Posted on March 27, 2023 at 8:44 pm

Lifestyle Travel

6 Exotic Indian Locations to Visit This Winter

Winter is approaching, and if you are looking for winter travel with your family or friends, you have plenty of places to visit in India. We have listed some unusual destinations to visit this winter for a unique experience. With an option to visit Mawlynnong in Meghalaya or Lambasingi in Andhra Pradesh or Kalpetta in Kerala, the winter season is an ideal time to visit India.

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  • Bylakuppe, Karnataka
Photo by Tsewang Rigzin Sharpa on Unsplash
Photo by Tsewang Rigzin Sharpa on Unsplash

Buddhist murals, and vibrant prayer flags are the signage you come across first in Bylakuppe. The second-largest Tibetan community in the nation (after Dharamshala) is located in this charming village, which is frequented by travelers looking for a break from the bustle of a city. 

Bylakuppe is known for several monasteries representing Buddhist traditions like Nyingma, Gelukpa, Kagyud, and Sakya. Namdroling, the Golden Temple built in 1963, is an attraction, for its landscaped gardens, murals, golden and red detailing, and different statues of Buddha. Visiting this Tibetan town in winter helps you enjoy quaintness at its full, for there will not be much crowd. 

  • Lava, West Bengal

Lava, which is situated at 2350 meters high, is gaining much attention as a tourist destination in Darjeeling, West Bengal. The lush green forests in Lava are an attraction for tourists in winter for exploring flora and fauna, bird-watching, and nature treks. 

Pedong, which is known for its exciting nature, history, and culture, is worth visiting in Lava. You can miss the breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga and the landscapes around it. You can have amazing views of snowy mountains at the Samthar Plateau, Sherpa viewpoint. 

You can reach Lava by air, road, and rail. The nearest place is Siliguri, which is 575 km away from Kolkata.

  • Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh

A small hamlet, Lambasingi is positioned at an elevation of over 1000 meters in the lush green mountains of Eastern Ghats in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Lambasingi is renowned for its chilly temperature, gorgeous hills, and charming valleys. As the temperatures drastically drop, this village is the only site in all of South India to receive snowfall. 

Some prominent attractions in Lambasingi include the Kothapalli Waterfalls, Thajangi Reservoir, Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary, and Yerravaram Waterfalls. Adventure enthusiasts can engage in mountain biking, trekking, camping, and hiking. The nearest place is Vishakhapatnam, which is 105 km from Lambasingi.

  • Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh

Situated at 1600 meters above sea level in the Banjar Valley, Himachal Pradesh, Jibhi is known for its dense pine forests, secret waterfalls, historical temples, and quaint valleys. Jibhi gives you opportunities to make your trip memorable because it is close to the well-known Chehni Fort, Jalori pass, the Great Himalayan National Park, and Serolsar Lake. 

Photo by <a href="">Anirudh Thakur</a> on <a href="">Unsplash</a>
Photo by Anirudh Thakur on Unsplash

If you are an adventurer, you can go hiking and fishing in the Tirthan river. And if you want a more laid-back vacation, simply relax while soaking up the picturesque scenery of the place. You can reach Jibhi from Bhuntar in Kullu, 60 km away, or Shimla, 150 km away.

  • Kalpetta, Kerala

A charming town, Kalpetta is surrounded by beautiful hills that lurk in the shadows, abundant greenery, clean air, and stunning beauty. At 780 meters above sea level and located in Kerala’s Wayanad District, Kalpetta is the ideal destination for both honeymooners and nature lovers. It is a significant commerce hub in Wayanad.

Tourists can go trekking on the Chembra Peak at 2100 meters above sea level. The other attractions include Soochipara falls, Edakkal Caves, and Wayanad Heritage Museum. You can reach Kalpetta from Kozhikode, which is just 72 km away.

  • Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Mawlynnong Village, the cleanest village in India, is also known as God’s Own Garden and with good cause. Discover India named Mawlynnong the cleanest village in Asia in 2003. Winter is the best time to visit Mawlynnong to enjoy festivals like the Nongkrem Dance Festival and Wangala. 

On the border of Meghalaya’s southern mountains, the Khasis’ well-preserved traditions, fruit orchards, evergreen environs, and rushing streams create the ideal backdrop. The Nohwet Living Root Bridge, Meghalaya’s most well-known landmark, can be found here. You can reach Mawlynnong from Shillong, which is 90 km away.


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