Best Places to See Snowfall in India

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Snow clad mountains, spine-chilling winter adventure sports, fresh snowfall, misty mornings! Get ready to welcome New Year this winter season with lots and lots of snow! Here is a list of best places to see snowfall in India.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is one of the most visited hill stations in India and on the New Year eve it attracts even more visitors because of snowfall and various snow sport activities. Beside the beautiful snow clad town, the main attraction is the New Year parties organized in various hotels in Manali featuring delicious menus and entertaining programmes. You can also visit the neighbouring areas like Solang valley famous for the winter sports activities like skiing and sledging. With its majestic views of the mountains shining in white glory, Manali will surely make the New Year’s Eve one of the most memorable moments of your life.

Snowfall in Manali | Photo Courtesy:

Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli is a popular skiing destination in India because of its glittering 2500 to 3000 metres high skiing slopes. This beautiful hilly town is located at 2800 meters above sea levels and is dotted with apple orchards, oaks and deodars. Be it houses, streets, mountains or trees, everything gets snow-covered by the end of December. It is highly recommended to book hotels in advance as winter season and New Year time attracts a large number of tourists in Auli.

Snowfall in Auli

Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

Gulmarg, also called as “Switzerland of Asia” is one of the best places to see snowfall in India and celebrate ‘White New Year’ because of its snow-capped mountains and spectacular icicles. As Gulmarg is situated at the western extremity of the Himalayas, it receives some of the heaviest snowfalls. One of the main attractions here is a breathtaking ride in the world’s highest cable car (Gondola). Most of the hotels in Gulmarg offer various New year holiday packages and discounts.

Snowfall in Gulmarg | Photo Courtesy:

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla usually gets snow fall on the occasion of Christmas and New Year. Nothing can be more fascinating than welcoming the New Year by witnessing snow falling right in front of you! Shopaholics can buy woollens, exotic spices, fabric, handicrafts and other souvenirs from the shops of the famous Mall Road. Those who wish to celebrate an action-packed New Year can go for adventure sports like paragliding, ice skating and trekking. You don’t have to worry about accommodation as Shimla offers a wide range of hotels and resorts which organise exotic New Year parties.

Snowfall in Shimla

If you want to go outside India to experience snowfall, then we recommend the following two international destinations:

Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and is home to popular tourist attractions like Tashichho Dzong (Buddhist monastery), National Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma Statue. The winter season in Bhutan (December to mid March) brings snowfall to Thimphu and the whole city gets decked up beautifully in snow.

Snowfall in Thimphu


If you want to enjoy snow covered Nepal, then you must visit the Himalayan region. The Himalayan region has an altitude ranging between 4,877 metres to 8,848 metres. It is home to eight of the 14 highest mountains including Mount Everest. You can take a mountain flight and enjoy the breathtaking view of snow capped Himalayas. Other than the Himalayan region, the capital city of Kathmandu also receives snowfall occasionally.

Snowfall in Nepal

For those who wish to get snowed this New Year, we have a bundle of winter holiday packages available on Goibibo at great discounts. So what are you waiting for? Plan a vacation NOW!


17 thoughts on “Best Places to See Snowfall in India

    Seema Chauhan said:
    December 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Very good information!!!


    Pooja Saini said:
    July 11, 2015 at 9:58 am

    This is really awesome and very helpful for me.Thank you so much for sharing such a great blog.


    randiv said:
    September 15, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Thanks, Great Idea. I like it.


    H M Nayak said:
    December 1, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Please inform on package tours


    H M Nayak said:
    December 1, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Inform on package tours .


    N D Solomon said:
    December 2, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Would like to get information on flights please


    N D Solomon said:
    December 2, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Good information and nice to know the felicities provided by Goibibo


    Jatin shah said:
    December 2, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Very good information regarding snow fall
    How to reach auli
    Give me best hotel price for manali
    Auli & gulmarg


      Anita Bhandari said:
      January 5, 2016 at 7:58 am

      Thanks, for all your queries regarding hotel bookings and destinations, refer to official website of


        Vinod Gupta said:
        February 9, 2016 at 8:03 am

        Thanks for posting such a helpful and informative post. I am also planing to visit himachal, looking forward for more wonderful Blogs. I enjoyed reading your Blog For package tour to himachal we have best deals for you, Enjoy !


    J C Bunkarji said:
    December 12, 2015 at 10:38 am

    All stations listed above will give experience of snow fall. I used to go hill stations in winter. I had been in J&K Srinagar and Leh-Ladakh for more than 2 years in Bank service. I have interest in Trekking & Mountaineering. Last Trek is Milan Glacier. My son, me and one friend Vinod Meena of Jaipur enjoyed trek very much. The info given and pictures are beautiful.


    Rishi Kumar said:
    March 3, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Thanks for sharing this information.
    Our India has so much beautiful places but many people are less concerned about this.
    Exploring a different India through your superb writing and the usual awesome snaps.
    Looking forward for more wonderful blogs like this one.


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