Winters is not the season to remain tucked in your blanket with a cup of hot chocolate. Few places in India look their best during these chilly months, so pick your backpacks now and get exploring now to these places!!
1. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is a town situated at a height of 3,048 meters (10,000 ft) to the east of Bhutan. It is a winter wonderland during winters. The place is perfect to find peace and full of natural beauty. There are many Buddhist monasteries and many more sightseeing places which you can visit. Tawang is reachable via air, railway and road.
2. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh at an height of 2202 meters above sea level. It has been a famous tourist place since its colonial time. It is among the best places to experience snow in India and easily reachable by air, railway and road.
3. Gulmarg, Kashmir
Kashmir is a paradise for snow lovers, and rightly so. Gulmarg offers skiing, snowboarding and Gondola rides. It is free from city hustle-bustle and offers picturesque views during winters.
4. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
Khajjiar is known as “Switzerland of India”, which tells a lot about its aura and landscape. With snow-clad mountains, trees forming white canopy and frozen little pond, this place completely looks like a painting.
5. Katao, Sikkim
Katao is situated in North Sikkim and is nearly 144 kilometers from Gangtok. It is situated at an altitude of nearly 15000 meters above sea level. It receives plenty of snowfall offering a picturesque views of snow clad mountains.
6. Lava, West Bengal
Lava is a small hamlet situated 34 kilometres in Kalimpong district of the state of West Bengal, India. It is becoming a famous tourist spot for people living on the coast of West Bengal. This offbeat destination offers a captivating view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
7. Auli, Uttrakhand
Auli is perfect for skiing lovers, with skiing slopes that are 2500-3000 meters high. It’s surrounded by coniferous and oak forests. Here, you can enjoy the surroundings having vast forest cover and thickly jacketed snowy hills.
8. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali is the most popular hill station because of the beautiful cafes, resorts, sightseeing places, and snow peaks. It is one of the sought after destination to enjoy winter weather. Skiing, mountaineering and ice-skating are some of the activities you can enjoy here.
9. Sar Pass, Himachal Pradesh
The Sar Pass is in Parvati Valley of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. One of the best treks in India, you can enjoy stunning winter views here which will definitely leave you in awe. This region is truly breathtaking with its quaint little villages, beautiful meadows and spread of Himalayan vegetation.
10. Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Ladakh is an ideal to witness cold desert climate. The temperature in winters remain between -5 degree Celsius to -25 degree Celsius. Ladakh winters look absolutely beautiful with its snowy carpet, frozen lakes, rivers and waterfalls.
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