Top 10 winter destinations for snow lovers in India


1. Sonamarg, Kashmir

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Sonamarg means “Meadow of Gold”, and it is really so. The snow like a carpet rolls out till it meshes with the horizon. The winter and snow covered season continues till April while the rest of the country has started reeling under the summer heat. A snowy paradise this place.

2. North Sikkim , Yumthang and Nathula


Most all year round these places are covered with snow. The natural view that visitors get would remain etched in memory life-long. There are times when heavy snow causes road blocks, so tourists must be aware of the situation in advance before planning a trip.

3. Manali And Rohtang Pass

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Located in Himachal Pradesh, this cozy township is bordered by the Himalayan range. The valley it forms and the passes that lie between the high peaks, like the Rohtang pass are places that sets the heart aflutter.

4. Gulmarg

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The snow and the terrain of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, makes it the most suitable place for ski enthusiasts. The snow covered time period is also the best time to view the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain from Gulmarg.

5. Nainital

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The scenic beauty of this hamlet hill station in Himachal makes it the best visitors place to experience snow without facing the harsh natural effects that snowy regions have. The tourist infrastructure created adds to the interesting factor of the place.

6. Ladakh

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Trekking along the Zanskar river which is frozen during the snow season, is a challenge snow lovers would like to undertake. Called the Chadar trek, it takes 09 days to complete in groups.

7. Auli

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The small township comes alive during the snow season from November  to February. Many sporting activities and events are organized in this time to make the stay even more enjoyable for snow lovers.  The panoramic view is nature’s gift for visitors to enjoy.

8. Patnitop

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This hill resort located in Jammu and Kashmir is another picturesque locale during the snow season of December to February for snow lovers to visit. There is the added adventure sport of paragliding over the snow clad valley which is a thrilling experience.

9. Hemkund Sahib Valley of Flowers


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Hemkund translates to “lake of Snow” and the only time for visitors is between October to December for the snow enthusiast. There is a Gurudwara built at a height of 4600 meter which is another point of interest.

10. Narkanda

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Situated close to Shimla, this cute hill station is idea for cozy experience of snow and its enthusiast would once again find their sporting enthusiasm quenched here.

  • Tarun Sharma

    We are going to Patnitop this month thanks for the information….you have given very meaningful information …we are really thankful to you ….all the best team

  • vandana sharma

    Nice article…i have gone through multiple websites but the content you have posted is quite impressive .We are planning for a vacation to some hill station this article will help us out in many ways….