Get Ready. Winter is Coming!
Winter is confined to the impression of cuddling in warm blankets and having hot tea. But for the passionate travellers, it is time to explore the wintery beauty of the world, wallow in the snow and go for an adventure spree. With diversity in geographical conditions, India is blessed with awesome destinations, which with their glacial charm and snowflakes bustle in the winter. So, throw your blanket aside and come out of the cosy rooms and warm corners. Get the travel freak ready inside you, as it is time to roll in the snow. . Here, we are telling you about some of the popular destinations of the country, where you can enjoy the chilling cold of winter with snow.
The place where you can see the peerless beauty of snowfall, with piles of white fluffy snow covering the mountain peaks and a variety of colourful flowers, is Gulmarg. The rustic exquisiteness of this hill station is intensified even more with the rich and authentic Kashmiri dishes. Located 880 Km from the capital of India, the snowy place can be easily reached from Srinagar. With the wedding season in full swing, the place gives a huge delectation for honeymooners in winter offering momentous romantic time with pinches of adventure. The thick blanket of snow, perfect for skiing and the incredible ride in world’s highest cable car (Gondola) are the additional charms of Gulmarg.
Unbeatable place for skiing, this hill station of Uttarakhand offers a variety of snow sports for adventure enthusiasts like mountain climbing, snowboarding and valley crossing in the lap of snow covered peaks of Himalayas. The place offers some of the most favourable gentle slopes where skiers love to roll. The lofty peaks, panoramic sights, green forests covered with snow, make it a rare beauty which should not be missed.
One of the most desired destinations by honeymooners, Shimla gets transformed with a new veil of beauty in winters. Visit the place and find it yourself when the place is thronged by vacationers who just love winter and snow. With good accessibility the place is apt for adventure lover with winter sports like skating and skiing. The beautiful gardens and Kalka Shimla toy train are additional attractions of this place.
Slipped in the Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh, this perfect skiing spot falls in Shimla district. The place which gets rejuvenated with white snow all over is one of the less explored destinations of India. Home to world’s highest go-kart track, the place is awesome for its enthralling location and Himalayan Wildlife Zoo.
Not just limited to ‘favourite summer destinations’, Nainital gets showered with spellbound beauty during winters. Snugged in the Kumaon foothills, this popular pear-shaped hill station is lined by periphery of mountains. The transfixing beauty of Nanda Devi Peak under the garb of white snow calls visitors from all over the country. The supplementary attractions of the place are – revered Naini Devi Temple, refreshing Nainital Lake and awe-inspiring snow view.
Another spot, for which Jammu and Kashmir takes pride, is Patnitop – perfect to get extra chilling experience in winter. The place packed with natural beauty, picture perfect sights, heaps of snow is a hilltop tourist attraction in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The tranquil place invites snow sports lovers giving a chance to ski, trek or indulge in zorbing.
Explore some unseen natural splendours of winter by feasting your eyes on the snowy beauties of Pahalgam, placed in Anantnag district of ‘paradise on earth’- Kashmir. The snow – capped peaks, rich vegetation of the place including conifers covered in snow, serene surroundings and skiing spots are charismas offered by this place. Other allurements of this magical place include horse riding, Betaab Valley and Kolohoi Glacier.
With such awesome destinations what are you waiting for! Pack your bags and certainly lots of woollens.
“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegut