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DOMESTIC DESTINATIONS TO VISIT BY SEASON

Updated: Aug 16, 2021

Owing to its geographical diversity, India is an all-year round tourist destination. The diverse landscape of India is truly blessed with diverse climates and each of the seasons bring something to look forward to in this country. There is snow in the winters, tropical sunshine and absolutely blissful monsoons. each season has its own favourite destinations which experience the best weather and become the perfect choice for your holiday. Read along to shortlist your next holiday in India.


For the wintery months of November through February, consider the destinations below.



For a culturally immersive experience, we recommend Rann Utsav in Gujarat for a short trip filled with colours, music and glamping.



Rajasthan, free from the atrocious heat, is beautiful this time of the year for a holiday. With rich heritage and luxurious accommodation which makes one feel like royalty. It makes for a great destination for honeymoon as well as trip enjoyed by entire family.


Andaman and Nicobar islands are a great island escape for all those in search of sunshine and the beach life. From snorkelling to scuba diving, a trip to the pristine islands of Andaman will allow you to explore the sea of mysteries at its finest. Havelock Islands and Radhanagar beach is not to be missed.



Gulmarg in Kashmir, for a snowy winter trip, offers the most picturesque destination with snow clad mountains and ample snow activities to indulge in. You can indulge in a plethora of Snow activities like skiing, Heli-skiing, sledding, snow shoeing, ice skating etc.



Verdant coastlines, languid backwaters, lush tea gardens and the smell of fresh - grown spices wafting in the air -- Kerala is a tropical paradise that attracts tourists from all across the globe. Whether you want to indulge in a houseboat experience in the Kerala Backwaters, savour a quiet cup of tea at Munnar which is Kerala's favourite hill station, or simply walk down the glorious palm fringed beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, sampling local cuisine, Kerala has something for everybody.



This is also a great time to go for a safari experience across India to see majestic animals like Tigers, Lions and other flora and fauna. India has options from boutique resorts to Luxury lodges to experience the safari life in India. There are also many types of safari experiences like Jeep Safari, Elebhant Safari, River Safaris, etc.


The spring summer months of March, April, May and June, bring about a plethora of suggestions to escape the extreme weather and bring respite from exam stress.



Popular among Indian and foreign tourists for its dreamy topography, North Sikkim is a priceless gem in the Crown of India. Quaint remote villages, bewitching valleys and snow laden altitude passes -- The place was created to please humanity. Darjeeling and Gangtok have been a preferred Summer solace for over three centuries and rightly so. A trip to Sikkim will definitely turn into an experience of a lifetime.



The majestic mountain crests, perfect clear lakes, stunning greens and the zoo are key attractions to visit Shillong - The Scotland of the East. Shillong is a gateway to Meghalaya, the state renowned for enormous waterfalls, tallest cascades, wonderful landscapes and astounding people and culture.



The entire state of Uttarakhand is a picturesque tableau, making it a perfect getaway. One of the places that outshines the rest is Rishikesh. Rishikesh is a fusion of piousness and thrill, which is why the city has two names -- Land of God and Adventure Capital of India. White-water rafting is the iconic activity in Rishikesh and a unique opportunity to experience the holy river in all its glory. Cliff jumping between rafting route makes for an experience of a lifetime here. You can also enjoy the famous Ganga Arti on its banks in the evenings after spending the day bungee jumping, camping, trekking, and more. Amazing boutique resorts located here makes it a coveted honeymoon destination as well.



The Rainy Season in India from July to October also has some real gems you can visit to enjoy luscious greenery and overflowing waterfalls.




Ladakh is known for its remote mountain beauty and culture, tucked within two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Himalayas and the Karakoram. The forces of nature seem to have conspired to render a magical realist landscape where extremes coexist – desert and blue waters. The land of enchanting valleys, alpine dewy meadows, serene glacial lakes and vibrant Buddhist monasteries; Leh- Ladakh is truly an epitome of natural beauty on earth. The high-altitude desert has a landscape that is akin to the lunar one making a visit to Ladakh part of everyone’s bucket list.



A picturesque paradise echoing with tranquillity and spirituality, Spiti Valley is home to several Buddhist monasteries and stunning natural sites, most of which are unexplored and hence, unspoilt. Snuggled in Himachal Pradesh, the valley boasts a jagged landscape that is cut by the pristine and fast-flowing Spiti river, gushing through deep gorges and valleys. The river is very popular among water sports enthusiasts, especially for river rafting. The lush and emerald landscape of the valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, is ideal for lovers of adventure-sports like trekking, paragliding and camping.


Situated at an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level, the picturesque valley encased by the Himalayas is an exotic destination and gem of Himachal Pradesh. Snow crest alps, snow carpeted pristine landscape, alpine forest, deep ravines speckled with greenery, glistening glaciers, sparkling azure rivers, splendid monasteries and quaint hamlets embellish the valley and exude a vision of a mesmerizing painting. The surreal beauty of the valley and the monasteries allures tourists and trekkers from all over the world.



One of the wettest places in southern India during the monsoons, Coorg is a seductive beauty during this season. The stunning green landscapes, coffee plantations, and rugged mountain terrain, make Coorg unreal in the rains. No wonder, it is often called ‘Scotland of India’. During the rains, the Abbey and Jog waterfalls flow in their full might, creating an impressive picture. A visit to Dubare Elephant Camp will make for a memorable highlight for your trip.



Alleppey looks spectacular in the monsoons. Lush green fields, beautiful rivers and the famous backwaters makes this place a visual treat. Alleppey, with its abundant natural beauty, and amazing Ayurvedic retreats, can refresh our mind and soul. To explore this spectacular place, you must embark on a backwater cruise through its lakes, river, and canals. According to the ancient traditions of Ayurveda, the best time to undergo these treatments is during the monsoons. The weather is perfect, moist, cool, and dust-free, opening up the pores of our skin, making the therapy more effective. The cool salubrious monsoon weather also allows the body to recuperate in bliss.



You can combine it with a stay in Munnar, Kerala. This hill station is one of the must-visit monsoon destinations in India. Rains add magic and romance to the already beautiful hills of the Western Ghats, a prime tea-growing region carpeted in emerald- green tea plantations. Mist envelopes the mountain tops, seasonal waterfalls present amazing sights and the ambiance is soothing.


Allow us to help you plan your perfect holiday in any season, we are just a call away!

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