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Not A Fan Of The Cold? Check Out These Destinations Instead

Not A Fan Of The Cold? Check Out These Destinations Instead

By Ruchi Joshi

09 Mar, 2023

There is a kind of gloom that settles on the window panes as the extreme winter arrives. We all prefer to be in our snuggly blankets and comforters as long as we can. Amongst all the snowfall lovers there are also those who shiver even after wearing 10 layers of warm clothing. Maybe winter is not your favourite season and maybe you prefer warm and sunny days more. Well, you do not have to feel disheartened, as we bring to you a list of non-snowy travel destinations for winter 2022. Are we all in for the ride? Let’s go!

Here Are 5 Non-Snowy Destinations For Winter 2022

1. Rishkesh 


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Love mountains but cannot handle extreme cold and snowfall? The ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ – Rishikesh is the place for you. Located in Uttarakhand, it has the most majestic view of the Himalayas but it does not experience snowfall. The various ashrams will give you the perfect vibes for meditation and some much-needed soul searching. The landscape of Rishikesh is full of mountains laden with lush greenery and rivers that are regarded as Goddesses throughout the country. Apart from exploring your faith and spirituality, you can also indulge in adrenaline-filled activities like river rafting. When in Rishikesh do not forget to visit Lakshman Jhula, Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan and Triveni Ghat, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Ram Jhula, Rishikund, Vashishta Gufa, Raghunath Temple etc.

2. Fort Kochi

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Down south of India is home to some lovely places bestowed with the beauty of nature and cultural and historical significance. Fort Kochi in Kerala is one of those places. It is famous for its Chinese fishing nets, European aesthetics from its colonial history and beautiful beaches. You can easily find yourself mesmerized by how well different cultures and religions blend here. You can find the influence of Portuguese, Dutch and British through the art and architecture in and around Fort Kochi. All of this when teamed up with ethereal sunsets and sunrise by the beach makes the most perfect travel experience that one can have. When in Fort Kochi do not forget to visit Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, St Francis Church, Athirappilly Falls, Paradesi Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace, Kerala Kathakali Center, Chinese Fishing Nets, Jew Town, etc. The café culture and landscape of art are quite vibrant as well.

3. Lonavala


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Located near both Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala is one of the best hill stations in western India. Popularly known as the ‘Jewel of Sahyadri’, Lonavala promises you some of the most breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys, the evergreen forestry and the numerous beautiful and at the same time thrilling waterfalls. You can spot history, the excellence of the erstwhile rulers and the importance of spirituality in a person’s life through the famed forts and caves that tell a story of their own. When in Lonavala do not forget to visit Lion point, Tiger’s Leap, Duke’s nose, Rajmachi Fort, Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Bhaja Caves, Karla Caves, Pawna Lake, Reverse Waterfall, etc. The young at heart looking for adventure can partake in Paragliding, Water Rappelling, Kayaking, Motor Boat Ride, Trekking etc. What’s more? Maganlal Chikki. It is a must-try sweet food item at Lonavala.

4. Munnar


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Kashmir might be in deep snow during winters but ‘Kashmir of South India’ makes for a pleasant non-snowy trip. It is a heaven of exotic and rare wildlife both in terms of plants, vegetation, animals and birds. Eravikulam National Park in Munnar is home to Neelakurunji which blooms only once every 12 years (they will next bloom in 2030) and has the largest population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. With an abundance of utterly charming views of nature through various vantage points, waterfalls, tea estates and dams, you are sure to have a time of your life in this quiet and peaceful town of Kerala. When in Munnar do not forget to visit C.S.I Christ church, Lockhart Gap Viewpoint, Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Echo Point, Mattupetty Dam, Attukad Waterfalls, 2nd Mile Viewpoint, Idukki Dam, etc.

5. Goa


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Starting from November to February, Goa experiences the peak tourist season. Especially during Christmas and New Year’s Eve, you will find Goa jam-packed with people from across the world. The vibe and the parties in Goa during the month of December are totally a world apart. Not only the parties in the clubs but events at the beaches and shacks near the beaches are exciting and fun-filled. Moreover, you can witness how the popular churches of Goa like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, etc celebrate the festivities. A bicycle ride in rural Goa and trekking to spots like Dudhsagar Waterfalls is so fulfilling. When in Goa do not forget to visit Aguada Fort, Tito’s Club, Butterfly Beach, Chapora Fort, Anjuna Flea Market, Reis Magos Fort, etc.

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