Lesser known Winter Destinations in India- Ngtraveller
"How many lessons of faith and beauty must we lose if there is no winter in our year!" -Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Summer is gone and winter has begun! Planning a trip during this season is a lot of fun. India is known for its abundant biodiversity and climate change. It has many incredible tourist destinations where you can satisfy your vacation cravings. But do you still have any idea where to go this winter? Or maybe you are thinking of some of the famous hill stations that you have visited before. Sit back, relax, and check out the details of some of India's lesser-known winter destinations. Here, you can explore the best landscapes and enjoy exciting activities at the same time.
Eliminate boredom, explore more about India, and enhance your travel experiences by visiting these lesser-known winter destinations. So pack your bags and head out to face the cold this winter! Here you go -
Mechuka- The Forbidden Valley
Visit the unexplored land of Arunachal Pradesh: Mechuka is a small town located about 6000 feet above sea level in the Mechuka Valley. A tour of Mechuka has a lot to offer. It is surrounded by rugged mountains, the River Seum and lush green forests, but during the winter the scenery is totally different here. Once you get there, you will find a thick layer of snow all around you. It is one of the least popular and romantic destinations to visit this winter.
Things to do: Trekking, horseback riding, excursions to explore the city, photography.
Places to visit: Mechuka Viewpoint, Samten Yongcha Monastery
Tips: Don't forget to make Momo with Mimba tribes.
Tawang – Beauty At Its Peak
Tawang is famous for the Tawang Monastery, the second largest Buddhist monastery in the world. The place is a paradise for adventure lovers. Make this winter exciting by visiting the land of Tawang. It is surrounded by the Himalayas and majestic valleys draped in multi-colored prayer flags. Be a part of the Losar Festival held here and add another festive atmosphere to winter. This city has three main shopping sites: Old Market, Nehru Market and New Market. Enjoy shopping and buying items such as tableware, jackets, shoes, bags, traditional jewelry, prayer wheels, flags, and much more. It is one of the most beautiful destinations to visit this winter.
Things to do: Trekking, be part of the famous Torgya and Losar festivals, sightseeing
Places to visit: Silla Pass, Mother Lake, Nuranang Falls
Tips: Buy prayer flags and make wishes while going to Tawang Monastery.
Contact local travel agencies for weather conditions.
Dawki – The Mirror of Nature
It is located between India and Bangladesh in the northern state of Meghalaya. It is famous for its crystal clear waters of Umngot, which is also called the Dawki River. It is one of the least known winter destinations in India. With a refreshing temperature ranging from 16 to 20 degrees Celsius, this tourist destination becomes exhilarating in winter and one of the best you can experience. The crystal clear water and an abundance of lush greenery make this place simply beautiful. The boat in the crystal clear water gives a hypnotic feeling that the boat is not floating in the air. Duke is also one of the best places to visit with your family this winter. It offers wonderful views of the Meghalayan Panorama. The city is well located to enjoy the Khasi and Jintia hills.
Also Read: Places to visit in North East India
Things to do: boating, photography, sightseeing, trekking
Places to visit: Omengote River, Gavlong Zero Point, Burhill Falls
Tips: don't forget to bring your camera if you do this, it's a big mistake.
Khonoma – The land of Angami Naga
A town in Nagaland, Khonoma is one of the best places to visit in Northeast India in winter. It is one of the hidden gems of the country. The town is known as Angami Naga Village and earned the title of the country's first green town. Konuma is famous for its fairgrounds, forests, and a unique form of agriculture, including some of the oldest agricultural terraces in the area. You can see the balcony plantation and also interact with the local tribe to learn about their way of life and culture. These tribes include a group of experienced artisans, who are experts in the art of weaving with bamboo and reeds.
Things to do: Trekking, camping, nature walks, meditation, photography.
Places to visit: Kohima War Cemetery, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama Heritage Village, Dzukou Valley, Pulie Badze
Tips: Be a part of the famous Hornbill Festival and experience the best of India.