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5 Best Destinations In India To Escape Harsh Winter

Winter is wonderful, there is no denying that! However, in some parts of India, winter is too overwhelming and can get a bit challenging and extreme. And for those who wish to escape the harsh winter, you don't have to leave the country! India offers many gorgeous beach destinations to soak in the sun, bustling cities to feel the warmth and backwaters to live in absolute comfort.

We have a comprehensive list of top 5 destinations in India that will surely give you a sense of euphoria.

1. Mumbai


Mumbai is another fantastic option for vacationers to defrost this winter. You will find great weather in Mumbai during this time of the year. Winter does bring rain sometimes; however, they quickly pass, and they don't put a damper on your plans. Mumbai comes alive during January! The beaches and tourist attractions are first class, and it is a dream place for Instagrammers.

Mumbai is a complete package with fascinating historical landmarks, art galleries, buzzing streets and pleasant weather. And it welcomes visitors like no other city. Thus, making this bustling city an ultimate winter escape.

2. Goa


You find this beach paradise on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is a perfect winter destination in India to escape the harsh winter. With around 50 stunning beaches and boasting a massive 160.5 km coastline, Goa is just too beautiful for words. This pint-sized state maintains an average temperature of 28°C during winter and is surrounded by some of the world's best beaches.

Besides its pleasant weather, there are countless things to see and do in Goa and getting here is easy and affordable compared to other warm-weather winter getaways. Thus, making it an ideal place to book a homestay or to own a winter home to escape extreme and harsh winter in the North.

3. Kumarakom


If you've ever stepped outside in your home town for a minute to have your eyelashes and hands freeze shut, rest assured; that will never happen to you in Kumarakom, Kerala. During winter, Kumarakom perfectly blends classic hospitality with pleasant weather. The weather is fantastic, and you are guaranteed to get much-needed summer experience in Kumarakom during winter. It makes an excellent spot for you to take a vacation.

Kumarakom is home to all kinds of experiences from awe-inspiring backwaters, and best local authentic cuisine to comfortable boat house stays and starry nights. There's a reason so many head to Kumarakom during winter. So, why not visit and find out for yourself?

4. Bangalore


Temperature is stable across Bangalore, but generally speaking, Bangalore boasts one of the best weather conditions in India. Neither too cold nor too hot, Bangalore is at its best during winter and offers umpteen number of tourist attractions. Summer makes it hard to explore all the hotspots Bangalore has to offer. However, January through February, ushers in mild weather, providing ideal conditions for exploration.

The IT capital of India excels in three metrics, attractions, weather and local costs. So, tens of thousands flock into Bangalore during the winter season to enjoy fun-in-the-sun experiences. And its pubs and parties are worth checking out too!

5. Chennai


Anybody who travels to Chennai in summer may complain about its humidity, nevertheless, during winter, you are sure to fall in love with Chennai, and it is easy to see why. This coastal city has a natural beauty that you don't see in many places. Chennai is an epitome of winter getaway. And if you are dreaming of sunshine and mouth-watering hot food, Chennai is the place for you.

With stunning beaches, temples, theme parks, wildlife reserve and pleasant weather, Chennai transforms into an outdoor wonderland this time of the year. You could spend a whole winter season in Chennai, we recommend you do!

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