November 01, 2022
CM Content Team
Providing much-needed respite from the scorching heat, winter can be the ideal weather to indulge in various activities and be outdoors.
And with winter around the corner, many are planning their holidays and vacations to different places in India. With so many places to see and things to do in winter in our vibrant country, it’s natural to be confused and pick the one that suits you best.
But don’t worry. Here are some fun activities you can try during winter, and plan your vacation accordingly.
Skiing in Manali
Trekking in Ladakh
Camping in Kutch
Snowboarding in Narkanda
Camel Safari in Rajasthan
This is one thing that you should tick off your bucket list. Manali is an all-time favourite destination for winter amongst Indians. With temperatures falling to sub-zero levels, the region experiences beautiful snowfall during January and early February. It is the best season for travellers who want to experience a white winter. Solang Valley is a popular spot for fun winter activities like skiing, paragliding, and cable car rides.
Book your stay at resorts in Manali by Club Mahindra White Meadows to enjoy the most picturesque view of snow-covered peaks all around the resort as you relax comfortably in your room with all the modern amenities.
Let’s switch it up a bit, shall we? Known for its most extreme weather conditions in India during winter, Ladakh is surely a favourite among adventure enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. With minimum temperatures going below -30°C, the passes are covered in snow and prove to be an exciting challenge for bike riders and trekkers alike. However, some passes may be closed due to extreme weather conditions. But that shouldn’t dishearten you.
The Chadar Trek and Snow Leopard Trek are some famous treks you can go for in Ladakh during the winter. While the Chadar trek is a hike and trek over a frozen Zanskar River, the snow leopard trek will take you up and close with some wild animals like the Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, and Yaks.
And if you’re looking for the perfect accommodation, The Driftwood Ladakh Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Ladakh, has your back. Offering great views, various indoor and outdoor activities, and fitted with modern amenities, it can be the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate in the stunning valleys of Ladakh.
Ok, so was that too cold for you? Then you’ll love this next suggestion. One of the exciting winter activities to do outside is camping under the stars in Rann of Kutch. With Gujarat facing extreme temperatures during the summer, it may not be possible to explore this beauty due to the unbearable heat. Visit the largest salt marsh in the world and experience a night under the stars in a lavish tent while enjoying the local food and music. On clear nights, you can see the gloriously beautiful Milky Way. That should get you excited enough, right?
A popular spot for snowboarding, Narkanda in Himachal Pradesh is the right pick for people wishing to visit someplace different from the regular tourist spots. It is located about 60km away from Shimla and is blessed with gorgeous panoramic views. With the whole hill station covered in snow, many enjoy winter activities like snowboarding and skiing at the Narkanda Peak.
Don’t want to go to the mountains or hills in the winter? How about a desert? Visiting Rajasthan during winter means exploring all the magnificent forts and palaces without having to worry about the sweltering heat. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Udaipur are the most frequented tourist destinations in Rajasthan during winter.
There are many winter activities for kids and families in Rajasthan, like sunset boat rides, ziplining, etc. But the most noteworthy one is the Camel Safari. This includes riding a camel through the glistening deserts of Jodhpur or Jaisalmer. Most of these packages also include folk dances and Rajasthani lunch or dinner.
If you’re staying at resorts in Jaisalmer by Club Mahindra Jaisalmer, ask the front desk, and we'll help you plan the safari for your family and friends.
This list mentions just a handful of the wide range of activities you can try during the winter. How many of these have you already tried? And which one is next on your list? Plan your winter vacation and enjoy some of these activities with your family.
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.