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