Winter brings its own set of adventures that many travelers take on, but it may not be everyone’s cup of tea – many still crave the warmth of the sun during the winter season. If you prefer beaches to snow-capped mountains and the cold isn’t your cup of tea either, then sip a pina colada at one of those warm spots that still enjoys the summer sun during the winter months. peak can be your vibe:
Goa is perhaps the most obvious name that comes to mind when you think of escaping winter’s wrath, but for all the right reasons. Here, even in January and December, the sun shines enough to give you the perfect beach tan. However, as the evenings can be windy, you may need to wear a light jacket.
If you want to head to a warm destination but not a beach per se, Kabini offers a different experience. Surrounded by dense forests, it is the perfect place to explore the rich flora and fauna of Karnataka. Apart from jungle safaris, you can also go trekking, bird watching or immerse yourself in the luxurious experiences that many eco-stays offer.
The ancient city of Madurai, which was also once the capital of the Hindu Pandayan dynasty, is dotted with colorful and extravagant temples. If you want to plan a historic getaway, Madurai should be on your radar. Additionally, the winter months are perhaps the best time to explore the city of temples as the weather is mostly temperate, with more or less pleasant evenings.
Located about 16 km from Kottayam, Kumarakom sits on the edge of Vembanad Lake. This remote village promises a serene stay – here you can cruise through the vast backwaters while enjoying panoramic views of the coconut palms that tower along the shore. If you like bird watching and getting lost in nature, you can also take a walk in the bird sanctuary.
Badami has a richer history than most – it was the capital of the Chalukyan Empire between 543 and 757 AD. Now tourists visit to see the unique architecture of the rock-cut cave temples that date back centuries ago. If you are planning a trip to Badami, you must also visit Aihole and Pattadakal to see more of the magnificent Chalukyan remains.