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Being a girl, I think it would be quite rare for you to travel alone anywhere to distant places, for instance- “traveling outside the country”. So, have you ever seen the outside world alone? Has it been possible ever for you to roam around outside of the country with no company? Travelling alone can be the best thing that can happen to a female in her life. You can go to any place without the judgment or restrictions from any side.  Well, yes, undoubtedly the trip belongs to you and only you. Make it the best you can.

Well, ladies! get ready for this one. No need to be afraid of the world. Yes, you can travel alone. We have brought the list of various necessary stuff that you need to carry with yourself while you are on a Solo trip.

Things to do before you are leaving for the trip:

  1. Be sure and well acknowledged about the place you are going to. Websites like makemytrip.com or tripadvisor.com can be of a great help. Just check out all the necessary information for yourself about that place, the hotels, and the neighborhood.
  2. Food? Yes, of course, it should be the best. Check out for the food providers in that area where you are going to travel and choose the best one based on the reviews they got for their services and other variants.
  3. In order to deal in case of the emergency, just give the complete information to someone you know so that you can contact him/her in case of need.
  4. Carry the necessary documents with you or put their images saved in the Google Drives so that you can access them with any device.
  5. Be clever! No need of you to keep the money all at a single place. Keep some in your pocket, some in the cash card and the remaining in the hotel back in case of an emergency.

Things to do when you have finally reached your dream place:

  1. Communicate with the employees of the hotel where you are residing or make friends there and ask them about the place. Where to go and where not to go?
  2. Know your limits. In case you are consuming Alcohol or liquor, you need to know this- “drink moderately”.
  3. Be equipped with the safety mechanism where ever you will be or are traveling. If you are going to the bathroom carry your bag with you. Stay safe!
  4. No need for you to start checking your phone and maps for navigation in the middle of the road. Just check in to a nearby shop or cafe and then see where to go and where you presently are.
  5. Carry a whistle with or any other safety stuff for your safety as you are alone there.

So, you are ready for the trip now! Keep the above-listed points in mind and start traveling. Have a great trip. 

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Meghalaya, in the north-east of India is a beautiful state with myriad of lush green forests, magnificent mountains, marvelous waterfalls and other breathtaking natural sights. Fortunately, the ambience of Meghalaya has the touch of nature still alive. The overwhelming environment with original simplicity welcomes the tourists from all over the world.

Well! Herein, I will narrate the story of the Living Root Bridges found on the serene land of Meghalaya. It is noteworthy that Meghalaya is renowned all over the world for its double-decker and single-decker root bridges. The most astounding fact is that these bridges are the huge tangles of the colossal thick living roots of the Rubber Tree, Ficus elastica. These intermingled strands of roots are capable of holding numerous people on the bridge. Yes, you can easily cross the river via these bridges.

Meghalaya is the place receiving the highest amount of rainfall on this planet earth. Mawsynram, the village in Meghalaya is recorded to have received 11,873mm of rainfall thus, establishing the record of the ‘wettest place of the Earth’. Due to the heavy rainfall, it was very difficult for the people of Khasi and Jaintia to cross the rivers. The bamboo bridges built by these tribal people used to rot and break down due to the downpours of rains.

Around 180 years back, the ancestors of the Khasi people devised a one-stop solution to sort out the problem of the people who remained stranded during the rains and were not able to cross the rivers. The roots of the Rubber Trees were escorted in the hollow canes of the Areca Nut Palms from both the sides such that they met in the middle across the stream. The roots were looked after and nurtured for years. Well! This ardent task bore fruits. With passage of time, these bridges became strong enough to hold the weight of humans.

The most spectacular Living Roots Bridge is built over the Umshiang River outside Nongriat, just 10km south to Cherrapunji. This legendary Umshiang Double-Decker Bridge is about 180 years old; still standing upright thus, adding to the pride of Meghalaya. Apart from this, there are many stunning bridges made from the living roots of the rubber tree found in the interior regions of Meghalaya, Nagaland and other north-eastern states.

However, with the advent of modern technology, the art of building these bridges is dying out since past 20-25 years. Now, these bridges are replaced by modern bridges made up of steel and other metals. However, the single-decker and double-decker bridges made from the living roots of Ficus elastica are the major tourist attraction from all over the world.

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Pali, one of the oldest and the most historic city located in Rajasthan also known as the Industrial City. Pali is believed to one of the most important part of Rajasthan from ages and also known as a hub for merchant activities. It is a venture in the bank of river Bandi and is 70 kms south east of Jodhpur. Some of the official languages spoken in Pali are Hindi, Marwari and Godwari. The district of Pali shares a common border with eight major districts in Rajasthan including Nagaur and Jodhpur, Barmer, Rajmasand, Udaipur, Ajmer, Sirohi and Jalore. The nearest Airport to Pali is the Jodhpur Aiport that is nearly 78 kms from Pali. The National Highway 14 is directlt connected as the road link.Railway links are also prominent to the district of Pali. Some of the famous historical places located in Pali includes: 

‘Ranakpur Jain Temples’ – The Ranakpur Jain Temples are built in the 15th century after a divine vision by one of the Jain businessman. The Ranakpur Jain Temple is dedicated to Adinath, an important figure in Jain cosmology. The Ranakpur Jain Temple is named after the provincial monarch Rana Kumbha who supported and laid encouragement for the construction of these temples. It is a type of complex where there are multiple temple structures. The Ranakpur Jain Temple is located in a valley of the Aravalli mountains.

‘Jawai Dam’-  The Jawai Dam is built across a tributary of the Luni River. The Jawai Dam was contructed by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. It is the biggest dam situated in western Rajasthan. The Jawai dam is believed to be the primary source of water for Jodhpur City and its nearby villages. The Jawai dam is also famous as a winter paradise for some of the migratory birds,leopards and crocodiles.

‘Parshuram Mahadev Temple’- The Parashuram Mahadev Temple is  believed to be a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva  which attracts some of the fascinating stories.It is believed that Parshuram who was a firm believer of Lord Shiva, constructed the cave with his axe and worshipped Lord Shiva there. The Parshuram Mahadev Temple is located 3990 feet above sea level. This temple has figures of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha.

‘Nimbo ka Nath Temple’- The Nimbo ka Nath Temple is located on the Falna-Sanderav route and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that Kunti,who was the mother of Pandavas, worshipped Lord Shiva and spent most of her time worshipping Shiv Shambo during their exile. Also the Pandavas had built a Navdurga in this residing area. This beautiful temple attracts many local and foreign tourists all round the year. The temple also organizes fairs ‘Melas’ where a large number devotees attend such holy celebration.

‘The Jain Temple’- Pali is renowned for its magnificent decorations of Jain Temples. The Idol of Mahavira, from the spiritual aspect is believed to be graved with firm architectural surroundings. The 2600 year old worshiping idol is 120cm in height. This structure is unique and it has all the significant artifacts and fabulous structural creations.

‘Adiswar Temple’-  Adishwar Temple is located at Sanderao near Pali city.Adishwar Temple in Pali is also known by other name ‘Chaumukha Temple’. This 15th century temple shrine known for the unique architectural style of a Nalinigulm Vimana, a heavenly aircraft.Adishwar Temple took 65 years for the construction and is the largest Jain temples. The temple has three storeys, 80 domes, and 29 halls.

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What do you think are the belongings you should carry with yourself during travelling? Yeah, they would obviously be clothes, sunglasses, books and many other miscellaneous things. But do you know what is the most important thing to be accompanied with while travelling? It is “FOOD”. Ever thought, how about getting up early in the morning, grabbing your bag and then moving out to a place that is truly new for you with a camera on your hand and the most delightful food on the other hand? This is unimaginable and so soothing.

All you want is food along with you on the journey, and you need nothing else then. “The Yellow Plate Guy”, majorly known now as the adventure traveler and one of the most talked about personality in the social media is Himanshu Sehgal. He travels to many places. But you might be thinking, why is he named so? Truly saying this guy is just living his life. He travels to many routes and places where he had never been before but he is alone out here. He moves from places to places with his best friend without whom he can’t even imagine his journeys, his partner in crime- his yellow plate. This act is unbelievable and attractive as well as decent in its own way.

He always carries a Yellow Plate to him wherever he travels. Undoubtedly, Himanshu Sehgal has proved to be the KING OF FOOD BLOGGERS and this yellow plate seems to be a lucky charm for him. The involvement of this yellow plate in his life is very unintentional. He didn’t buy this thing from any shop especially to travel with. He never planned to go on adventurous trips with this “yellow fellow”. He met this new friend in his Kitchen.

Himanshu went to his kitchen and saw an unused yellow Plate and he started eating everything on it. Eating daily on this plate increased their bond with each other and he planned that from now on, his yellow plate will accompany him in every journey. It has now become an inseparable part of each and every journey of Himanshu Sehgal. Whenever the blogger goes to any place to uncover all its facts and acknowledge that, he always uses his yellow fellow to eat on and trust me he is really enjoying its company.

Himanshu Sehgal told in an interview with the Wittyfeed, “No one knows where it came from…. It has been there in my house; I loved the color and enjoyed eating in it.” This creativity is mind blowing, isn’t it? What do you think? The Yellow Plate Guy has now managed to become the most talked about and the hottest topic online in all the social media websites and is gaining popularity drastically. It is something unique our audience has been waiting for, and he is here with his yellow plate proving to be a heartthrob of the whole nation with his travel diaries accompanied by his yellow fellow.

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THE FIGHTER LADY

We often come across such type of aunties who always fights with people for a seat. They are always on “MUJSE KOI NAI JEET SAKTA MODE”.

If by mistake a man enters a women compartment he is treated like an alien there. He can’t stay there or more than a minute. Because “LADKIO SE KOI NAI JEET SAKTA BOSS”
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THE SELFIE ADDICT

Some people are busy taking selfies and they don’t realise what’s going around them. For them  a perfect metro selfie makes their day anyway!

Every moment they be like  “CHAL BETA SELFIE LELE REY”

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THE LOST ONE

These are kind of people who are suspicious to everyone, nobody knows what is going on their mind and what are they upto! They are always a “PARESHAN AATMA”.

They are not interested in the people around them and are busy with themselves.

These kind of the people should be warned while travelling in a metro “K BETAJI HASNA ZARURI HAI”

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THE ONE WITH SILENT WHISPER

Well all of us have probably met these kind if people who talks silently and secretly. No one can try to hear what they are talking and even if they are talking or not!

They are “SECRET CHIT CHATTERS” and are always conscious of other people, that they might not be caught while talking.

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THE LAST MINUTE EXAM REVISION ONE’s

These last minute quick readers are mostly college going students , who are always in a confused state what to do or not? They are always in a tension of their exam and acts like they are the “UNIVERSITY TOPPERS”

They are always carrying books or notes in their hands and it seems like for them last minute revision is “TERA MUJSE HAI PEHLE KA NAATA KOI”

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THE LOUD SPEAKERS

Their voice is louder than the metro announcement! They don’t realise how loud they are speaking, whether they are busy talking with their companion sitting on the metro seat or they are busy talking on the phone scolding someone and they want the world to know they are right.

Why, I ask. Why?

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THE MUSIC ADDICT

They can leave the metro seat but can resist without their music! They are the music freaks who simply don’t care about anything and are busy enjoying their music on their headphones.

They are lost in the way that if someone asks them something, they have totally no idea and answer to that question!

“MERE PAAS MAT AANA MAI MUSIC SUN RAHA HU“ they are always full of this attitude.

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THE NICHE BETHJATE HAI ONE’s

When  people travelling in metro are unable to find a seat for them, they decide to sit down and act like “YE MERI HI METRO HAI BABU MOSHAI”

They can’t manage to stand for hours and travel so they make their luggage their bed and make a comfortable atmosphere for them. Well they cannot differentiate between what  a “local train” or “metro train” is? “KYUNKI VO NEECHE BETHENGE TO BETHENGE”

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Here is a list of places that can prove to be ideal for a holiday in December :

Konark, Odisha : The Black Pagoda

Konark is known for its Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you’re visiting Konark in December, make sure you attend the Konark Dance Festival and the International Sand Art Festival. The town is culturally and traditionally rich. The beaches of Konark, especially the Chandrabhaga Beach, are among the best in India.

At Konark you have the opportunity to witness the soulful Odissi dance form. The Konark Festival is held each year in the month of December in Konark and is one of the popular winter festivals and events in India. People from all around the globe gather here to witness it. So, along with the golden opportunity to explore this ancient and magnificent architecture, you as a visitor will get the chance to witness the age old dance form in India. During the festival, dancers come from all parts of India travel to Konark to display their skill of age-old dance forms ranging from the classic Bharatanatyam, the elegant Odissi and Manipuri, to the very expressive Kathakali and Sattriya dance styles amongst others. The festival is organized in the premises of Sun Temple and isn’t it exhilarating to realize that one can enjoy great performances against the backdrop of the temple.

Dates for the Konark Festival 2016: 19th – 23rd December 2016

Puri, Odisha : land of Lord Jagganath

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No you don’t have to be a follower of a certain faith to visit a place like Puri. Yes, it is one of the prominent Char Dham sites in India but it has lot to offer in terms of rich architectural heritage. Blessed with a serene beach that is comparatively very clean and numerous ancient buildings including the majestic Jagganath Temple, this place deserves to be in the list to make your kids understand the rich history of the country.

Places of Interest: Jagganath Temple, Puri Beach, Puri Beach Market, Loknath Temple, Raghurajpur Artist Village, Chilika Lake

Things to do with Kids: Visit Chilika Lake Bird Sanctuary, Taste the Maha Prasadam of Jagganath Temple, Try Seafood, Visit Konark Temple (35kms from Puri), Sunset View at Puri Beach

Delhi : A city of contrast

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Sprinkled with spectacular monuments, lush gardens and an array of architectural marvels, New Delhi is best visited during winters.

Delhi also houses 3 fascinating World Heritage Sites: Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and Qutb Minar Group of Monuments. A city of contrast, Delhi’s diversity manifests itself in the old world charm of the walled city and modern Lutyen’s Delhi.

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Recently constructed Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple are spectacular monuments high on the list of to do things in Delhi.

Delhi is also known for some of the top hotels by international brands which offer great venue for business as well as a refuge from the din of the city to let you rejuvenate.

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Wrap yourselves in warm clothes and venture out when the sun’s shining brightly. Take one of the many organized heritage walks around the city and go on a shopping spree. If food is your thing, Delhi is your Mecca. With some of the best-known chef-run restaurants, Delhi has a wide range of cuisines for you to sample from and more street food items than you will have ever seen in your life. Got a few extra days, take off to Agra and Jaipur to complete the Golden Triangle Trip.

Goa : The eternal holiday destination

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If not here, where else will you be in December ? One has plenty of reasons to visit Goa; after all it is one of the best tourist destinations in India. However, December provides many reasons for holidaying in Goa. The warmth and joy of Christmas amplifies when it is celebrated in Goa, well, India doesn’t know of a better destination that throws the biggest bash on New Year. Furthermore, the ever so lively music festival of Sunburn is evidently a delight, if you are an ardent EDM (Electric Dance Music) fan. Also, Goa in the month of December takes you back on the spiritual road as it observes the pious Feast of St. Francis Xavier, which is marked by several days of festivity and concludes with a large fair. All these celebrations allure tourists to book their tickets for Goa before its gets jam-packed.

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Travelers often find it impossible to believe that Goa, a tiny emerald ensconced between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat, is a part of India.

Winter is the time when the tiny emerald that is Goa is teeming with visitors. Renowned as one of the finest beach destinations in the world, Goa is very unlike the rest of the India. Its cosmopolitan culture, eclectic cuisine, vibrant nightlife and vast stretches of sandy beaches make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.

Visit the city in winters and join in the festivities in the city. With the arrival of Christmas and New Year, Goa is at its vibrant best. Parties, music and scrumptious cuisines along with cultural events make it the high time to visit Goa in winter especially from November till February.

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Since winter also herald the wedding season in India, this is the time when newlyweds visit Goa for honeymoon. Couples could enjoy their honeymoon at some of the finest luxury hotels in Goa that boast of private beaches. Other activities could include water sport, wildlife and sussegado on Goa’s famed beaches.

For families too there is much to do in Goa in winters. Beaches, waterfalls, wildlife and adventure sports are some of the top things to do in Goa along with visit to World Heritage churches and cathedrals and evening river cruises.

Winter also rocks as it is the time for Christmas and New Year in Goa and people of Goa celebrate both these occasion with great gusto.

If you are planning your trip to Goa during winter, keep in mind that it is the peak season for tourism and hotels and accommodations – whether 3 stars or 5 stars – fill up in advance and even sold out during December-January. It’s always wise to book your winter holiday packages in Goa in advance so that you don’t have to compromise with your holiday.

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What to do: Burn the dance floor at India’s best parties, shop your heart out at the many flea markets and pray for your soul during the feast of St Francis Xavier.

Goa is indeed the most famous and loved party destination of India. It welcomes you with open arms and magnificent sunny beach-fronts all round the year. But December is special for various reasons. From night bazaars and the flea markets to the feast of St Francis Xavier and the loudest EDM party, Sunburn or Supersonic, Goa has exactly everything to offer, you could ask for. Right from Christmas, all the way to New Years, Goa is THE venue for a month long party.

The Feast of St Francis Xavier, a feast held at the Basilica De Bom Jesus, Christmas, Sunburn Festival and of course New Year’s Eve. That being said, be prepared for large crowds and super-expensive hotel tariff.

Kerala : God’s own country

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You want to avoid the crowd and still want to enjoy the vivacity of nature? Well, the idea of vacationing in Alappuzha is just perfect. The picture perfect backwaters and the tranquility that Kerala is famous for comes together at Alappuzha to offer visitors their best holiday experience. Stay in houseboats and sail through the quiet waters; also December is the time when Alappuzha celebrates a 10-day festival called Mullackal Chirap. So, along with enjoying a stay amidst the serene ambiance, one can also witness the rich culture of Kerala coming to life.

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A treat for all seasons, it’s when the monsoon departs that Kerala true natural splendor reaches its zenith. Western Ghats and brackish lagoons or the backwaters bestow a unique charm on Kerala’s appeal.

You name it and Kerala has it: backwaters, beaches, spice gardens, tea plantations, Ayurveda, ecotourism and abundant wildlife. That’s why we have chosen Kerala as one of the top winter holiday destinations in India.

For beach lovers its the Kovalam and Varkala or even Marari; for backwaters its Alapuzza, Kollam, Kumarakom and Vembanad lake. Then there is Munnar’s lush tea plantation and salubrious weather.

If you are in for wildlife there is a bird sanctuary in Kumarakom, tiger reserve in Periyar and the world’s most bio diverse ecosystem Silent Valley National Park which is home to the largest population of Lion-tailed macaque.

Kerala also happens to be the top destination in India for health and rejuvenation. You could find a number of authentic and world class Ayurveda center that offer therapeutic massages and treatments based on 3000 years old science of healing: Ayurveda. In fact, Kerala is one of the top destinations for authentic Ayurveda in India.

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You can alternately visit the Back waters of Kerala or do trekking trips to the mountains of Idukki district.

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Kochi, was known as Cochin for the longest time. It is known to be one of the fastest growing cities in India. Kochi has been a port for centuries and the city has a lot to offer when it comes to the number of churches and chapels there are here. December is a great time to visit Kochi, you’ll get to witness the Cochin Carnival at the Kochi Fort.

Agra : The City of Love

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Weather in December makes Taj a wonder to watch. Located in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is famous for its famous monuments of Mughal era. TajMahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World is located here. Other than that Akbar Fort, Moti Masjid and Sheesh Mahal are also bearing the witness of amazing architecture of Mughal period.

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Home to one of the ‘Seven Modern Wonders of the World’ Taj Mahal, Agra needs no introduction. Home to some of the greatest Mughal architectural marvels, Agra is one of the most visited tourist places in India. It is thronged by tourists round the year and who’s who around the globe make it a point to visit Taj Mahal when they visit India. The reason why we have included Agra as one of the top places to visit in India in December – January or for that matter entire winter season is that, when you visit Taj Mahal, you are not allowed to wear shoes on the white marble. During the scorching summer the white marble gets too hot and makes it uncomfortable to walk on the floor. During winter it is very comfortable to do the sightseeing tour of both Taj Mahal and the Agra Red Fort.

Rajasthan Land of Maharajas

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An amazing concoction of colors, royalty, tradition and romance, Rajasthan is a favorite haunt of overseas tourists in India. There is so much to see and do in Rajasthan that even seasoned travelers find it hard to pick and choose from the plenty of options at hand.

Maharajas held sway in Rajputana a century ago. They were great patrons of art and culture. All their idiosyncrasies as well as respect for tradition and art are today evident in numerous mighty fortresses, scintillating palaces, traditional dance and arts.

The capital Jaipur is the most popular place, visited by millions every year. It is closely followed by major tourist places such as Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ranthambore and Bikaner.

Festivals held during winter months in Rajasthan is another reason why it is considered one of the best places to visit in India in winter. Pushar Mela needs to introduction as it has become of the major draws among visitors from overseas. Jodhpur Riff is an another recently introduced cultural fest that draws musical talents from around the world. Then there are several other camel festivals which are celebrated between November and March.

Jaipur

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The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur has amazing weather in December. The city offers a perfect combination of the rays of the sun and the cool breeze that  is most welcoming. You can visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Albert Museum, and take a regular shopping trip to Bapu Bazaar. But if you’re up for something interesting, visit the Alsisar Haveli (about 2.5 km away) and be a part of the Magnetic Fields Festival that will be hosted at there.

Jodhpur

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For the lovers of heritage Bundi is a great escape during winters whereas the honeymooners prefer it at the Mount Abu which is the only hill station in the desert state.

Our honeymoon tips for people looking for winter destinations in India is to head for the sand dunes in Jaisalmer or Bikaner. Imagine the romance in the ambiance as you sit by the campfire holding each others hand gazing at starlit sky.

Palace which have been turned into heritage hotels are also a big draw when it comes to winter vacations in India. Whereas the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur has been adjudged the best romantic hotel in India, nearby Devigarh by Lebua is a heritage cum boutique hotel which attracts who’s who in the world by virtue of its architectural appeal.

Udaipur

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If you happen to be visiting Bikaner and want to get a taste of royalty as did Maharajas of yore, then we’d like to recommend Gajner Palace in Bikaner.

What to do: Shopping at the Shilpgram Arts and Crafts Festival, wander in the by lanes of Udaipur.

Udaipur is home to Lake Pichola and the Fateh Sagar Lake along with its magnificent City Palace, Monsoon palace, Lake Palace and Jag Mandir that lure travelers to visit this royal acity. Seven km away is Shilpgram, a government set up village to promote artisans. The articulate and intricate work by these local artisans will leave you spell bound. This month, the village will celebrate the Shilpgram Arts and Crafts Festival, that you should totally be a part of.

Ranthambore

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One of the best tiger reserves of India, Ranthambore finds itself all the more welcoming in December with the pleasant drop in the temperature. A region known for being the richest centers of flora and fauna, a dreamy terrain amidst the Vindhya and Aravalli, this one also houses the Ranthambore Fort in the reserve. Apart from being the home of the endangered tiger, several other animal species are found here such as the wild cats, leopards, sloth bears, hyenas, Indian foxes, crocodiles and jackals. Compared to other tiger reserves, chances of tiger spotting are relatively higher at Ranthambore.

 Jim Corbett: Lure of the Jungle

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Just as the monsoon retreats, Jim Corbett open its door to the visitors to experience the diversity of fauna and postcard perfect landscape, lush forest cover and gurgling water streams. Jim Corbett National Park is the first national park to be established in Asia. There are several zones where jeep safaris are allowed to sight the wildlife. Other than jeep safaris, you can also do elephant safari in Jim Corbett to rendezvous with tigers from close proximity.

Besides mammals which include tigers, elephants, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer, otters and more. Yet another appeal of Jim Corbett is the wide variety of bird species that could be spotted here making it one of the best places for bird watching in India. Over 600 species of birds have been recorded inside this park including great pied hornbill, white-backed vulture and Pallas fish eagle.

With extreme winter not setting yet, Jim Corbett becomes one of the best places to visit in India from October to March if you are a wildlife enthusiast. Make sure that you get your accommodation in Dhikala range where the chances of tiger spotting are maximum.

Kullu Manali: Himalayan Hinterlands

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If you are looking for honeymoon destination in India during winters, then look no further. Kullu and Manali offer one of the best romantic setting to kindle the romance.

Whereas Kullu is relatively low lying area with lush natural surroundings, Manali is a place where couples could enjoy adventure sports and frolic in snow.

Then there are ancient temples, opportunity for paragliding etc and picturesque ambiance that makes Manali a favored destination even during winters.

Honeymooners in Manali also prefer to head for Rohtang Pass nearby where there’s ample opportunity for snow sports.

To experience snowfall, Manali is one of the top places to visit in in November, December and January.

Shimla: Queen of Hills

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A short ride from Delhi, Shimla is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India during summers as well as winters. The major pull factors are the altitude, ambiance and bearable snow fall and cool weather. In Shimla even if you do nothing, you have done all that you have come for.

Considered one of the best hill stations in India, Shimla could be visited anytime of the year. Winters are fun in Shimla as there’s snowfall which add to the romantic appeal of the place. It also gets bit cold which keeps of the crowd making it the best time and one of the best places for honeymoon in India with some sense of privacy and thrill and adventure of snow.

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The Mall Road in Shimla is packed with couples during winters. Adventure enthusiasts also head to Shimla for hiking activities which is one of the things to do in here. Then there are people who visit Shimla for its colonial charm and to explore the seamless blend of tradition and modernity.

The luxe lovers visit Shimla for the award winning Wildflower Hall located at Mashobara. One of the finest luxury hotels and spa destinations in India, Wildflower Hall is one of the best heritage hotels in India. The most alluring factor is that this hotel is located in Himalayas and offer breathtaking views and serene escape and one of its king luxury in the lap of Himalayas.

Dharamsala and Mcleodganj

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Nestled in the Dauladhar range of Himalaya, Dharamsala is renowned as the seat of Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile. A little ahead of Dharamsala is McLeodganj at a bit higher altitude and a different world altogether. Dharamsala and Mcleodganj are especially popular among the foreign tourists as one of the top places for volunteering in India.

As soon as you arrive in McLeodganj, everything changes. The weather, ambience, the crowd and the culture. McLeodganj is thronged by Lamas, foreigners both resident and visitors and tourists from India.

The snowcapped mountain paks of Dauladhar creates breathtaking scenery and there are plenty of hiking trails that begins with McLeodganj as the base. With increasing popularity, McLeodganj has become touristy these days but is a very good option as a winter holiday destination in India.

Lesser people visit during winter. And you may try staying at Naddi or Dharamkot for serenity and proximity to nature. This 2 relatively unknown places are the haven for honeymooners looking to have a memorable beginning of their married life.

If you are traveling to Dharamsala in winter, why not try the hike to Triund and spend the night in the camps surrounded by snow. We promise that the first rays of sun would leave you with indelible memories.

Lucknow : Land of Nawabs, Kebabs & Shababs

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Home of the Nawabs of the Oudh (Awadh), Lucknow is renowned for its sumptuous cuisines, dance and music, thanks to the Nawabs who were great patron of art. An important political center for a long time Lucknow is dotted with Raj era building some stunning mausoleums. But above all the reason you should visit Lucknow is to witness firsthand the city’s reputation as the land of ‘Nawabs, Kebabs, Adaab (respect) and shabab (beauty).’

One of the reasons to visit Lucknow at this time of the year is to attend the Lucknow Mahotsav, a cultural extravaganza that celebrates the ‘tezjib’ and nawabi cuisine of the region, the reason why we recommend Lucknow as one of the best places to visit in India in December – January.

Source : Curated from the web