Winter treats from India Winter is just around the corner and those who love to travel, this is the best time to pack your bags and set out for it. India has a lot to offer with colours and festivals during this chilled weather and one would love to visit these places during this time of the year. During winters, India lights up as all its corners get ready to celebrate with their unique festivals. If one is planning to have a trip at this time of the year, then here are some suggestions which they can keep in mind before making a plan.
Konark Festival in Orissa People say that winter is the best time to visit Orissa as Konark festival sets in during this time. This place is culturally very rich, and this festival goes on for five days. During this five-day festival, people from all over the country and even from abroad come to enjoy this. Many national and international artists also perform famous dance forms like Odissi, Kuchipuri, Manipuri, Bharatnatyam, Kathak and many more. Apart from these traditional dance forms, one can also get to see years old tribal art and dance form performances here. As this festival is organized with the backdrop of the magnificent Konark Temple, the lights and effects make it look marvellous.
Adventure at Sundarbans We all know that Sundarbans is the only mangrove forest in India and it is best if visited in winter. This is in fact the single block mangrove forest in this entire world and yes, it is the hub of the famous Royal Bengal Tigers. Located partly in India and the rest in Bangladesh; this place is an adventurous one with deep dense jungle around and one needs to hire a boat to go through the jungles. This is a place where one can feel the perfect adrenaline rush inside.
Khajuraho Dance Festival at Madhya Pradesh Another famous festival is organized in the winter at the backdrop of famous erotic and heritage temple of Khajuraho. Each year, during the month of February, this dance festival is organized and many famous performers come here to perform traditional classical dance forms of India. One can also visit the famous Raneh waterfall which is just 16 kilometres away from this place. In fact, the famous historical destination called Orchha is also just a few kilometres away from Jhansi. This place is famous for its sculptures and temples.
Frozen Waterfall at Spiti Valley Winter is special as one gets to see frozen waterfalls during this time. At Spiti valley, the waterfall gets froze at least four to five inches which is indeed a site to visit. But yes, the Rohtang Pass remains closed in the winter as there is heavenly snowfall in this region during this time of the year.
One can reach these places or nearby ones easily with the help of Indian Railways as they can book train tickets from online sites as well. To track your train on mobile, one can log into the official Indian Railways website from their phone.