Winter has started showing signs of arrival in various parts of the country. Not all of us like getting up to a misty morning after a chilly night. Well, India is a country which has a pantheon of places which are not only known for their chilly weather but also for the tropical and humid weather.
The nation is home to towering peaks, vast coastlines, deserts and much more. Winter is the season when most of us would love head to a hill station, mainly for its cold climate. However, there are few of us who prefer to stay under the warmth of the sun and would head to a beach rather than to a hill station and shiver to death.
For those who hate winters, we have listed for you a number of alternatives. Have a look at them and decide where you want to go to escape the cold.
Considered to be one of the best beach towns in the country, Gokarna is a laid-back and less-commercialised version of Goa.
Located in the state of Karnataka, this place is paradise for those folks who love to stay away from crowds and spend some alone time.
Home to a number of beaches, Gokarna is truly paradise for those who love beaches, the humid climate and sand.
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Mandvi is a historic city located in the Kutch district of Gujarat and is well known to be the holiday destination of the kings of the Kutch dynasty.
The place was previously located inside a fortified wall, whose ruins can still be seen. The city is home to the four-centuries-old shipbuilding industry, which was started by the members of Kharva community who used to build small wooden ships.
Located close to the Pakistan border in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is fondly called the golden city due to the sand dunes of the Thar Desert. Filled with lakes, grand Jain temples, havelis and castles constructed out of yellow sandstone, this place truly amazes not with just its historic value but also with very different climatic conditions.
One can go for a ride upon a camel and camp under the night sky counting stars, which would be an unforgettable experience.
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Fondly called Pondi, Pondicherry was a French colony and now is a fine example of the fusion of French culture and the local culture.
Pondi is not only home for a series of beaches but also the famous Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville and many more structures and places which are associated with the French.
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A beautiful coastal town, located close to Thiruvananthapuram, Varkala is the only place in the state of Kerala where the hills come close to the sea.
The uniqueness here attracts large number of tourists from not only across the country but also from across the globe.
The place has countless tourist attractions apart from a gorgeous beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu temple and an ashram—Sivagiri Mutt—at a little away from the beach.