Travel Recommendations For Northern India In Winter

By: Ajith Kumar Guptha

The geographical position and unusual topography of India is responsible for the country's diverse climate. If you have plans of visiting northern India, you can expect the climate to be hotter during the summer and cooler in winter. Before going there, you have to consider these travel recommendations for northern India in winter.

The northern plains of India during the winter season which happens to be from October to March brings very cold temperatures. Temperature in the Thar Desert can reach freezing point. In New Delhi, the temperature fluctuates between 8 degrees to 21 degrees Celsius.

During the winter season, aside from New Delhi, you can also visit other destinations like Uttranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Jamma, HImachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Kashmir. There are many activities that you can do in north India like river rafting, camel safari, mountain biking, skiing, and trekking. You can also find exquisite architecture, incredible wildlife, sand dunes, and historical charm in this Indian region.



If you plan to tour Delhi, you can explore the city's religious face. There are many temples that you can visit like Akshardham, Birla, Bangla Sahib, and ISKCON temples. Aside from the temples, there are also forts in Delhi like Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, and Red Fort.

Taj Mahal is found in north India, specifically in Uttar Pradesh. If you have plans of traveling to Uttaranchal, don't do this during the winter season as it is very cold. You can do it between April and June or from September to November.

Individuals who love mall shopping can go to Shimla. You can find malls offering great sights there. The Golden Temple can be found in Punjab.

Mountainous destinations with magnificient views you should visit are Srinagar, Jammu, Dal Lake, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Solan, Dalhousie, Dharamsala, Kullu, Manali, Kangra, and Chamba. 

Winter in north India is quite cold.
Do bring appropriate winter clothing. If you don't have them, you can start purchasing winter clothes. This way, you can avoid stressing out your body and ending up sick. Make sure that you take your vitamins and some medications with you, just in case you catch fever, cough or colds. The medicines sold in India are not the same as those sold in your home country. Better be prepared especially if you're traveling there during the winter. You can enjoy the sights and tourist spots in north India if you have a healthy body.

If you can't withstand the cold, you should go to North India during the summer season. The temperature during that time is not as cold as the winter season.

The winter season in India is also the peak season for the influx of tourists. It is best to plan ahead of time, otherwise, you will not get the best services as accommodations are limited. 

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