Top 15 Winter Gateway in North India

Spent you holidays in India is just like a leaving in paradise! Yes if you never visit the paradise on earth then must visit the top holiday destination of North India India. Although India is well known tourist destination in behalf of every term but there are some special most visiting winter gateways, which are really adorable. The eye catching beauty of these places will really steal your heart. You will get here everything from snow capped mountain to crystal clear River, from beautiful historical monuments to modern city, form rugged land to lush green landscape. There is a list of some popular visiting places where you can enjoy much enough, even beyond the imagination.

Agra

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Located on the bank of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is popular tourist destination in the world because of its three UNESCO WORLD heritage sites – Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Shikri and Agra Fort. Taj Mahal is popular as a symbol of love in the world, which is a beautiful white marble monument, and built, by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Jahan in 1632. The complex is completed in 1653 by 20,000 artisans and the cost estimated at that time to be around 32 million rupees. Agra is also a home to seven wonders. The destination is rushed with tourists from all over the world during the winter session, once you get the glimpse of Taj Mahal you will definitely captivate in the beauty of this 7 wonder.

Jaipur

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If you are getting bore inside the home in this chilly winter, then don’t worry just pack your bags and get ready for outing. There is the most popular tourist destination during winters, Jaipur is waiting for you. The pink city is best for those want to explore the perfect blend of tradition, history and modernity. Jaipur is a part of Golden triangle circuit and also know for its amazing activities like elephant safari, heritage tour, traditional shopping and all. Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort are the some major heritage sites of Jaipur. So don’t miss the chance to explore all those things go ahead to Jaipur.

Udaipur

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Consider as the “City of Lake” Udaipur is the most beautiful travel destination in India and popular for its history, culture, palaces and scenic location. The city was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh and spread over an area of 37 Km2. Like any other destination of Rajasthan, Udaipur is also fulfilled with valour, heroism and chivalry. There are so many tourist attractions like City Palace, Lake Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar, Ahar, Gulab Bagh, Pratap Memorial, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Jagdish Temple and much more. Udaipur is also counted in the list of honeymoon destination in India during winter seassion. One of the best destination to visit during winter in India for family and couples.

Jaisalmer

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The “Golden City” of Rajastha, Jaisalmer is one of the best winter gateway destinations for hang the winters. Situated in the midst of Thar Desert, the city attracts number of travellers from all over the country including honeymooners and other leisure travellers. Jaisalmer is the best example of beautiful Rajasthani architecture, carved window and designed wall. The heritage site offers you so many places to visit like Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli, Salim Sing-Ki-Haveli and beautiful Gadisar Lake with so many beautiful shrines.

Dharamshala

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Perfect time for just chill out in this chilly winter and play hide and seek with your beloved one in this smoky hill of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala is a great escape of thick grove of Oak and Conifer forest, where you can forget your all tiredness and rejuvenate your mind and body soul. International cricket stadium of Dharamshala has a spectacular overlooking view with snow capped mountain during winter season. McLeod Ganj is popular shopping area of Dharamshala, which is running from the time of Dalai Lama. The Jewel of Dharamshala “Triund hill” is one of the major attractions of this place, which is around one day (9 km) trek from McLeod Ganj.

Dalhousie

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The summer retreat of India, Dalhousie is a tranquil hill station of Himachal Pradesh and located at an elevation of 1,970 metres above to sea level. The name Dalhousie was after the name of Lord Dalhousie, who was the British Governor – General in India during establishment of this place. The beautiful place is established in colonial style and also offers you some of the most beautiful churches of North India. The St. Francis Church, St. Patrick’s Church, St. Andrew’s Church and St. John’s Church is the name of few. Apart from theses the town is surrounded with dense forest of oak, pine, deodar and rhododendrons and all the surroundings are covered with snow during the winter.

Pushkar

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Consider as one of the oldest city of India, Pushkar is situated in the Coast of Pushkar Lake. The city is the famous for camel safari and other adventure activities. Pushkar is known as one of the five sacred Dhams for Hindu devotee and according to myth no pilgrimages is considered to be complete without visiting Pushkar Dham. Tirtha Raj Lake is also a major attraction of this place, according to theology the lake is formed by the tears of Lord Shiva which shed after the death of his wife, Sati. Accept theses, you can also explore here some other temples including Brahma temple, Sawai Bhoj temple, Gayatri temple, Varaha temple, Gautama Maharishi temple, Savitri temple and many more. It is very important to visit Pushkar for Hindu devotees to complete their journey of Dhams.

Manali

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Manali is the heart beating destination for winter lovers, those really want to play with snow and enjoy this chilly winter. Just imagine the glimpse of snow capped mountain sitting with your beloved one will really give you outstanding feeling in the world. Surrounded with beautiful fogy environment and amazing alpine forest of Deodar and Sal tree, Manali is a top most tourist destination of India. Apart from breathtaking natural beauty you can also explore here bunch of adventure activities like paragliding, skiing, trekking and Zorbing. Manali is also well known for Indo-Tibetan culture. There are two popular Buddhist pilgrimages sites – The Gadhan Thehchoking Gompa and Nyingamapa Gompa. Well the temperature during the winter remains chilly, so it is advised that never forget to carry woollen clothes.

Kasauli

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Kasauli is a tranquil hill station of Himachal Pradesh situated in the foot hill of Himalaya. The tiny hills surrounded with thick forest of oak, pine and chestnut is a perfect winter gateway to escape in cool environment from hustle – bustle city life to rejuvenate your mind and body soul. The Monkey Point is one of the major attractions of this place, which is a popular pilgrimage site. Besides these, the site offers some other attraction of this hill station like Sai Baba Mandir, Baba Balak nath Temple and church.

Shimla

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The summer capital of India, Shimla is a perfect winter gateway for those want to enjoy winter till the deep of heart. A small hamlet is as beautiful as paradise the beauty of this place is enough to captivate somebody’s heart and full fill their wishes about hill station to complete this trip. There are so many building that are designed in the Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architectures dating from the colonial era, as well as numerous temple and churches. That is much enough to allure any traveller from all around the country. The major attractions of this place are Jakhoo Temple, the Mall Road, Viceroy Lodge, the Christ Church and the Ridge. The Kalka-Shimla Railway line is also a popular tourist attraction and mentioned in a UNESCO World Heritage ‘site.

Mussoorie

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Perched at an elevation of 1,880 meter above sea level, Mussoorie is a small hamlet located about 35 km from Dehradun. Situated in the foothill of Garhwal Himalaya, the hill station offers majestic view of Mussoorie with its lush green hills and variety of flora and fauna. The Queen of hills, Mussoorie is a perfect gateway for short time traveller, must visiting destination for those want to explore the beauty of hill stations in very short period.

Nainital

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Known as a paradise of nature lover and the popular lake city of Uttarakhand, India, Nainital is a tranquil hill station situated in the foothill of Himalaya. The beautiful hills offer an amazing view of pear – shaped Naini Lake with its lush green surroundings. It is a perfect weekend gateway for, those want to spend their weekend as traveller. You can also experience here a panoramic view of snow-covered peaks like Trishul, Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. If you want to be a witness of all those mesmerizing peaks, then must visit this place once in a life.

Lansdowne

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Take a break from you busy city life and rejuvenate your mind and body soul in the midst of tall oak & blue pine forest and have a fun with adventure. Lansdowne is a quietest hill station of Uttarakhand and popular since Britishers came to India. The scenic beauty of this charming hill station attracts number of tourist all around the country. It is just a perfect place to enjoy with nature and be the eyewitness of this pristine weather and salubrious environment of Lansdowne. Lansdowne is a paradise of adventure lovers which offers ample of adventure activities like trekking, boating, paddling and bird watching for both amateur and experienced. The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial, Garhwali Mess, Bhulla Tal and St. John’s Church are some major attractions in Lansdowne. Must visit this destination to enjoy your weekend gateway and experience bird watching with numerous colourful birds with the backdrop of snow covered Himalayan peaks.

Srinagar

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Srinagar is a summer capital of India situated in the coastline of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, Dal and Anchar lakes. Enjoy you winter holidays in Srinagar is just like a miracle, the city is loaded with amazing colourful gardens and also popular for waterfronts, houseboats, beautiful handicrafts and dried fruits, which is enough to allure any traveller. If you want to explore the realistic natural beauty and snowfall of Srinagar… then you must visit here during winter season. The popular Dal Lake remains frozen from December to February and there is rare possibilities to explore Shikara ride. But you don’t worry…. there is so many major attractions to explore like – The Hazratbal Shrine, Jama Masjid, Aali Masjid, tomb of the mother of Zain-ul-abidin and tomb of Pir Haji Muhammad.

Gulmarg

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One of the popular skiing destination of India, Gulmarg is a small town situated in the Pirpanjal range in the western Himalayas. Perched at an elevation of 2,690 meters above sea level, it is a perfect winter gateway for breathing space. The magnificent view of breathtaking Himalaya from the “Gulmarg Gondola” is a major tourist attraction of Gulmarg. The Alpathar Lake, Baba Reshi Shrine, St. Mary’s Church and religious heritage from the colonial era are some other tourist attraction in Gulmarg. If you want to explore more adventure, then you can visit hikes OR treks on Gulmarg-Apharwat, Gulmarg-Alapther and Gulmarg-Khilanmarg.

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