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Top 6 destinations in India to escape the winter chill

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‘I prefer my footprints in the sand to the snow’ – Anonymous

There’s a tilt of an axis, a drop in the temperature and everybody’s ready to welcome winters. But if you are like me, who does not want to miss a chance to break away from the cold, consider these 6 destinations across India to find refuge from this weather.

1. Alleppey, Kerala

Set amid enchanting backwaters and natural beauty, Alleepey is a perfect place to escape the winter chill. This destination is popularly known as the ‘Venice of the East’ and has lived up to its name with its unmatched beauty and lush green vistas. Other things that attract tourists to Alleepey is its beaches, temples and Ayurveda spas.

2. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann of Kutch

There might not be many reasons to be here in summers, but Rann of Kutch has too many things planned to lure you in winters. This is one of the largest salt deserts in the world and entire Rann comes alive in the months of November, Decemeber and January. The major draw to the Rann being the Rann Utsav, where one can enjoy the traditional folk dance and music, stay in luxurious camps, adventure sports and a lot more.

3. Goa


This winter destination in India is ideal for walks on the beach, spending lazy hours under the sun and doing just nothing. Goa is an unmistakably hard-to-miss place with beautiful hotels, palm fringed beaches, delectable cuisine and all things fun. Also, the nightlife in Goa is something to be experienced once in a lifetime.

4. Pondicherry

A quaint little town, Pondicherry is known for its French legacy and a peaceful community living. The colonial buildings, beaches, churches, town houses and authentic French food adds a considerable appeal to this place and gives you a reason to be here. This is a place where you can relax, and find meaning and purpose in the small things in life.

5. Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Not a winter lover but a wildlife enthusiast? Well, think no more and head to Ranthambore National park. Home to Royal Bengal Tiger, this national park is sprawled over an area of 1,334 square kilometres and promises the most enjoyable wildlife experience. Other than tigers, you can spot leopads, chinkaras and over 300 species of birds.

6. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

This is a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can enjoy your winters far away from the chilly winds and dry weather. Owning to its fascinating temples, cave sanctuaries and fine sculptures, Mahabalipuram is a place of interest for those inspired by the history and culture of India. Some of the popular attractions here are The Five Rathas, the Shore Temple and Arjuna’s Penance. Also, sunset is worth watching from this site.

So head to these destinations and escape the winter blues.

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Srishti is a writer by profession and a dreamer by choice. She loves experimenting with her space and her looks. Being an avid animal lover, she plans on being a part of Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation in near future.

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