5 Offbeat Places In India To Visit This Winter


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Offbeat Places In India To Visit This Winter

This is the most beautiful time of the year. The season of winters and cold is the perfect time to travel anywhere in India, because of its delightful weather. Just like a monsoon, your travel plans are not going to be drenched or dripping in sweat. This season is also the time when many regions celebrate a lavish and vibrant as well as homely festivals and organize many bustling events. If you have thought of travelling in a while, then be ready to go on a memorable trip, because here are some of the top 5 offbeat places in India to visit this winter season, which can leave you happy and enthralled.

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1Hampi – Karnataka

Hampi, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and is also a mesmerize UNESCO world heritage site. It is the home of the ruins of the Vijayanagra Empire. In its ruined state, the village also manages to attract many visitors, with its grandiose and opulence.Hampi, is slowly turning into many backpackers’ and adventure,delight because of its rugged terrain. If you are looking for an adventurous destination this winter, then Hampi is one of the best.

Things to see

  • Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple,
  • Jain Temples,
  • Achyutaraya Temple, Chandramauleshwara Temple,
  • Krishna Temple Complex

Things to experience

  • Witness a stunning sunset

Ideal for

  • Architecture buffs,
  • Archaeology buffs
  • History buffs.

How to reach

  • Nearest train station is at Hospet.
  • Nearest airports are at Hubli and Belgaum.

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2Shantiniketan – West Bengal

Shantiniketan - West Bengal

This place is most famous for the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. Shantiniketan, also has a visionary university of the same name, with Visva Bharati University forming crux. Earlier this place is also known as Bhubandanga, Rabindranath Tagore’s father built a house, and named it Shantiniketan which later changed the name of the place. Shantiniketan, translates to ‘the abode of peace’. If you are searching for an offbeat place, then do visit Shantiniketan.

Things to see

  • Visva Bharati’s school and college,
  • The Uttarayana complex

Things to experience

  • The aura of the entire region.

Ideal for

  • People who want to live a piece of history.

How to reach

  • Train from Howrah to Bolpur

3Coorg – Karnataka

Coorg - Karnataka

Coorg is one of the best honeymoon places for the newly weds this winter. Coorg has a breathtaking location, which is located on the heart of the southern Indian peninsula. It also has a nickname of ‘country of million hills’. This place can make you fall in love with its friendly hospitality, natural beauty, heavenly coffee and delicious food

Things to see

  • Raja’s Seat,
  • Talcauvery
  • The Rajiv Gandhi National Park

Things to experience

  • Trek to Tadiyandamol,
  • Tea plantations
  • Breathe in the beauty of the coffee

Ideal for

  • Honeymooners,
  • Trekkers
  • Family vacations

How to reach

  • Nearest airport is at Mangalore
  • Nearest railway station is at Mysore.

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4Pelling – Sikkim

Pelling - Sikkim

Those of you, who love to wanderlust, then this dreamlike town of Pelling in Sikkim is the must visit. Also, during winter this place becomes the must visit, for its amazing climate, and enjoyment of the outdoor activities, this place offers. Monsoon has gone a long time and harsh cold days are not settled yet in this region. Making this place a haven for nature lovers, outdoor people, and honeymooners.

Things to see

  • Khecheopalri Lake,
  • Rimbi waterfalls,
  • Rabdentse Ruins,
  • Pemayangtse monastery,
  • Kanchenjunga waterfalls

Things to experience

  • Feed biscuits to fishes at the Khecheopalri Lake
  • Cross the suspension bridge of Singshore on foot

Ideal for

  • Honeymooners,
  • Trekkers,
  • The spiritually inclined

How to reach

  • The nearest airport is the Bagdogra airport
  • The nearest railway station is the Jalpaiguri Railway Station.

5Bhuj – Gujarat

Bhuj - Gujarat

This city packs a lot of charisma, in it. It is located in the Kutch district, the city is known for its Rann of Kutch popularity. Visitors also stop over for the spirited Rann Utsav, which is being celebrated every year from November to February. If you are also interested in exploring the cultural diversity, then Rann Utsav, is best.

Things to see

  • Aina Mahal,
  • Prag Mahal,
  • Kutch Museum,
  • Lakhpat.

Things to experience

  • Sunset over the White Rann of Kutch

Ideal for

  • Family vacations or
  • Female travellers

How to reach:

  • Bhuj railway station is pretty well connected to many metro cities. It city also has a domestic airport.

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