India is a country which is filled with winter experiences so diverse that a traveller can utilise a lifetime making memories of them all. Going to destinations to enjoy the snow is passé and most travellers have already done that to death. However, there are a lot of other offbeatexperiences that the country offers to travellers during the winters.
Water sports at Varkala
Varkala is one of those destinations which assures travellers of the real charm of Kerala’sseaside beauty. Not a very popular destination in the state otherwise, the winters are just perfect for experiencing this destination. Apart from the beauty of the velvet sand, and the crashing waves coupled with stunning sunsets, what makes this place even more attractive during the winter are the water sports that are offered. The water sports offered in this place are windsurfing, beach volleyball, and scuba diving.
Make merry at the Goa Carnival
Although it has become an unsaid truth that winter travel in India is incomplete without a trip to Goa , but the beach haven is not only about the electronic dance music concerts and parties during winter, as people usually perceive about the destination. The place hosts the beautiful Goa Carnival, which is organised and promoted by the state tourism board. Celebrated with street shows by a melange of dancers, acrobats, clowns, fire eaters, and other forms of entertainers, this colourful festival is organised as an annual event in order to commemorate King Momo, the king of chaos. One can call it a miniature form of Brazil’s carnival and is something that’s just not worth missing out on.
Go tiger spotting at Kanha National Park
The winters are just perfect for a trip to the wild, especially because the weather is suitable for any wildlife enthusiast to be outdoors all day while experiencing the flora and fauna of a place. What better place to experience the charms of Indian wildlife than the Kanha National Park, which is famous among wildlife enthusiasts from all parts for its diverse flora and fauna. Its popularity also stems from the fact that it has one of the highest populations of big cat, thus making it an even bigger attraction for travellers. So, in case you find Corbett crowded or expensive this winter, head to Kanha instead. Rest assured, the experience there will make you thank me later.
Witness the Khajuraho Dance Festival
If the amazing heritage temples and sites of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh are not enough to make you travel to the destination in winter, the Khajuraho Dance Festival probably should. One of the most amazing cultural programmes in India, this dance festival hosts all kinds of classical Indian dance performances, including Kathak, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, and Kathakali.
Leopard Safari at Bhenswara
While most of the other wildlife destinations across the country might be flooded during the winters due to suitable weather for forest safaris, Bhenswara in Rajasthan will let you exploreand enjoy at ease. Besides, it is one of the very few destinations in India where you can go on a leopard safari. The semi-arid and rocky terrains of the region make this place a habitable place for leopards. Apart from leopards, the other wildlife species seen in this place include jackal, fox, hyena, antelope, python, hare, porcupine, hedgehog, and wild boar.