains in front of you and a steaming mug of hot chocolate in hand!
Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
If you are a beach bum and can’t wait to enjoy a few days of the sun, sand and sea; then ditch the quintessential destinations like Goa or Pondicherry and head towards the lesser-known Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu. This quaint sea-side town is a picture-perfect destination with its vibrant blue sea, serene white sand beaches and an idyllic, laid-back vibe that’ll let you spend your vacation just the way you like it! Chill on the picturesque and not-so-crowded beaches with a book in hand or take a refreshing dip in the azure waters of the Bay of Bengal, and end the year on a lazy note at this offbeat but beautiful location!
If you are overlooking the North-eastern part of our country as probable travel destinations, then you are missing out on some stunning locations! One such gorgeous place you can head to this season is Ziro in Mizoram. The rolling hills, the vast expanse of rice fields, azure skies and bright clouds make this place look like something straight out of a picture postcard. Experience the local lifestyle of the Apa Tani tribe or soak in the glorious beauty of the stunning landscapes and panoramic views as you enjoy the experiences this place has to offer.
Start planning now and go to one of these amazing places this holiday season for a mind-blowing travel experience! Start the New Year with an awesome vacation to any of these offbeat destinations and make memories that you’ll cherish forever!