Winter is a season marked by excesses- everyone loves more food, extra sleep, and of course more travel plans, during the cold season. So, pack your bags, and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Winters in India are great to witness snow-clad mountains, refreshing meadows, and tropical beaches. Here's a list of top five places you can count on. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Hampi in Karnataka is a treat for history buffs. The temple town is known for its various early temples, chariot structures, elephant stables, and countless historical ruins. It also features various artifacts from the Vijayanagara Empire. Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Vithala Temple complex, Hazara Rama temple are must-visits there. The best time to go to this place is October-February. Situated in the heart of the Thar dessert, the 'Golden City of India' Jaisalmer features some of the most spellbinding views of deserts and mesmerizing forts. During your time in Jaisalmer, make sure to visit the majestic Jaisalmer Fort and the Patwa Haveli. You can also try your hands at adventure sports and camel rides. The best time to visit the city is October-March. Often referred to as 'Devbhoomi', the northern state of Uttarakhand is a delight for travelers during winters. All districts in the state are known for their scenic beauty. Some of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand are hill stations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Lansdowne, Valley of Flowers etc. for their scintillating Himalayan views. Best time to visit the state is between October and February. If you love spectacular landscapes, thundering rivers, and snow-covered hills, Himachal is your best bet, this winter season. The state has a cluster of beautiful destinations to offer such as Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Kasol, and Dalhousie, among others. What's more? You can experience some of the most adrenaline-pumping adventure sports there like paragliding, rafting, trekking etc. Best Time: October to June. Last but not the least, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will offer you great luxury, without digging a hole in your pocket. Once there, do not miss out on the serene Radhanagar Beach, North Bay Island, and the Mahatma Gandhi Marine Park. Best time to visit this place is November to May. So, plan that much-awaited trip before the winters bid us farewell!