Everyone needs a break from work, family, and tensions. And there’s no better way to escape from the daily grind than by skipping town with your best girlfriends. But where should you go with your girlies to relax? Read below to find out.
The prime hill station to visit in the winter season is Manali. From adventurous trails to a winter vacation with the family – the snow covered expanses are bliss. If you make a visit during the Dussera Season, don’t forget to attend the festivity traditions & celebrations in Kullu’s Temples.
Ladakh has emerged as the new tourist destination among the global visitors. Having the influence of Tibetan culture, its capital Leh is still known as the little Tibet. Ladakh is the home of some of the ancient monasteries made in around 11th century. The amazing views and great flora and fauna have made it popular among the tourists. The snow clad mountain ranges do the favor of the tourists more obsessed with adventurous activities. Skiing, trekking, rafting and skating etc make the visitors crazy to obtain some experience in the tranquil arena like of no other.
The group of about 300 islands deep in the Bay of Bengal, is hilly and rocky and is covered with thick forests. Before independence these islands were known as Kalaponi. Freedom fighters and life prisoners were sent to the Cellular Jail here. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are developing into a major tourism hub with exotic-looking beaches and pristine islands having equally exotic names, wonderful opportunities for adventure sports like snorkelling and sea-walking.
Banaras also known as Varanasi or Kashi in the modern era, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is the spiritual capital of India and the ho-liest of the seven cities in Hinduism and Jainism. Ganga aarti is performed daily at the Dashashwamedh Ghat by a group of priests. Generally Hindu pilgrims are used to of taking the holy dip here in the Chaitya (month of March/April) and Magh (month of Jan/Feb) as well as some other significant events like solar/lunar eclipse etc.
Kerala often referred to as Keralam, is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. Wedged between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West, the narrow strip of land known as Kerala is a destination of a lifetime.The timeless beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the majesty of the undulating hills of Munnar and Vagamon, the serenity of the pristine backwaters of Kumarakom & Kuttanad and the enchanting woods and forests of Thekkady and Silent Valley will have you bowled over. That such a small terrain can hold diverse geographical features and cultures is a wonder in itself. Kerala is well known for its beaches, backwaters in Alappuzha and Kollam, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries. Other popular attractions in the state include the beaches at Kovalam, Kappad, Cherai and Varkala; backwater tourism and lake resorts around Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam; hill stations and resorts at Munnar, Wayanad, Nelliampathi, Vagamon and Ponmudi; and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries at Periyar, Parambikulam and Eravikulam National Park.
Cradled in the lap of majestic mountains of the Himalayas, Kashmir is the most beautiful place on earth. On visiting the Valley of Kashmir, Jehangir, one of the Mughal emperors, is said to have exclaimed: “If there is paradise anywhere on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.” The Mughals aptly called Kashmir ‘Paradise on Earth’ where they journeyed across the hot plains of India, to the valley’s cool environs in summer.
The beach-winter-capital of India gives you the spellbinding experience you’re looking for! Goa is a host to the very famous Sunburn Festival, making it a hub for the youth specifically in December. Even the beaches are fun to be at in the afternoons.
The historical beauty of Rajasthan comprises of the three beauteous destinations of Jaipur, Jaisalmer & Jodhpur. Desert safaris, lake visits, sprawling architecture of monuments & the distinctive cultural diversity of the pink, golden & blue cities of India make it the prime location to be at during the winter season.
Murudeshwar, in Karnataka, is known for the second highest Shiva statue in the world – on the west coast of India. It is also called the hub for scuba diving, for its beautiful seas and a serene environment. In December, Murudeshwar beholds its scenic beauty & is just the place to be!
If you plan on having a trip to the North East, Kohima is one of the best places to visit in December. Nagaland is host to the Hornbill Festival that offers the root-traditional dances, folk songs & classical theatrical performances that will make you experience the North Eastern culture at its best. Also, renown musical sensations from all over the world perform every year!