Winter season is one of the most glorious times of the year around the world. There is a festive atmosphere in the air and the air is crisp with a chill that invigorates the soul. This is the best time to enjoy snowfalls and see the surroundings turn into a winter wonderland. The best part about the season is that it is time for the winter holidays which is eagerly awaited by the entire family to celebrate and go for vacation.
International Destinations for Your Winter Vacation
Pack your bags and head out to these dazzling destinations across the world this winter and make your winter vacation a truly memorable one.
Where better to enjoy the beauty of snow than at Switzerland. Made immortal by the Indian film industry, it is home to the mighty Swiss Alps. These snow-covered mountains are a haven for those who love adventure sports like skiing. You can also get captivated by panoramic views of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps from Matterhorn.
Switzerland is also a paradise for chocoholics. Swiss chocolates are considered to be one of the best in the world and you can see the process of making them at one of the quaint boutiques. Don’t forget to pick up a few or lots of chocolates for back home!
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Another key attraction in Switzerland is Zurich, the usual entry port into the country. Zurich is famous for Mount Titlis, the highest peak in Central Switzerland. Revel in the snow paradise, take a cable car ride and soak in the unparalleled majesty of the surrounding mountains. Visit Lucerne with its quaint cafes and boutiques offering a variety of Swiss army knives, Swiss chocolates and the famous Swiss watches.
There are many good Indian restaurants across Switzerland with good vegetarian meal options.
Considered to be the most romantic city in the world, Paris is sure to be on everyone’s bucket list. The city has a different charm in every season of the year and winter is surely one of the best times to visit. The shimmering Eiffel Tower in the evening or a leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Seine, Paris is a dream come true in the winters.
If you are visiting during the Christmas or New Year time, you should definitely try the Seine river cruise in the evening with special dinner. The whole city is decorated in festive lights and the sight as seen from the river is one that you will never forget.
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Walk along the streets of Paris and witness it decorated in all its festive glory. Just remember to stay warm and carry an umbrella and enjoy the magic of Paris unravel in the form of a winter wonderland.
Paris city also has many good Indian dining options which offer vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food.
If you want to travel with young children, then there is no better option for you than Hong Kong. The Disneyland Park at Hong Kong is a place where your children and you can enjoy every day of the year!
This awesome theme park is one of the most visited and unforgettable experiences for both children and adults. It is one of the seven Disneyland theme parks in the world and lets kids and their parents experience their favorite Disney characters and movies come to life. From rollercoasters to special shows, parades and live action figures this is a delight for all age groups.
The Disney Christmas extravaganza is a one-of-a-kind spectacle that will leave you spellbound. You get the chance to stay at one of the Disney themed hotels, try the different cuisines and not to forget, pick up some amazing authentic Disney souvenirs.
Do you love shopping? Do you want to be spoilt for choice of the most luxurious brands from around the world? Do you want to indulge in a truly spectacular retail therapy experience this winter? Then pack your bags and head to Dubai. The Dubai Shopping Festival from 26 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 is one of the most happening shopping events of the world.
This is definitely one of the best reasons to head to this Emirati nation for your winter vacation this year. Dubai is a spectacular destination that offers nothing but the most opulent experiences to its guests. From five-star hotels to exotic dining options and thrilling desert safaris it ticks all the boxes for being the best travel destination. Not to mention the myriad shopping options!
Rising like a glittering jewel in the middle of the vast desert, Dubai is choc-a-bloc full of activities for the entire family. Take a mesmerizing Dhow cruise and enjoy a delicious Arabic meal on board. Spend your days by taking a desert safari or simply browsing through the many designer boutiques and retail stores in the city.
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There are many cuisine options available at the hotels and restaurants in Dubai including vegetarian menu.
Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for travelers from India across the year. The winter season is a great time to visit as the weather is pleasant and the beaches are a great respite from the biting cold. Although Thailand offers a great number of places to explore the most visited ones are Bangkok and Phuket.
Th capital city Bangkok is a thriving cosmopolitan city packed full of things to do. You can take a day trip to the famous floating markets and witness the age-old tradition of vendors selling their wares floating on the river. There are also many shopping malls which offer amazing clothes and accessories at unbelievable prices. Don’t forget to take a cruise down the Chao Phraya River in the evening and enjoy a delicious Thai meal on board.
The beach city of Phuket looks just like a picture postcard and it is perfect for those who want to relax and are craving some sun and sand. The Patong beach is also famous for its thriving nightlife which must be experienced to be believed. Visit the Big Buddha Statue, catch the sunset at Promthep Cape or walk around the beautiful colonial quarters of Old Phuket Town.
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So, plan and book your winter vacation today and get ready to have an experience of a lifetime!