5 Best Destinations To See India Dusted With Snow

Tawang Gate in winter, India

5 Best Destinations to Enjoy Snowfall in India

India is a country famous for its multiple dimensions which are displayed in exotic colors of life. Not only is this land rich in culture, but is also a magnificent place offering glimpses of gorgeous natural beauty. From wild forests to windy deserts, this land has a lot to offer.  India gives to her tourists every reason to celebrate holidays and the joys of life here.

Christmas is on the chart and there is no enjoyment of Christmas away from snow. Therefore, in this article we recommend the best picturesque places to enjoy this season of snowfall.  Although India offers a wide variety of destinations, we will have a closer look at five exciting and beautiful places for making beautiful and snowy memories.

⦁    Auli

Auli Snow Covered Hills, India
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Auli, popularly also known as Auli Bugyal, is a destination located in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand among the Himalayan Mountains. This place which is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests lies in the way to the famous and well-known Hindu pilgrimage destination- Badrinath. Auli is offers great scenic beauty and to make it even more mesmerizing it allows its tourists a view of the peaks of the strong and elegant peaks of the Himalayas.

Apart from all the site-seeing, the place also offers adventurous sport of Skiing. Other attractions in Auli and around are- Vishnu Prayag, Jashnimath, Badrinath and Tapovan. The place is best between January to March, whereby the visitors can enjoy the snow and skiing.

⦁    Munsiyari

Munsiyari India
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Often known as ‘Little Kashmir’, Munsiyari is situated in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state. The literal meaning of Munsiyari is snow and thus, this place located at an altitude of 2298 meters has snow capped peaks of Himalayas. The place also offers to its tourists the view of magnificent and breath-taking valleys. Among the major attractions in Munsiyari, the most famous peak- Panchachuli. As the name signifies, it is group of five peaks shaped as chimneys. Apart from these peaks, Musiyari has Nandadevi, Nandakot, Rajarambha and the ever-lasting mountains of Nepal Himalayas. The ritual of site- seeing also involves village tourism and bird watching. Apart from this, the Namik Glacier Trek in Munsiyar offers exciting sport activities.

⦁    Almora

Almora in winter
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Almora is famously known as the cultural capital of Kumaon. The place is situated on a mountain range of 5kms with an altitude of 1650 meters. Almora has had a rich history which is reflected in the architecture of the old forts, historical monuments and royal courts that are still managed. This point at the fact as to how this place has maintained its old customs and traditions which are closely visible in the structure of houses and roads built. All this offers a glorious study of the past dwelled in the richness of culture, along with charming scenic views.

Almora is encircled by Kaushiki (Koshi) and Shalmali (Suyal) rivers and is safeguarded with the great snow of the Himalayas.

The best time to visit Almora is from the month of April to January and September to November. And to enjoy the snowfall, the place turns out to be perfect in the months of December to February.

⦁    Lachung

Lachung India
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Lachung is a famous town situation in the northern parts of Sikkim. The town offers attractive snow capped peaks and is located at an elevation of 9600 feet or 3000 meters. The place provides historic impressions with monasteries like, Lachung Gompa which gives way to beautiful and ancient inscriptions from the glorifying past.

Other than this, Lachung provides adventure sports for daring tourists, such as, trekking and skiing.

The best time to visit this place and enjoy the snowfall is from January to June and again from October to December.

⦁    Tawang

Tawang Gate in winter, India
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Located at an elevation of approximately 3048 meters or 10000feet, this place is situated in the northwest part of Arunachal Pradesh. As for the entire of Arunachal Pradesh, the tourists require to take special Inner Line Permit (ILP) which is issued by concerned government body to get into the core of this town. Tawang offers ski lift to its visitors along with the beauty of snowfall, which can be enjoyed from December to January.

Enlisting these places does not limit the exotic beauty of the nature that India has to offer, instead a visit to these places will want you to dig more into the inner parts of this land of culture and elegance. Travel, explore and relive!

About the Author’s:  Rohit is a traveler and a blogger at Trans India Travels. A travel blogger by profession, Rohit wished to visit the best destinations in India which offered sports and scenic beauty both at the same time.

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