If you are anything like me, your bucket list would be spilling over with travel destinations to explore. However, the winter travel destinations have got a bit of a bad rep when it comes to adding them to the bucket list. It is judged for its harsh weather conditions and cruel coldness. But a puffed jacket and insulated thermals can solve that issue in no time. The dismissal of a wonderful winter can cost you in quaint landscapes and sky-high alps.
Out of all the winter travel destinations, here are some absolute winter wonderlands to add to your bucket list.
Finnish Lapland is the last wilderness of Europe. It is known for the amazing natural wonders it offers, like polar nights, northern lights, autumn colors, and midnight sun. The capital city of Lapland, Rovaniemi, feels like a gateway to another world of ice-covered landscapes. It has all the magical spots one can dream of, including Santa Claus village and snow hotels.
Hidden in the Swiss Alps, Zermatt is a small village in the lap of Matterhorn peak. This small paradise has numerous hiking trails leading to the most scenic views on earth. Skiing and mountaineering are a big center of attraction in Zermatt. There are numerous great points to witnessing the mighty Matterhorn. This car-free village is famous for various outdoor activities, mainly skiing.
With the arrival of winter, everyone prefers to visit snow-clad mountains. Although Europe has always been a prominent hub of snow sightings, home of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one hidden snow-covered gem in Asia . Rich with cultural heritage, Nagano offers a wide range of activities like ice sculpture festivals, skiing, snowshoeing, and many more.
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Riviera Nayarit is one of the coolest winter destinations of all time. This hidden beauty has amazing surf and delicious local seafood. If you are a fan of vibrant wildlife and luxurious resorts, Nayarit is the perfect place for you. The summer comes with humidity and hot wind, while the winter is an enjoyable time to visit this utopian beauty.
Known as God’s own country, Kerala is full of lush green landscapes and beautiful beaches. In the northeast region of Kerala lies a small district called Wayanad. It is also known as ‘the land of paddy fields in the traveling books. The Kuruva Island in Wayanad is enriched with flora and fauna, making it the most famous tourist destination in the district. There is a long list of must-visit places in Wayanad, including Lakkidi, Muthanga wildlife sanctuary, Chembra peak, etc.