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The great winter escape

Quit hibernating and look beyond the fog as you experience the best getaways, food and shopping this season has to offer.

Go Away, Closer: This is the best time to head to the hills, considering less tourists rush, excellent discounts offered by hotels and ample space to walk and contemplate as you beat the rush.

Tosh World cuisine and a thick green cover sprinkled with fresh snow this is the place to go with all those books on your reading list. Not just for the asocial, this serene spot in Himachal Pradesh offers enough for those who don't like to be holed up in a hotel room on a vacation.

From rave parties, undiscovered picnic spots to trekking trails, Tosh stands tall and untouched, far from being the cliched 'hill station'. What to do? Make the most of your camera and go for a walk in the forest areas. Love those loose clothes and accessories worn by Israeli and Russian tourists? This is just the place to buy them at low prices.

Pocket Friendly Solo women travellers can rejoice for Tosh is a relatively safe hill station thanks to the fact that the economy here thrives on tourists. The locals are respectful and congenial and waiters

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