Top 5 Destinations to Experience the Magic of Snow in India
Updated: Jun 20, 2022
When life gives you snow, make a snowman out of it. Growing up in a tropical country like India, snow has often been a spectacle in movies. Although, why miss the chance for experiencing the magic of snow when India too has its own winter wonderland. The snowflakes all around, wrapping up yourself in multiple layers of cozy clothing and throwing some snowballs at each other, who wouldn’t what to indulge in a winter escapade? Here are some specially curated winter destinations that have to be on every snow lovers list:
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
One of the first names that come to mind when one thinks of a snow-capped hill station is mostly Shimla. Known as the Queen of the Hills, Shimla also offers a great escape to the past with its heritage and colonial-era buildings. Don’t miss on yak rides, shop at a local bazaar, go ice skating and much more. You can also stay at nearby locations like Chail, Kufri, Naldehra and Mashobra to make the best out of this trip.
Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
As the name suggests, Gulmarg popularly known as the Meadow of Flowers is simply paradise on earth. The gorgeous valleys all covered in a blanket of snow are breathtaking. Here you can sit on a scenic gondola ride, toboggan down the shimmering slopes, or indulge in some adventure sports. Besides that, you can also go trekking or bird watching. Sonmarg is another crowd favorite along with Gulmarg.
This small village in Sikkim is one of the lesser known, well-kept secrets of India. Here you will revere the majestic Kanchenjunga Mountain Range. This is also a part of the historic silk route that has amazing landscapes and beautiful winding roads sprinkled with snow. Zuluk can be clubbed with the popularly known Gangtok. The valleys and viewpoints, all make it a mesmerizing place to be at.
Looking for a ski resort experience, then Auli has to be on your list. This is one of the best-equipped Ski Resorts in India. Besides an exciting chair lift and spectacular slopes to ski, one can also enjoy beautiful forest trails, trekking to Tapovan Suplhur Springs, and splendid Nandadevi views and the Himalayas.
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Situated in one of the remote corners of India, Tawang is one of the most visited places in Arunachal Pradesh. You will make your way through gorgeous mountain passes and splendid views. This place is for the brave hearts who want to challenge themselves to bear some extreme weather. The Tawang Monastery in particular is a spectacular sight in winter. You can also enjoy the Hornbill Festival and explore the cultural side of the area.