People often wonder does it snow in India! And we say, Yes. Of course, it does! In fact, experiencing snowfall in India is something you will cherish for a lifetime.
Want to experience snowfall in India? Here is the list of the top 7 snow destinations in India where you can enjoy snowball fights with kids or partners.
1. Sonmarg, Kashmir
Sonmarg is a true snow paradise in winter. Covered with a beautiful sheet of snow, a frozen lake, glaciers, and snow carpets, Sonmarg is a perfect destination for people craving to enjoy snowfall in India. The snow season in Gulmarg begins from November and till April. But sometimes due to heavy snowfall, Sonmarg is closed to tourists. So, we advise you to make double-check before you head towards experiencing breathtaking snowfall in Kashmir.
2. Manali and Rohtang Pass
Manali is a beautiful hill station, located in Himachal Pradesh, widely visited by friends, families, couples, and honeymooners throughout the year. The majority of tourists prefer to visit Manali together with Rohtang Pass as they both are one of the best snow destinations in India. Clubbed together, these two places become the paradise on earth from December to February as this is the best time to experience snowfall there. Traffic Jams and blockages are a daily affair in Rohtang, so advise you to make double-check before you head out. Also, you can enjoy trekking, mountaineering, and skiing while you are in Manali.
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A trip to Leh and Ladakh is always on the top list when it comes to booking the best India tours packages. Located in North India, the Chadar trek in Ladakh will not disappoint you if you are willing to explore the best snow destinations in India. Ancient monasteries, pristine lakes, long-winded rivers, mountains covered with snow, everything at Ladakh is so excellent that the memories of this place will always be praised.
Visitors who love trekking and have a relatively good experience can opt for a 9-day trek which begins in January in different batches and extends till March, most of the time across the frozen Zanskar river. Several volunteers, organizations, and groups participate in it. Experienced travelers have claimed that Chadak Trek offers the most fascinating views of snowfall in India.
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4. North Sikkim
Yumthang is one of the best snowfall destinations in India with spectacular views where one can experience snow all year around. Due to heavy snow, most of the areas are closed, so it is advisable to check before you book tickets to this amazing place. Also, if you are brave enough to deal with extremely harsh winter conditions, then only plan to visit this place. The temperature falls to sub-zero during winters and the snow starts melting and heavy rains are observed during the monsoon season. It is believed that the summer months are good to plan a trip to this region. Feel free to connect to our custom tour specialist for a tailor-made itinerary of this beautiful place.
5. Auli, Uttarakhand
Auli is one of the best hill stations to visit in Uttrakhand all year round. This place offers numerous adventure sports and the must-try one is skiing. Auli looks beautiful every month of the year with an average temperature of -2 Degree Celsius but snow lovers can witness snowfall during the winter season. The grassy fields full of blooming flowers, lush greenery, tantalizing slopes, and the panoramic views of the surrounding areas, and snowfall during winter make Auli a must-visit hill station for national as well as international travelers.
6. Tawang, Arunanchal Pradesh
Tawang is a place where you can explore the hidden beauty of the Noth-east region of India and live in nature at its finest. Mesmerizing views of gushing waterfalls, snow-clad mountains, dense forest, and of course snowfall are all you’ll find in Tawang. This beautiful snowfall destination in India experiences snowfall during December and January. And if you are planning to visit this place, a trip to the popular Sela Pass is highly recommended.
7. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is a well-known hill station in North India and can be visited at any time of the year, but people craving to witness snowfall in India are advised to visit Shimla during the winter months. The beauty of Shimla is at its peak during winter and the picturesque scenerie of the nearby places like Kasauli, Chail, and Mashobra becomes more pleasant in winter.
Other popular snowfall destinations in India are Gulmarg and Patnitop in Jammu and Kashmir, Nainital, Almora, Mussoorie and Roopkund trek in Uttrakhand, Hemkund Sahib Valley in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Dalhousie and Narkanda in Himachal Pradesh, and Katao in Sikkim.
Whether it is trekking in the snow or playing with snow buffs, or cozying up next to a fireplace surrounded by snow-clad mountains. Enjoying snowfall in India is always fun!
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