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11 Best Places in India to Witness Snowfall


Many people in India want to visit some coastal and warm locations in India during winters. However, the ones who fall into the category of enthusiasts visit those locations in India where they can enjoy the chilling weather and of course the snowfall to complement with. With some of the best locations that are located at insuperable heights and receive large snowfall, India becomes one of the coveted destinations. So, you don’t have to go to Switzerland to watch that foggy snowfall, its here, there are places one must visit in winters for snowfall in India. Take a look at the list of best snow places in India:

1. Gulmarg (Kashmir)

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If you are snow lover, then you will surely love the hill station in Jammu & Kashmir - Gulmarg. It is another great place along with Auli for skiing in India. This white paradise was founded as a ski resort by the British. Gulmarg can be accessed from Sri Nagar and is the most visited ski destinations in South East Asia.

Gulmarg also offers panoramic views of the highest mountain peak in India, Mount Kanchenjunga. The exceptional beauty of Gulmarg attracts thousands of tourists every year. December to early March is ideal months for relishing skiing or simply enjoy the snow fall.

Click here to know places to visit in Kashmir.

2. Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)

11 Best Places in India to Witness Snowfall-2 Tawang is one of the lesser-known destinations for snowfall enthusiasts and requires a flexible itinerary when traveling. The remote town is one the places to receive snowfall all year and is highest during December. Best time to visit Tawang to enjoy the snowfall is from last week of January to February when the entire town and the nearby peaks are covered in snow and offers views of amazing landscapes of the region. If you want to see a white sheet of nature all around, you can head to Sela Pass.

Read here to know more about Arunachal Pradesh

3. Auli (Uttarakhand)

Auli_hill_station Auli is a popular hill station, located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is a prominent ski destination in India having numerous fascinating ski resorts. The place is also famous for the longest cable car starting from Joshimath. The high skiing slopes of Auli give a tough competition to various international ski places. It is surrounded by snowy peaks of the Himalayas. At the time of snowfall, Auli looks just like a dreamland. January to February is the snowfall time in Auli.

4. Narkanda (Himachal Pradesh)

11 Best Places in India to Witness Snowfall-4 Narkanda is located at 80 km from Shimla that is situated at a height of about 8884 feet above sea level. This place has slowly started to become a tourist hotspot especially between months of December to mid-February. Narkanda is the best choice for people who are looking forward to a holiday far from a crowded tourist hotspot and ski in the white mountains.

5. Lachung (Sikkim)

Yumthang_valley,_Lachung_Sikkim_India_2012 Mainstream travelers will suggest you visit Gangtok in winters that attract a lot of tourists during January and February but those who are looking for a more secluded destination in Sikkim can visit Lachung. This small town has enchanting views filled with waterfalls, lakes, and mountain peaks that mesmerize its visitors.

6. Dhanaulti (Uttarakhand)

11 Best Places in India to Witness Snowfall-6 Dhanaulti is a picturesque village located near Mussoorie. The village is covered with Pine and Rhododendron trees and has an amazing weather and views from months of December to February. The best part is the amazing weather here that only ranges between 7 to -1 degrees.

7. Mcleodganj (Himachal Pradesh)

11 Best Places in India to Witness Snowfall-7 Mcleodganj is located near Dharamshala and is the center of Tibetan culture. It receives heavy snowfall in January and February. This place attracts tourists and travelers from all corners of the world who are looking for a budget destination and want to stay for a long time. Mcleodganj has some amazing cafes and home stays that makes this place worth visiting.

8. Manali (Himachal Pradesh)

11 Best Places in India to Witness Snowfall-8 Encompassed by the virtue of the Himalayas, Manali modernity meets the chills of snow in the winters leaving the place covered in the white pearls of the snowflakes. The mall road, surrounded by the snow-capped peaks looks absolutely stunning in the winters. Moreover, the nearby destinations of Manali where you can witness the magnificence of white beauty make Manali a perfect winter getaway. You can visit the Solang Valley, witness the Beas river and a ton of adventure sports to begin your winter with a bang.

Click here to read about the treks you can have in Himachal.

9. Chopta (Uttarakhand)

11 Best Places in India to Witness Snowfall-9 The basecamp to begin your journey to Tungnath, the third highest Shiva shrine in India. Chopta is a small hamlet of Uttarakhand which will leave you spellbound with its beauty and serenity. The temperature takes a dip in the winters but adds to the charm to the place. Located at an elevation of 13,000 ft, Chopta offers the panoramic view of the Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba from the top.

10. Khajjiar (Himachal Pradesh)

11 Best Places in India to Witness Snowfall-10 The romantic escaped in winters, the beauty of the Himalayas, Khajjiar is one paradise in India to enjoy the snowfall season. The scenic hill town of Himachal is better known as the mini Switzerland of India owing to its sceneries similar to that of the European beauty. It is surrounded by the magnificent hills and deep woods where you can witness the wildlife apart from the snowfall.

11. Nainital (Uttarakhand)

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Nainital is an alluring postcard hill station in the State of Uttarakhand blessed with the exceptional beauty of nature. The city is set in a valley having a pear-shaped lake. If you want to experience snowfall without facing intense harsh temperature, Nainital is a perfect choice. To experience snow at full extent you need to go to snow point, which is accessible through the rope way.
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