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Winter Is Coming! 10 Ultimate Bucket List Ideas

Winter Is Coming! 10 Ultimate Bucket List Ideas

Bid goodbye to the hot and humid summers and it’s time to say, ‘Hi‘ to winter. ‘Winter is coming,’ and is actually the best holiday season to explore and witness a completely different picture of India. Worry not for we have compiled a list of items you should definitely have on your winter bucket list to make the most out of the season.

1. Witness the Khajuraho Dance Festival

Location: Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Madhya Pradesh.
Schedule: Last week of February

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If you want to witness an amalgamation of the Indian culture this winter, the Khajuraho Dance Festival is just for you. The festival is a celebration of dance, through dance. Incredible artists from all around the country participate and perform their traditional dances in this intriguing festival. The festival and the performances are an appreciation of human emotions and the religious Hindu philosophy.

2. Watch the dusky skies at the Rann Kutch Utsav

Location: Rann of Kutch, Madhya Pradesh.
Schedule: 1st November 2017 to 20th February 2018

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The Rann Utsav is a festival organized but the Gujrat Tourism Authority to showcase the rich culture of the people of the area. More than 8000 tourists visit the place just for attending the festival. This festival provides a platform for others to witness the creativity of the artisans and craftsmen, folk music and performances, the culture and community. And if you want to take a break, you could just sit in the middle of the desert with a bonfire and a blanket.

3. Go scuba diving in Bangaram

Location: Bangaram, Lakshwadeep
Schedule: October to March
Time Required for dive: 1-4 weeks
Difficulty Level: Easy-Challenging
Cost: Rs 4000-5000

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Winters are an opportunity for you to dive. One can expect the beaches to be full of visitors during this season. However, if you want to experience scuba-diving away from the hustle-bustle and not on the cliched beaches, Bangaram in Lakshwadeep is a must-visit for you.

4. Surf the waves in Varkala

Location: Varkala, Kerala
Schedule: November to March
Cost of lessons: Rs 1500-2000

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For your winter bucket list, we have found a hidden gem for you and it’s in Kerala. The Varkala Beach is an underrated exotic beach with the Arabian Sea at its frontiers. And the best part, you can surf there. Surfboard Rentals allow you a surfboard at a very nominal price.

5. Ski like a pro in Solang Valley

Location: Solang Valley, Manali
Schedule: October to March
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Cost: Rs 300 onwards

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The best feature about the Solang Valley is the high mountain slopes which turn absolutely milky white during winters. One can witness a scenic view right out of Hollywood movies. If you are a beginner, there are agencies both government and private who will help you ski like a pro.

#WoovlyFunFact: Did you know that the coldest temperature ever recorded was in 1983. It was at the Vostok Station in Antarctica at -128°C.

6. Paraglide among the clouds in Bir Billing

Location: Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh
Schedule: September to November
Cost:Rs 1500-2500 (time of flight)

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It’s time to embrace this winter season from above the clouds. Bir Billing is an ultimate winter bucket list destination for paragliders, beginners or pros. Also, known as the ‘Paragliding Capital of India,’ the location has the best landing and takeoff sites with smooth air currents, cloud base and climatic conditions.

7. Build a snowman in Gangtok

Location: Gangtok, Sikkim
Schedule: October to February

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Your winter bucket list is about to turn snowy with this travel destination. Sikkim is the perfect hill-station getaway if you come from the more hotter zones of the country. Do remember to witness the Tsongmo Lake which is one of the highest altitude lakes in India, at 12400 feet. During winters, the lake is completely frozen.

8. Embrace the Christmas-lit Park Street

Location: Park Street, Kolkata
Schedule:25th December 2017 – 1st January 2018

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Christmas is on the way but on your winter bucket list this year, take a trip to Kolkata. You can actually witness the magical spirit of Christmas. Lights, food stalls, children running around in joy, the police and army band performing for the common, on Park Street, Kolkata.

9. Talk to the dolphins & watch exotic birds at the Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary

Location: Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary, Orissa
Schedule: October to March


Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary means wonderland for bird lovers and bird-watchers. For your winter bucket list this year, you have the opportunity to witness unseen and rare aquatic birds on migration. The major species that can be witnessed are the White-bellied sea eagles, Graylag geese, purple moorhen, flamingo jacana and herons. One can also observe wild animals such as the blackbuck, golden jackals, spotted deer and hyenas. Even the Chilka lake has an immense biodiversity from 160 various species of crustaceans, fishes and the best part – the Chilka dolphin.

10. Brace yourself at a desert jeep safari in Jaisalmer

Location: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Schedule: November to March
Cost: Rs 1200

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The desert jeep safari in Jaisalmer is a must have on your winter bucket list if you’re seeking adventure. The jeep with the twists and turns on the sand dunes skyrocket your heart pumping the adrenaline. At that speed and motion with just sand dunes around, stress evaporates faster from your mind.

What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?

Try out these winter bucket list ideas and let us know if you’ve accomplished one. If you’ve more to add to this list, you can do it here.

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