India has four clearly defined seasons, but the winter season is often experienced on different scales across the country. While the South of India has temperatures ranging from 28 degrees to 35 degrees in the winter season, the North of India feels the brunt of our chilly, snow-filled winters with temperatures dropping to less than 10 degrees. That calls for some holiday cheer like no other and a White Christmas not-so-far-away from home. If you love Christmas time and a snow-filled Christmas even more, you've come to just the right place. Witness the snowfall, play in the snow, build a snowman and have the most wonderful time this Christmas season with your loved ones.
7 Scenic Locations To Visit In India For A Snowy Winter
1.Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India. It is also one of India's favourite destinations to experience snowfall. There's also the option of sipping a variety of hot beverages, maybe hot chocolate to get into the festive vibe, while café hopping. The city offers the most picturesque views from some of its humbly decorated coffee shops. For the adventure sports enthusiast, Manali offers a selection of activities like trekking, paragliding and skiing.
2. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Another famous hill station in India is Mussoorie which is also the home to the famous author Ruskin Bond. The town of Mussoorie witnesses snowfall in December, January and February. If you are all about a white Christmas, then you will enjoy a nice long stroll on Mall road, also known as Camel Back Road passing restaurants, cafes, souvenir vendors and surrounded by snow-covered hills.
3. Gulmarg, Kashmir
Gulmarg in Kashmir has snow all year round making it one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. But the winter brings in fresh snowfall which makes the city perfect for skiing. A cable car ride in the Gulmarg gondola is the ideal and most convenient way to take in all of the scenic beauty that the region has to offer.
4. Zuluk, Sikkim
Located in East Sikkim, Zuluk places high on the bucket list of any snow-lover, especially in the winter season. Overlooking the Mighty Himalayas, Zuluk resembles a white meadow covered with snow during the winter months of December to February. It is also a popular honeymoon destination.
5. Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh
The only place in South India to witness snowfall is Lambasingi in Andhra Pradesh which is about 100 kilometers away from Visakhapatnam. Early mornings during the winter season, have seen Lambasingi experience sub-zero temperatures and fresh snowfall offering up some teeth-chattering yet magical moments.
6. Lava, West Bengal
Lava is a small town in the Kalimpong district of West Bengal. During the winter, some of the town's pockets receive heavy snowfall. The hill station has scenic views like the snow-capped Mt.Kanchenjunga and a plethora of flora and fauna to revel in. The Neora Valley National Park, is another popular attraction in the area.
7. Auli, Uttarakhand
Yet another picture-perfect hill station with mesmerizing views is Auli in Uttarakhand. It is India's premier destination for snow adventure sports like skiing, snowboarding, rollerblading, etc. Auli experiences snowfall from November to March.
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