India is blessed with natural enigmas of all kinds. Surrounded by mighty mountains in the North, many places in the region transform into a winter wonderland. Now that many places like Kashmir have already started enjoying the magical snowfalls the winter months bring, it’s a cue for you to begin planning a holiday to enjoy the same. If you are searching for a truly extraordinary travel experience this winter, head to these destinations across India to enjoy snowfall.
Sonmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
The lush green valleys of Sonmarg get covered in the snow without leaving even an inch bare. Although the temperatures can drop drastically during winter, the sights you see are absolutely worth the bone-chilling weather. You can also check out attractions like Gadsar Lake, Baltal Valley, and Zoji La Pass.
Lava, West Bengal
When it comes to choosing a winter destination, Lava is often undiscovered. Therefore, this checks off that box if you want to head to an off-beat location. This quaint hill station receives snowfall starting in January. Here, apart from participating in winter activities like snowboarding and skiing, you can also get a mesmerising view of Kanchenjunga.
Situated approximately 50 km from Mussoorie, Dhanaulti is another underrated destination where you can experience snowfall as early as December. If you want to enjoy a quiet getaway away from the touristy locales, then Dhanaulti must be on your list.
If you want to get your dose of adrenaline and enjoy snowfall, Auli is perfect. Every winter, professional and amateur skiers flock to Auli, which boasts excellent infrastructure. Here, you can enjoy amazing views of the snow-clad valleys by riding cable cars, deemed one of the longest in India.
Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh
When you’re headed to any of the more popular hill stations in Himachal, Narkanda often falls on the way and yet it goes undiscovered by many tourists. Although it’s not very popular, Narkanda in Winter assumes an all-white garb during the peak winter months and sometimes as early as November.