Best places to Experience Snowfall in India
The charm of hiding beneath a cosy quilt and sipping hot simmering tea in winters is beyond any comparison with other luxuries of life. But for the snow lovers, winter is time to roll in the huge layers of the snow, to ski, to play with the snowballs and to see the snowflakes falling on the earth. The white layers of snow covering the land, is the best medium for the adventure enthusiasts to chill in the chilling temperature of the winter.
Possessing a variety of changing seasons and diverse geography, a few parts of north India are bestowed with snow fall season. If you also are planning a trip to these snowy areas, we are here to help you with these best snow destinations in India.
Gulmarg – Jammu & Kashmir
Covered with huge layers of snow in winters, Gulmarg is the ultimate place to feast your eyes on the captivating beauty of snow. Situated in the ‘paradise on earth – Kashmir’, the place can make anyone to fall in love with itself. The snow clad peaks, freezing breezes and a ride on the Asia’s highest cable car, call the travel buffs to this beautiful hill resort from whole country.
Location – 48 Km from Srinagar, 880 Km from Delhi
Special Feature – Ride on the world’s second highest cable car (Gondola)
Sonmarg – Jammu and Kashmir
Surrounded by meadows of flowers, scenic glaciers and beautiful lakes, Sonmarg is a small hill resort located at a high altitude of 2, 740 m. Literally meaning ‘meadow of gold’, the place reveals its supreme beauty in spring. Located just before the Zozila Pass, the place is best known for trekking and hiking trails, calling all adventure buffs.
Location – 87 Km from Srinagar
Special Feature – Snowy beauty and adventure sports
Panitop – Jammu & Kashmir
Set in the lower Himalayan Range, Panitop is one of the most beautiful hill resorts in Jammu region. Offering stunning views of snow covered mountains and green valley, the place is the utmost rejuvenating place. The scenic place is paradise for enthralled skiers, trekkers and natural lovers.
Location – Udhampur district, Jammu and Kashmir, 112 Km from Jammu and 680 Km from New Delhi
Special Feature – Exotic beauty of the place
Kufri – Himachal Pradesh
Covered with towering Deodars and Pines, Kufri is a skiing hotspot in Himachal Pradesh. Laced with appealing natural beauty, the place gets covered with gleaming snow in winters. Here, one can enjoy a number of winter sports including ice-skating, skiing, snowball fighting and other sports like trekking & river rafting.
Location – 13 Km from Shimla and 375 Km from Delhi
Special Feature – Winter sports
Almora – Uttarakhand
Being one of the business hubs of Kumaon region, Almora is famous for picturesque beauty and stunning views of Himalaya. Also known as the cultural capital of Kumaon, the place has been preserving the rich culture heritage of the region with its authentic local cuisines and remarkable handicrafts. It attracts a number of tourists from all over the country for its unadulterated beauty.
Location – 63 Km from Nainital, 380 Km from Delhi
Special Feature – Pristine beauty and culture of the place
Munsiyari – Uttarakhand
Placed on the band of Goriganga River, Munsiyari is a less explored place in Uttarakhand. Encased with snow-cloaked mountains, mesmerising glaciers, trekking routes and panoramic vistas, the small place is sometimes also referred to as Little Kashmir. The high altitude and nearness of the place from Johar Valley makes the place a favourite place for explorers.
Location – 125 Km Pithorgarh, 635 Km from Delhi
Special Feature – Splendid Sights
Dhanaulti – Uttarakhand
Located 24 Km from Mussoorie, Dhanaulti is another charming hill station of Uttarakhand known for snow beauty. The place is perfect to seek some tranquillity amidst the dense Deodar, Oak and Rhododendron woods. Perched at a high altitude of 2286 m, the place offers amazing vistas of snow covered land and numerous treks into the beautiful Himalaya.
Location – 307 Km from Delhi
Special Feature – Charming beauty round – the year
Dalhousie – Himachal Pradesh
Named after the British Governor-General Lord Dalhousie, the popular hill station Dalhousie is known for its scenic beauty and British charm of Victorian style mansions. Built on five hills, the place covers an area of 14 square km. Soared at an astounding height of 8000 ft. the charming place invites a large number of visitors, especially during the summer. But the place gets drenched in a new beauty during snowfalls of winters.
Location – 75 Km from Pathankot and 585 Km from Delhi
Special Feature – Scenic beauty and nearby attraction of Chamba and Khajjiar