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Winter is the season of traveling as most of the scenic beauty comes to life with the onset of this season. All one needs is to just plan out the itinerary and chose from, among the top destinations which are at their best during winter season. With kids exam getting over and everyone all set for Christmas cum New-Year holidays, it’s time to get your backpacks and get rolling to explore the places you had always planned for long time. While choices are multiple, here are some of the top destinations one should travel to:

  • Konark Dance Festival, Odisha: Perhaps Konark is the only temple dedicated to Sun God. Konark is better known as hosts to an annual dance festival by the name of Konark Dance Festival. The temple, each and every structure and element that it finds itself adorned by, together with a celebration of the classical dances, leaves few better specimens of classical Indian arts and culture. Definitely a must visit place in India in December. While in Konark, don’t miss a stroll on a pristine stretch of golden sands, the Konark beach.

How to Reach: 

There are direct trains from some of the major junctions such as Delhi and Kolkata to Puri via Bhubaneswar. Located at 440 kms from Kolkata in North and 445 kms from Visakhapatnam in South Bhubaneswar is headquarter of South Eastern Railway. Bhubaneswar is a stoppage point for all express and super fast trains that also come to a halt at Puri. Direct trains are also available from Ahmedabad, Tirupati and Patna to Bhubaneshwar. To reach Puri from South India, link trains from Khurda Road Junction can be taken. A number of trains also ply on a daily basis between Bhubaneswar to Mumbai, Hyderabad and Nagpur each.

Plan your travel ahead and now you can also pre-book food for train journey also via trusted e-catering partners of IRCTC.

  • Manali Circuit: Manali-Kullu-Rohtang: If there is one hill station in North India you must visit in winters, it is Manali. A family holiday, anadventure trail, a honeymoon, or a winter vacation amongst its white, snow covered expanses- there are one too many routes that will lead your travel plans here, this winter. If you find yourself here on Dusshera, don’t miss the celebration in Kullu’s temples.

  • Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh – Mesmerizing Colonial charm:

The picturesque town of Dalhousie is one of the best places to visit in India during December. But what makes it one of the best places to visit in December in India? With its snow flake covered Deodar forests , the view is absolutely quintessential! This gorgeous winter destination becomes a ramp opened to the chilly breeze with a view of snow-capped mountains. Additionally, all the trekking enthusiasts must visit Dalhousie in Decemberto attend the National Himalayan Winter Trekking Expedition.

  • Goa: North Goas-Panjim-Goa: While there is no month, not ideal to let Goa spoil you a little, this beach winter destination in India have a tendency to cast a spell. A perfect beach holiday, afternoons by the sea and a tan to show off, this one comes with its Decembers marked with the SUNBURN FESTIVAL, making it one of the best places to visit in winter in India! One can reach Goa via direct or connecting trains.

  • Leh, Ladakh – Hailing the thrill-seeking trekkers

The crystal blue ice and the hills on the backdrop will flabbergast you. The only frozen ice trek in India is incredible! The extreme adventures of the Chadar trek couples with -14 degree Celsius temperature. There are other amazing treks besides Chadar namely—Sham trek, Liker to Khaltse trek and Samboo to Khalsar. Too daring an adventure? Worry not, take a cup of hot chocolate and unwind in the God’s paradise!

These destinations have been handpicked in a way that they not only give you chills this winter season but also yield a thrilling travel experiences as well. Keep up the spirit of traveling this winter season. For queries related to food ordering in train journey, we are just a call away at 8102-888-111.

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