winter holiday destinations

Winter Holiday Destinations in India!

Written by Poorna & Brinda
Have you planned your Winter holiday in India? If you haven’t, it is the time for you to get cracking!
Winter is the best season to travel in India. Except in the Himalayan region, the temperatures across the country is cool and pleasant. The North Indian winter nights may turn colder but this is the best time to visit the country.
We were browsing through the different experiences we had shared in this blog and felt it may be worth providing the important links in one post which we feel is useful while planning your travel during this season. Whether they are beaches or the jungles or the mountains they are all here in one post.
With Christmas holidays around the corner, we hope these links – arranged alphabetically – may be useful for you to plan your trips. Many of them off the beaten track and are still unexplored. If you need any help, just ping us. Happy to help.
Chalukya temples @ Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal
Close to Hampi are gems of Chalukyan architecture. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Pattadakal along with Aihole and Badami can be clubbed along with trip to Hampi. For more details Click on the link below.
Glory of Chalukyan Heritage
Chattisgarh
Chattisgarh is very hot in summers and winter is the best time to explore this wonderful and still unexplored region. For more details Click on the link below.
Chattisgarh Chronicles
Chettinad/Rameshwaram
You must have savoured Chettinad chicken. Chettinad is more than that and is known for its outstanding mansions. Winter is the best time to be there. Club this with Rameshwaram. For more details Click on the link below.
Chettinad – Magnificent mansions and Mouthwatering Menus!
Cherrapunjee
Cherra is known as the place to get wet! If you dont want to get wet, then winter is the time to be there. For more details Click on the link below.
Cherrapunjee – Where wet is beautiful!
Chikmagalur/Sakleshpur/Coorg
Coffee country is lovely in Winter. Explore it leisurely at your own pace. For more details Click on the links below.
Chikmagalur – A monsoon Drive in western ghats
Sakleshpur – Kadamane Estate
Driving Holiday from Bangalore – Coorg
Driving Holidays from Bangalore
Do you love driving holidays? We had listed 6 itineraries of of driving holidays from Bangalore. Winters are the best time to drive around and enjoy the lovely vistas. For more details Click on the links below.
Driving Holidays from Bangalore 1 – Karnataka Heritage Trails
Driving Holidays from Bangalore 2 – Magical Malnad!
Driving Holidays from Bangalore 3 – A tryst with Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu
Driving Holidays from Bangalore 4 – Karavali and Koffee Combo!!
Driving Holidays from Bangalore 5 – Hill Holiday in Coorg, Wayanad and Ooty
Driving Holidays from Bangalore 6 – Exploring Enchanting Uttara Kannada
Dudhsagar Falls
We did monsoon trek on the railway track to magnificent Dudhsagar Falls. Winter is excellent season to do this trek. You also have the bonus of taking bath under the falls!
For more details Click on the link below.
Dudhsagar Falls – A Monsoon trek on Railway Track!
Halebid
The prettiest of temple in the country known for its outstanding sculptures is best visited in winter. For more details Click on the link below.
Halebid – Zenith of Hoysala Architecture
Hampi
Summers are unbearable and winter is the best season to explore this World Heritage Site. You can get lost appreciating the grandeur of one of the largest empires of Medieval India. Club this with splendid valley of Sandur and heritage sites of Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal. For more details Click on the link below.
Hampi Wonders and Sandur Splendours!
Karavali – The West coast of Karnataka

The state of Karnataka is blessed with some lovely beaches. This is the best time to go. You can read all about it here. For more details Click on the link below.

Karavali Vistas – Part II – Udupi, Mangalore & Bekal
Karavali Vistas- Part 1 – Karwar, Gokarna, Murudeshwar
Ladakh
Frozen Ladakh is mesmerising in winter. If you can brave the cold, be there. You may click on the series of posts under the label Ladakh Diaries. There are seven instalments. For more details Click on the link below.
Ladakh Diaries 1 – Manali to Leh, Day One
Malnad
If you don’t want to get wet but want to enjoy the mountains and valleys of Western ghats, this is the time. Making Tirthahalli as the base and explore Malnad which is beautiful.
For more details Click on the link below.
Monsoon in Western Ghats in India – Itinerary to experience it
Ooty
The queen of Hill stations will no doubt be crowded. Drive out of the city and you will see the amazing vistas. Red Hills is one of them. For more details Click on the link below.
Ooty – A quick escape to Red Hills
Rayalaseema
The Rayala Seema region of Andhra Pradesh has unexplored gems. Here is an option for you to explore the region. For more details Click on the link below.
A Journey to the hinterland of Rayala Seema
Trekking
If you love to walk into the nature and is willing to enjoy the lovely landscapes, here are some options. Winter is the best time to do that. For more details Click on the link below.
Five lovely Treks in Karnataka!
Triund Trek – A heavenly hike in Himalayas!
Valparai
The hills of Anaimalai range is vibrant and beautiful. Valparai is an unexplored wonder. For more details Click on the link below.
Valparai – Unexplored wonder!
Waterfalls 
Karnataka is blessed with some beautiful water falls. They may not be at their best in winter but still are worth a sight. For more details Click on the link below.
Ten Waterfalls in Karnataka you should not miss this monsoon!
Wildlife Sanctuaries
Are you the person who is interested in wildlife? Here are our experiences in Bandipur and BR Hills.
For more details Click on the link below.
Bandipur – Tale of a Big Cat!
B R Hills – A wilderness paradise
These are some links we though we will share with you. Hope they have been useful. Still there is so much to come. Ping us if you need help.
These are some posts we thought may be useful. If you need any help, please do write to us. Happy to help.

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Poorna & Brinda

We are Brinda and Poorna from Bengaluru, the “Silicon city” or “Garden city” of India.

We travel together. We caught the travel bug 20 years back. On our honey moon, we traveled over the sea, in the train, by bus and in an aircraft! Our adventures probably started in that year. It continues, ever since.

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