Most noteworthy for everyone who is in love with winters and the beauty, passion and romance that it brings along! This is an amazing feeling and snowfall is not less than icing on the cake!
While you would like to visit and appreciate the beauty, here is a list of places in India that can be visited in late January and early February to encounter Snowfall:
1. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district. Kufri (7000 ft asl – 25 kms from Shimla) is one of the highest point around Shimla and renowned for snow experience in Winter. Kufri otherwise is a popular getaway and visited for good views, touristy activities and salubrious climate. During winters this place turns into a Ski ground and many other sports. Most noteworthy, the panoramic view that this place offers is absolutely breathtaking and mesmerising.
2. Auli, Uttarakhand
If you’re an adventure freak and do not mind the cold, the best time to visit Auli is during Jan-Feb-March. The period from late November to late March is generally considered ideal for skiers. As the winters set in, the mountains are covered with snow and very suitable for ski runs. The slopes here are a delight for both professional skiers and novices. Especially relevant, the government tourism department conducts Winter sports competition to encourage Skiing in India. At this time one can even take ski courses if you are a beginner and advanced ski courses if you need to enhance your skills.
3. Munsiari, Uttarakhand
Munsiari is a unique hill station situated in the Kumaon region in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state. Most of all it lies at the base of the great Himalayan ranges and acts as a start of various treks. Hence, this is a fast growing tourist destination and a choice for many adventure freaks, trekkers, nature lovers and not to forget people who want to enjoy Snow!
4. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
Gulmarg’s legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country. Most of all a famous and much-visited spot in winters when the whole area is covered with thick sheets of snow. Hence, it is one of the popular destinations for Skiing in India. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country’s premier ski resort in the winter.
5. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang town in located in the North-eastern part of India. It is famous for its Monasteries and various beautiful passes. Tawang receives heavy snowfall every year during December- February. Hence there is also provisions of skiing in the town.
6. Katao, Sikkim
Katao, the north of north east, is known as ‘The Switzerland of Sikkim’ . It is a treat for all adventure sports lovers. Most of all this place has to offer magnificent views to its visitors and encounters pleasant snowfall. As a result, this place seems even beautiful.
7. Landour, Uttrakhand
Landour is a small cantonment town in Uttrakhand. Both Landour and Mussoorie are known as Twin towns and consequently ‘Queens of the Hills‘. This small town turns into a beautiful white stretch on snowfall. And the same can be enjoyed on foot.
8. Triund, Himachal Pradesh
How we can miss, the favorite destination of true traveler ? The trail of Truind is rocky and cut into steps at some places. In addition, there is a provision of campsite up there. Maybe there are some chances of this place to be inaccessible due to heavy snowfall in January. But if it is available, don’t go for any other option! (#TC Tip :D)
9. Lava, West Bengal
Snowfall in West Bengal ? Hard to believe na! Lava is a little township in West Bengal. The beauty that can not be defined in words. Furthermore, it has to offer crystal clear blue sky, snow peaked mountains, passes etc.
10. Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh
Narkanda, 440 km from Delhi and is a two hours drive from Shimla. It is slightly higher than Shimla and the road linking the two runs almost near the crest of the mountain with a gradual ascent. One is constantly treated to a bird’s-eye view of the different valleys as the road twists and turns from one spur to another. Especially breathtaking is the view of Narkanda from Fagu, a small village en route.
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