“My old grandmother always used to say, summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”- George R.R Martin, A Feast for Crows.

A chilly morning, warm clothes, beautiful scenery, good food, and hot tea, this is what a winter morning in India looks like. The months from November to January are regarded as winter months in India. During this time, the schools and colleges have their vacation, lots of marriages happen and people go for honeymoon. The number of bookings in couple-friendly hotels increases and the couples enjoy a romantic getaway at a hotel nearby around these months. Winters in India are an amalgamation of varying temperatures and climates. Some regions are extremely chilly like that of the north and some parts of South India are very pleasant. You have many options to visit either a chilly wintry place or a comparatively lesser chilly one. Here are the top 10 reasons, why winter is the best time to go for that long-awaited vacation and where.

1-Site of the snow-laden mountains in Kashmir

The snow-filled mountains, scenic valleys, mystic clouds, fir trees, and mesmerizing view of Kashmir. You can only get this view during the winter season. The white meadows give the entire landscape an awe-inspiriting beauty. It looks like a paradise on the earth. Because of its experience, many couples flew down to Kashmir for a honeymoon and a romantic vacation. Gulmarg is one of the best places to be during this season. Travelers can also engage in some sports like skiing, snowboarding, sledging, and cable car ride which are in peak demand during this season.

2-Carnival in Goa

Christmas and Goa, the best combination. The land of sun, sands, and ocean is always welcoming to people who want to have a good time during Christmas and New Year. All the beaches, pubs, shacks and clubs are well planned and host number of blissful parties for the people to remember by. The famous Goa Carnivals happen during February. People from all over the world visit the place to experience the acrobats, street dancers, fire eaters, and some band performances. This time of the year is perfect to book a couple friendly hotel at Goa and enjoy the carnival with your partner.

3-Watching the snowfall in Manali

Manali at Himachal Pradesh is another magical place to be during winter. The Solang, Gulaba, and Rohtang pass experience heavy snowfall during this time and you can get a very beautiful view of snowfall at these places. The landscape is all white with all snowfall and the view is not less than a fairyland. During this time, the winter carnival at Manali happens which comprises Skiing competitions, folk dances, crafts bazaar, and food. The best way to visit Manali is via Delhi. You can book a hotel room near the New Delhi railway station and then hit the road towards Manali. The road trip to Manali is itself a very magical view.

4-Experience the winter in Delhi

Dilli ki Sardi and Dilli ka Khana”

As the famous saying goes by, the experience of the winter season at Delhi has its charm. With temperature coming down to almost 0 degrees and the chilly days, Delhi’s winter is something to experience in this lifetime. The mornings are the best when you got to sip into hot ginger tea or hot Almond milk with great joy. The evening is mostly spent near Chandni Chowk digging into hot chats and paranthe. Not to forget the hot gulab jamuns, gajar ka halwa with hot jalebis. The food trip to Delhi during the winter season is one of the best things to do. During this time, many couples fly and stay in a couple friendly hotel in Delhi to have a good time during the winter season.You can also book a hotel room near Delhi airport  at affordable prices for hassle-free traveling.

Not just the winters only, even the monsoons in Delhi is beautiful. You can enjoy the monsoon in Delhi in different ways as well.

5-Tea Gardens of Darjeeling

Sipping hot tea at Darjeeling by looking at the lush green tea plantations and the mighty Himalayas in chilly weather is the best feeling ever. Darjeeling situated in the lesser Himalayas gives a majestic view of Kangchenjunga. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is regarded as the UNESCO WORLD Heritage site. It is one of the sorts after honeymoon destination for newly married couples.

6-Houseboat ride in South India

During the wintertime, the beauty of the backwaters of gods that owns the country  doubles in Kerala. The majestic stay on houseboats, the backdrop of beautiful flora, and the scenic view add up to the overall experience at its best. Kerala has tropical weather but during winter the weather becomes very pleasant. Married couples go to Allepey and Kumarakom in great numbers to have a romantic vacation. The best way to reach this place is through Kochi. You can book a couple-friendly room in Kochi and then can go ahead with your planned destination by road. The road trip is equally mesmerizing during the cold weather.

7-Scenic plantation at Munnar and Ooty

During the winter season, the climate of entire South India becomes extremely pleasant. Munnar in Kerala becomes a winter wonderland during this time. The temperature drops to around -3degree Celsius and the tea plantation around the valley look magical. Even the coffee plantation at Ooty in Tamil Nadu becomes flourishing. The nights are chilly and the days are pleasant. It is one of the top destinations for honeymoon couples during the New Year's time. The best way to reach Ooty is via Bangalore. You can book a hotel room near Bangalore airport and then can reach Bangalore via a flight. Then you can hit the road towards the hill station.

8-Music Festivals around New year

Talk about music festivals, it is a big hit in India. Most of the festivals happen during the winter season. To name a few famous ones, the Sunburn music festival, Ziro music festival, NH Weekender, and Goa international jazz live festival, etc. It is a paradise for youngsters and couples who like music to go for this trip during the winter season and have an experience of a lifetime. The New Year falls in the winter season also, hence, apart from these music festivals, many high-end parties are happening during this time. If you talk about parties, then Mumbai tops the list. There are many NYE parties hosted by popular clubs in Mumbai and right from Lower Parel to Juhu and Bandra. There are many NYE Star parties where many Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities are present. You can always plan your trip with your partner during this time and book couple friendly hotel rooms in Mumbai and have the best New Year's eve party of your lifetime.

Pune has one of the highest youngster population. Hence, the New Year parties in the city are one of the sorts after thing after Mumbai. You can always book a couple-friendly room at Pune and enjoy a beautiful time.

9-Jungle Safari

During winters, exploring the rich flora and fauna by visiting a Jungle Safari is a trend that has been going on for years. India is blessed with many wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, and UNESCO World heritage sites. Some worth visiting ones are Jim Corbett National Park, Gir Wilf life sanctuary in Gujarat, Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, and Pench national parks. For bird watching, you can visit Bharatpur, Kumarakom, and Chilka Lake.

10-Exploring Marine life

The Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean surround the entire Indian subcontinent. India has a very rich marine life. Right from Gujarat at the west to Kolkata in the east, the entire area is sea-bound. Apart from being a superb coastal life, India has got very rich water sports and the marine world. During the months of the winter season that is November to February, the marine season starts. Scuba diving and snorkeling are at its peak at Goa, Chennai, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. You can book a hotel room at Chennai and go for enjoying the marine life.

These are just a trailer of what India possesses in its vast topography in the winter months. There are many more reasons confirming the fact that winter is the perfect time to plan that holiday. So, wait no more. Plan and make this year’s winter, a time to remember your entire life.

Sometimes, “The Winter is coming” has a different meaning altogether. It is pleasant and full of romance.