It’s winter time and many of the folks are searching for appropriate places to find snow. Making travel plans to snow covered places is quite a popular affair and it’s not only limited to winters. Folks coming to India from different parts of the world, try to find places which retain snow in other moths as well. In this Photo Journey we will be sharing about the places in North India which get good snowfall during winters and there are high chances to find snow. We shall try to share some surrounding places which can offer more fun and guaranteed snow during winters.
Shimla comes to my mind as first place. It’s not only because of snow but also due to the fact that it has lot to offer to seasonal tourists as well as travelers. For last few years, Shimla is getting good amount od snowfall in the month of December and probability of finding snow during jan/feb increases multi-fold. Apart from main town Kufri, Fagu, Chail, Narkanda, Mashobara also gets good amount of snow during winters. Kufri and Narkanda are one of the main places around Shimla which retain good amount of snow for a long time after snowfall.
Manali is another interesting place in Himachal Pradesh state of India to find snow. The town is located in the valley and looks beautiful with white hills all around and snow covered shops/houses in the town. Even if you plan to visit Manali town during other months, you always have an option to drive to Rohtang Pass for snow sports. Rohtang Pass is 1.5 hours away from Manali town, although time varies accordingly to the traffic you get on the way.
Kinnaur and Spiti are two places in Himachal Pradesh, where you find snow in most of the months of an year. It's just that you need to be aware of the regions you may want to go. In general Kinnaur region exposes you to some of the beautiful mountains covered with snow including Kinner Kailash.
Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand are three main states in North India which can offer some beautiful places with white sheet during winters.
Pahalgam is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to snow covered landscapes and snow sports.
Gulmarg is another lovely places in J&K where you can enjoy the best snowfall during season. But at the same time, ensure that you are well equipped to enjoy it. Whenever you go to a place with lot of snow, ensure that you have enough time and be ready to surprises. There are some lovely properties to stay in Gulmarg and many of them offer great views of valley & deodars covered with white snow.
Leh Ladakh is a destination which is probably easy to choose and extremely popular. It's not only because of snow, but it's varied landscapes. Leh exposes travellers and tourists to varied things and that makes it special. Would recommend you to check out the other post on Leh to know more about it.
Auli in Uttrakhand is one of the popular destination amongst travellers and explorers. This is one of the best places for skiing. I have tried skiing at Narkanda in Himachal Pradesh and most of the trainers praise Auli as a great place for skiing.
Ranikhet is another place in Uttrakhand which gets good snowfall during winters and during other months you get to see snow covered peaks. It's one of the my favorites places to spend peaceful vacations. A peaceful town with natural beauty.
Dhanaulti is another lovely place near Mussorrie which gets good amount of snowfall in winters. Even in summers, Dhanaulti is a great place to explore. Temprature is brilliant in summers which makes it a perfect destination in different weathers.
Because Himachal is my favorite destination, so last recommendation is Dalhousie. It's a beautiful and peaceful destination and snow sheet makes it exceptional.
These are just few of the options you have, but there are plenty of smaller and beautiful destinations in these three Himalayan states. Please drop a comment, if you are looking for some specific details.