6 Last-Minute Winter Travel Destinations To Visit Before The Season Ends
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6 Last-Minute Winter Travel Destinations To Visit Before The Season Ends

The winter is here and…. Wait! Is it here? Well, not really! It’s February, and the winter suns have nearly gone down the hill, but not in some areas. So, if you didn’t go out and travel to any winter-rituary destinations, we are here to save the day, week and this month for you. Here are six last-minute winter travel destinations that you can visit, right before the season REALLY ends. So, get your backpack out and buckle up, here’s a list of top places to visit in March,

Gulmarg
One of the coldest travel destinations of India, Gulmarg is one among the top attractions on this list. The temperatures may go as low as minus four degrees. Although, as it’s already February, you wouldn’t have to deal with a freezing situation. Apart from this, it’s a popular hill station that’s known for its skiing escapades. In fact, it has India’s first skiing resort that was built by the British in 1927. Exotic and exciting, right? Well, that’s not the end. Gulmarg of Kashmir also has Asia’s largest cable car project (also, the second largest on the planet). So, if you are looking for an adventurous late-winter outing with your friends or family, this is the place to be at. Also, it isn’t that heavily populated as other parts of the nation, so, if solitude and peace are what you are looking for, you can find that here.
Darjeeling

One of the oldest colonial hill-stations founded by the British in India, Darjeeling remains one of the most beautiful tourist attractions to date. For the highlights, Darjeeling is famous for colonial buildings, pine-clad valleys and its beautiful mountains. Apart from this, the West Bengal’s region has a scenic old-school charisma that no eye can help but appreciate. So, if you are a fan of the old vibes and are looking for a travel destination that takes you back to the golden days, Darjeeling is surely one of your best bets. Also, it’s a cold place where temperatures on a winter day oscillates around 11 degrees celsius and goes down to two degrees in the night time. So, don’t forget to pack accordingly.

Moving further, Here’s a list of things that you can do in Darjeeling.

  • Enjoy the sunrise from the Tiger Hills
  • Visit Batasia Loop
  • Go for a cable car ride
  • Try churpi and yak milk’s cheese
  • Ride the toy train
  • Trek to Sandakphu
Auli

Another one on the list, Auli is one of the most popular Ski destinations of India. A beautiful hill station in the lap of Uttarakhand, Auli is rapidly gaining popularity as a desirable winter destination and so if snow covered mountains with beautiful resorts is your thing, Auli is the match for you. Apart from that, the place is also rich with beautiful wooden huts. This is also the reason why it makes a good alternate perfect European village, right in Asia.

Moving further, Here are a few things that you can do in Auli

  • Ropeway from Joshimath to Auli
  • Nature & Parks. Gorson Bugyal
  • Nature & Parks. Valley of flowers
  • Trishul Park
  • Nanda Devi National Park

Read : Reasons To Visit Auli In Winter To Get A Life Time Experience

Shillong

The capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is known for its natural scenic beauty. Home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls, huge mountains, crystal clear lakes and endless (not literally) green lands, the hill station makes one of the most attractive last-minute winter touring destinations. Temperatures often go down to six degrees celsius which makes it one of the coldest travel destinations. Although the best time to visit is often said to be December, even if you couldn’t visit then, it’s still one of the places to visit in March.

For a clearer understanding of what all you can do in Shillong, Here’s a small list of fun activities.

  • Boat-ride in the Umiam Lake
  • Enjoy the beautiful views from the Shillong Peak
  • Witness the foamy water at the three-step Elephant Falls
  • Indulge in an offbeat excursion at Laitlum Canyon
  • Go to the Phan Nonglait Park
  • Visit the crystal clear Umngot River
Jaisalmer

Yes, we know it’s not a cold place. But who said you can’t visit a warm place in winters? Afterall, many times, it’s a relief to go for a weekend getaway and feel a slight change of weather, as cold after a point can get inconvenient. So, if you too have been hit hard by the winter blues, Jaisalmer is one of the best places to visit. Also, Jaisalmer is a calm and peaceful city when compared to the urban jungles of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, NOIDA and Gurugram (yes, people from corporates can understand the pain). Jaisalmer is known as the golden city as it is rich with its golden sand dunes (no, they aren’t made of gold dust).

Moving on to the things that you can do in Jaisalmer, Here’s your list.

  • Please your eyes with the beautiful views of Gadisagar Lake
  • Explore the Rajasthani cuisine
  • Visit Sonar Quila, one of India’s largest forts (Yes, Rajasthan is the best about forts)
  • Enjoy a camel ride across the golden dunes
  • Go for camping under an open, starry sky
Gokarna

Ever felt like you want to go to Goa, but don’t really want to go to Goa? Well, we’ve all been there. Gokarna is one of the most beautiful places, especially for these times. With beautiful beaches and a traditional tropical vibe, Gokarna makes the perfect last-minute winter travel destination for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. So, whether you want to go out with your friends and enjoy a mild party or to just sit by the beachside with your favorite food or drink, in Gokarna, you can do it all.

Moreover, Here’s a list of everything that you can enjoy here

  • Enjoy the clean and beautiful beaches
  • Indulge in water sports
  • Hop to om beach and paradise beach
  • Try out Karnataka’s local cuisine
  • Go for a night walk along the Nirvana Beach
  • Watch the sunset at Kudle Beach
  • Visit the Mahabaleshwar Temple

Read: How to Plan a Trip to Gokarna 

If you have a thing for travel, we can understand the pain of missing out on your winter travel ritual. But thankfully, the winter hasn’t yet ended, and there are plenty of places that you can still enjoy; even in March. Here, in this post, we talked about six of those places.

Hopefully, you enjoyed reading. Have a fun, exciting and happy journey.

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