North-East India is a veritable treasure trove of exciting experiences and untamed natural beauty. The region is blessed with having both wonderful tourist attractions to visit as well as offering an escape from the boring humdrum of every day city lives. Below are some of the top reasons to visit the North East in winter.
Darjeeling, the Queen of the Hills is bedazzling with her beauty in winters witnessing snowfall during several winters. This transforms the entire hill station into a kind of winter wonderland where kids and adults alike can have fun and frolic on the snow. After the snowball fights, where better to head than to have a hot piping plate of momos.
Kalimpong witnesses some of the most magnificent sunsets during the winter months with panoramic views over the grand Himalayans from all corners of the charming mountain town. There is nothing better than a lovely stroll through the local bazaar on a cold winter day.
Gangtok sees a spree of exciting activity during the winter months, especially the now extremely popular Red Panda Festival which sees a celebration of food, culture and music with performances by several renowned artists who come from all over. For those looking to experience snow, the gorgeous Tsomgo Lake and Nathu La Pass are only a short drive away.
Where to Stay
MAYFAIR Himalayan Spa Resort, Kalimpong is a lovingly restored luxury heritage hotel with spectacular views over the mountains.
MAYFAIR Darjeeling is a charming heritage property located in a quiet part of town and exuding old world romance.
MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino, Gangtok is a magnificent luxury property with an award winning spa and a casino.