Best Destinations for Snow Lovers in India

With the temperature rising high, most of us are in hunt of the places where we can get some relief from the temperature and layer ourselves with sweaters and jackets. And, what would be best than experiencing the first snowfall of the year. In this blog, we have listed a few places that you can visit to see snowfall this year.

Best SnowFall Places in India

1. Shimla

The capital city of Himachal is favorite among honeymooners and travelers because of its weather conditions and its proximity to Delhi NCR and nearby region. A perfect destination for a weekend gateway, Shimla has many tourist attractions such as Mall Road, Lakkar Bazaar, which makes it one of the crowded cities in summers and winters as well.

The city gets its first snowfall in December. You can book a direct train for Shimla from most of Metropolitan cities or can take a flight to Chandigarh and then a bus or train to reach Shimla. If you have some time, we would suggest you reach the city via a Toy train. Online ticket booking platforms such as Cleartrip will help you to get the best available tickets that, too, at the best price, and you can even use Cleartrip Coupons to save a little extra.

2. Srinagar

The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is known for its beautiful landscape and Dal Lake, which freezes in winters and is open for ice skaters. The city is situated on the banks of Kashmir, which makes it a perfect crossover for heaven on earth, i.e., Kashmir. Due to climatic conditions, the place generally pulls massive crowd during the spring season, i.e., April to October, when the city blossoms. Winters are breathtaking in winters; the entire city is covered with snow.

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If you plan to visit the city the ideal way to reach is by air since the city has its own airport. If you wish to take a train, the nearest railway station is Jammu, after which you can hire a cab or take the train for Srinagar.

3. Gulmarg

Located in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg is an ideal destination for adventure seekers. The hill station has moderate temperatures in the summers and coldest in the winters as the temperature drops in minus. The best months to visit the place is between December and April as the entire place is enveloped in snow. People from different parts of the country visit the site exclusively for snowboarding and skiing and not to forget trekking. You can rich the town via road or travel via train or plane to Srinagar and then take a cab or bust to Gulmarg

4.  Manali

Manali and especially Rohtang Pass, is best known for its snowfall. The scenic town nestles between Beas valley and orchards. If you love adventure, Solang Valley is an apt place to visit. The place sees heavy snowfall in the winters and, thus, its ideal destination for snow lovers in India. From mountain biking to paragliding, the place has offered numerous adventures. The best time to visit the place is October to February as you can experience the snowfall during these months and captivate the precious moment for a lifetime.

The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar. One of the hassle-free ways to rich the place is via Volvo or luxury buses which are readily available from most of the cities

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5. Ladakh

The picturesque place is the dream destination of every biker. The place is famous for its beautiful valley, mountain ranges, rivers, and Tibetan culture. Far away from all the hustle and bustle of the city, the place is a retreat for peace lovers. The temperature of the city dips within October, which further leads to huge snowfall in upcoming months. The city is boats off its rich culture and festivals such as the Diskit festival, Padum festival, and many more to name in the winter. The Chadar Trek is the best trekking destination in Ladakh.

You can either fly to Leh and board a connecting bus or train from there or can resort to train till Jammu and then take a cab for the city.

6. Dalhousie

Dalhousie is considered as a most pristine hill station in India, all thanks to its pleasant weather and flora, and fauna around. The hill station pulls maximum tourists during the winters when it receives huge snowfall. Some of the best sights to visit in Dalhousie are Khajjiar, Kalatop wild reserve, Dainkund Peak, and Ganji Pahari. The town has neat and planned streets, some of the best architectural buildings that represent British architecture. You can drop by Pathankot railway station and book a taxi till Dalhousie or can take a flight to Gaggal airport located in Kangara and then head to the town by road.

7. Auli

Located in Uttrakhand, in the lapse of Himalaya, the hill station is famous among adventure enthusiasts. The place is linked with Joshimath town through a long cable. Auli has renowned Hindu pilgrimage places, the valley of flowers national park in it north. Some of the endangered animals like red foxes and snow leopards can be sported around Auli. The place is apt for tourism around the year. You can either plan for a road trip to Auli. The nearest railway station to Auli is Rishikesh Dehradun railway station

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8. Pahalgam

The tourist town in Jammu and Kashmir boasts off scenic view and Lidder valley, which is located in Himalaya. It has the best arrangements for adventure activities such as trekking, hiking, fishing. Devotees to wish to visit Amaranth begin their pilgrimage from Pahalgam itself. You have to reach Srinagar first and then take the following route to Pahalgam

9. McLeod Ganj

Well-known for its Tibetan culture and beauty, McLeod Ganj is one of the best destinations for snow lovers. The perfect time to travel snow-clad town is from December to February. The most visited tourist attractions in McLeod Ganj are Dal Lake and Dalai Lama temple. Tourists can plan a road trip to the town from the Pathankot railway station, which happens to be the closest railway station.

10. Gangtok

Gangtok was founded as a Buddhist pilgrimage, and soon, it became one of the favorite hill stations amongst the travelers, owing to its low temperature, which was recently recorded to 4 degrees Celsius and high snowfall during winters. The place is extremely apt for mountaineers. You can reach the place by flight or train.


India is home to numerous hill stations, which are the perfect getaway for people who love to experience snowfall. In this blog, we have curated ten places that are ideal for snowfall lovers.

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