Top 10 Places in India to Have a Blast in Snow

Imagine waking on a misty morning, wrapping a fog sheet all over, you walk over the lanes just in search of the chill that inscribes winter is here. If you also crave to get the true feel of snow and see if it is really like cotton, build snowmen and make snow angels on the ground then these are the snowy places in India.

1.Pahalgam, Jammu Kashmir

Perched at a height of 8,957 ft above the sea level, Pahalgam is one of the pristine snow beauties in the country. Everything about this natural splendor is exciting riverside location, snowcapped peaks, freezing weather conditions and surrounding calmness as well as skiing. But the real magic of Pahalgam lies within its quiet long treks that provide you a tranquil snowy escape away from the madness of mainland.

2.Auli, Uttarakhand

If you like to give your skiing skills a test or are a freaking skiing beginner then Auli is an ultimate stopover. With a deep in temperature, the place comes alive like a dreamland. Known as BUGYOL, in local dialect, it lays enrooted to Badrinath just 16 km away from Joshimath. Though Auli is full of panoramic sights, from forest surrounding to lofty peaks, but what makes it one of the best snow destinations in India.

3.Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Despite being one of the most sought hill stations in India, the appeal of Manali never fades among tourists. Its emerald meadows, crystal clear rivers and the dancing drama of snowy slopping mounts and blue sky over the horizon are just unparallel. And with the onset of winters, the appeal only grows giving tourists pleasure of skiing and ice skating. Situated at a distance of 270 km north of Shimla, Manali is nestled in River Beas Valley at a height of 2,050 meters above sea level.

4.Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

Kufri, a skiing hotspot, is one of the popular winter holiday destinations in India in comparison to other places. This little quaint yet captivating region of Himachal Pradesh transforms into a heaven during winters. The white snow spread all over giving a very refreshing and chilly look. And cherries on the pasty cake are the tall deodars and pines as well as the postcard beauty of the surroundings.

5.Gulmarg, Jammu Kashmir

What better location you can think to see snow fall in India other than Gulmarg Situated around 880 km away from the national capital, tourists can easily access this pristine snow beauty from Srinagar. Snowy peaks in the backdrop, freezing winds, blooming varieties of flowers and vast snow cover for skiing as well as a breathtaking ride in worlds highest cable car (Gondola) are not to be missed charms.

6.Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

If you are running short of time but wants to enjoy snow fall in its full bloom then Shimla is an excellent place to throng. Wait till mid-December and you will see the place in a new avatar with a sheet of white cover fetching hordes of vacationers and honeymooners. Being the main gateway to Himachal Pardesh, explorers can also extend their journey to various other destinations of the state like Kufri, Manali and Naldehra from Shimla.

7.Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Nestled on the shores of Goriganga River, Munsiyari is a new discovery for tourists in Uttarakhand. With the name that means PLACE WITH SNOW, it is full of mountains, glaciers, trekking routes and awe-inspiring natural beauty, making it a paradise for explorers, high-altitude trekkers and nature lovers. If you want to explore the richness of Johar Valley then it is the place to throng. Munsiyari is situated 125 km away from Pithorgarh and the route is full of beautiful panorama and cascades.

8.Dhanolti Uttarakhand

A drive of 24 km from Mussourie will take you to Dhanaulti, another picturesque hill station of Uttarakhand. Perched high on 2286 meters, the place is known for its tranquility and dark beauty of deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Though it is a round-the year hangout place but if you really want to enjoy Dhanaulti in its full bloom then winter is the best period.

9.Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

Lying 274 km from the national capital city, Nainital not only serves as a refreshing weekend escape but is also quite popular among newly-wed couples. But the best time to visit the place is December to January when Nanda Devi Peak looks stunning in a white cover and you can feel the chill in the breeze while following snow-covered trekking routes. A leisure walk along the iconic Naina Lake is also a must thing to do to complete your hoary experience in Nainital.

10.Yumthang Valley

One morning drive away from the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok and you will find yourself in the serene calm of the Yumthang Valley. In summers, the icy blue waters of the Yumthang Lake set amidst the rocky backdrop of the Himalayas are a sight to behold. In winters, the beauty is more stark and freezing cold even the lake turns to solid ice.

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