North India is not only home to wonderful summer destinations. There are many places to visit in North India in winters also. So in case, you are wondering to visit North India just in summers; you might want to change your mind after reading about these wonderful places to visit in North India during winters!

Jaipur

If you are not a winter person, Jaipur is the place for you to visit in winters. The average temperature remains between 7-25°C. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. You can take a heritage tour that includes many heritage sightseeings like The City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Lake Palace and Amber Fort. There are many Hindu and Jain temples that you can visit in Jaipur. What you shouldn’t miss in Jaipur is the light and sound show at Kesar Kyari in Amber Fort. The sight will take away your breath.

A crowd of vehicles in front of the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

Lansdowne

One of the most picturesque hill stations in the Garhwal region is Lansdowne. The area is surrounded by the pristine environment that includes oak and pine forests. The winters in Lansdowne leaves an unforgettable impact on its tourists. The tourists can indulge in activities like birding, hiking and boating. The St. Mary’s Church is one example of the rich architecture. The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial, Garhwali Mess and St. John’s Church are some of the major attractions in Lansdowne that you shouldn’t miss.

Patnitop

Patnitop in Jammu and Kashmir is a snowy hub that you wouldn’t want to miss. It is usually pleasant throughout the year but winters make it perfect! The hills are covered with snow and the tourists can indulge in activities like paragliding, trekking, rock climbing and camping. If you love severe winters then this is a spot for you to enjoy. If you ever plan to go to Patnitop, make sure you take a road trip because there are many places you can stop by and enjoy local food.

Patnitop, India, Mountain

Jim Corbett National Park

The Jim Corbett National Park in foothills of the Kumaon Himalaya is one winter destination you shouldn’t miss. Jim Corbett is spread over an area of 521 sq Km and is home to several animal species. Winter season makes Jim Corbett the busiest wildlife safari zones in India. The place is visited by wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world. The temperature in winters comes down to 2 to -4°C.

Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett National Park

Manali Circuit

Manali is one hill station in North India that should be on your bucket list when you are visiting North India in winters. If you plan well in advance you can get amazing places to stay and at very reasonable prices. It is a perfect destination for a family vacation or with friends. Make sure to go in December if you are a snow fan. Manali is home to many breathtaking forests in Naggar town. You can also go around the entire circuit including Kullu, Kasol, Rohtang and Solang.

Gangtok

Gangtok sits along the eastern Himalayan ranges and with its snow-covered mountains in winters it becomes one of the best places to visit North India in winters. The fog in winters makes it magical. You can visit the Nathula Pass, Pumtek Monastery, Banjhakri falls and click this picturesque destination. Reaching Gangtok is easy since you can take a flight to Bagdogra or a train to the nearest train to Siliguri.

Gurudongmar Lake, Gangtok, India

Amritsar

Amritsar is one of the places to visit in North India in winters. You can visit the Jallianwala Bagh, Golden temple and go sightseeing in the city. Don’t miss the Partition Museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum and Wagah Border. When you are in Amritsar, you can’t miss the street food Amritsar has to offer you. Don’t miss the street food!

Golden Temple, Amritsar. Photo courtesy: Author Nidhi Singh

Mussorie

Mussorie in winters is covered with a blanket of snow and that brings out its beauty. This beautiful destination has winters that bring the temperature down to 2 degrees. You can visit Kempty Falls, K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum, Company Bagh, Lal Tibba, Bhatta Falls, Dhanaulti and click thousands of pictures. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and nearest railways station is Dehradun Railway Station. You can also take a bus from Delhi or Dehradun to Mussorie.

Agra

The city everyone recognises as the city of love. There are many places to visit in Agra. And why not? It has some great architectural marvels that you can’t miss to click when the winter sun shines on them. You can obviously visit the Taj Mahal and don’t miss Jahangir Palace. Winters in Agra can not be missed!

Akbar's Tomb Sikandra Agra

Srinagar

The majestic Srinagar needs no explanation to visit in winters. It is cold and beautifully covered with snow. Srinagar is one of the top places visited during the winters. You can visit Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and many such places.

These winter destinations in India you just can not miss. Please do let us know in the comments section if you have ever been to these places and a little more about your experience!

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