With the onset of winter and a string of festivals lined up, winter can be a great time to plan a family vacation. There are many places to visit in India in winter with family, from beaches to quaint towns to hill stations. Here is a list of our top 10 winter holiday destinations In India for a family vacation

  • Kerala

Known as God’s own country, Kerala is one of the top holiday destinations in southern India. But winters in Kerala are extra special. The weather is pleasant, and you can enjoy the beautiful backwaters, tea gardens and lush greenery during this time. And if you visit during Christmas time, you’ll find decorated markets and shops bustling with the holiday vibe. 

Don’t forget to indulge yourself in some Ayurveda spa sessions when in Kerala. And if you’re looking to experience the extra chill of a hill station, Munnar can be your perfect getaway. Stay at Club Mahindra Munnar Resort to pamper your body and soul. 

  • Rajasthan

Situated in the western part of India, Rajasthan is one of the favourite winter tourist destinations in India and the world. Lakhs of tourists from around the world come here every year just to experience the warm hospitality of this place. The warm ‘Khamma Ghani’ (welcome in the Rajasthani language) will embrace you and make you fall in love with the place and its people. 

Being close to the desert, the summers can be excruciatingly hot in some parts of Rajasthan, like Jodhpur and Jaipur. That is why many tourists prefer visiting this place during the winter. Here are 3 recommended Rajasthan cities. 

  • Jodhpur

Whether you want to shop for unique handicrafts or experience the night desert Safari in the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is your place. Get treated like royalty at the Pratap Niwas Palace, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort. 

  • Jaipur

From forts to museums, there is more to explore than you can ever make time for in Jaipur. Just riding on the local rickshaw in this Pink City can leave you mesmerised by the pink-coloured palaces overlooking the busy roads. Stay at Club Mahindra Jaipur to make your stay extra special. 

  • Udaipur

If you’re looking for a city that has milder winters, Udaipur offers just the perfect weather during the winters. The days are comfortable, and the nights bring a cool breeze from the lakes. Known as the city of lakes, this place is where you can experience the quietness of a small city. Club Mahindra Udaipur can be the perfect place to stay to make your vacation memorable. 

  • Auli, Uttarakhand

Gaining popularity as the Skiing Destination of India, Auli in Uttarakhand is now frequented by many tourists during the winter. It offers views of beautiful snow-capped mountains and experiences like trekking, camping, skiing, and much more. So if you like to experience the snow in all its glory, this is where you should be headed.  

  • Goa

Goa has always been one of the most frequented winter holiday destinations in India for a family. With the summer heat gone, it is the perfect time to make the most of your holiday in Goa. Stay at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms resort while Relaxing on the beaches, indulging in exciting water sports and gorging on some delicious seafood. And if you're here around Christmas and New Year, you can witness some of the best parties in town. 

  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

One of the oldest hill stations in India, Shimla is still one of the most visited tourist destinations during winter. It has some of the most picturesque views of snow-capped mountains and mesmerising sunsets. 

Club Mahindra Mashobra resort can be one of the ideal family resorts in Shimla to relax and unwind.

  • Lakshadweep

If you are looking for a beachy Goa-like vacation but minus the crowd, Lakshadweep can be a perfect choice during winter. Situated a little away from Kerala, this group of islands has moderate weather and is popular for its water sports like scuba diving and snorkelling. 

  • Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmire

One of the most beautiful destinations for winter getaways for families in India, Kashmir is rightfully known as the Paradise on Earth. There is a myriad of activities for families to do together, like visiting the tulip gardens, taking a gondola ride, and going river rafting, amongst many other things, when in Kashmir. A few things you can do are. Consider booking your stay at Kashmir HouseBoats - a Club Mahindra affiliate resort, for a complete holiday experience.

  • Nainital, Uttarakhand

Another beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand, Nainital, experiences a fair amount of snowfall, making it look stunning during winter. One of the top tourist attractions in Nainital is the pristine Naini Lake. Apart from that, you can also visit the Jim Corbett National Park and Raj Bhavan Palace. 

  • Gujarat

An offbeat choice for a family holiday, Gujarat is a culturally rich state with many places to explore. Stay at the Gir Resort by Club Mahindra and do not miss out on visiting famous sites like Rann of Kutch, Gir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Champaner – Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Gujarat. 

  • Gangtok, Sikkim

A beautiful northeast Indian hill station sitting in the lap of the Himalayas, Gangtok provides pristine views of the winter sun and majestic peaks of Mt. Kanchenjunga. If you are looking for a relaxed holiday, book yourself at a resort in Gangtok hosted by Club Mahindra and enjoy the jewels of nature here.

India is blessed with various terrains and types of holiday destinations. What are you waiting for? Choose your favourite holiday destination and plan your winter vacation now! 


About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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