5 Beautiful Places To Experience Snowfall
Are you always dreaming of a white Christmas? Do you wonder what it would be like to build a snowman outside your home? For a large part of our country, witnessing snowfall is almost unheard of, as Summers stretch well into December — and occasionally January. But fortunately, thanks to the sheer size of our country, there are several places you can visit to make that dream come true.
So this winter, pack up your warmest clothes and head down to one of these destinations:
1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
There should be no surprise that this name is on the list. One of the most well-known tourist destinations in the north of the country, and large parts of the world, Manali is a hill town that sees a decent amount of snowfall every winter. Plus you can enjoy this wondrous landscape with a steaming cup of brew at one of the hundreds of guesthouses that pepper the mountainside.
2. Gulmarg, Jammu, and Kashmir
We suggest taking a trip to Gulmarg, in Jammu and Kashmir? The city isn’t just known for a bit of snow though, and it’s one of the country’s only skiing destinations. Fully equipped with state-of-the-art cable car rides, and slopes that can test even the most experienced skiers, Gulmarg is one place you can’t afford to miss.
3. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
If you’re more in the mood to enjoy a less exciting vacation, one in which you can sit in a heated cafe and read a book while the snow falls around you, consider taking a trip to Mussoorie in Uttarakhand. This quaint town, which is home to some of the country’s best schools and colleges, also boasts several architectural delights and cafés in stunning locations. It’s enough to keep you occupied for days.
One of the not-so-common tourist destinations during the winter, Sikkim is an ideal destination to see the snow, and some of the most spectacular views the country can offer. Apart from snow during the winter, Sikkim also boasts some towns that witness snowfall throughout the year! Plus since it isn’t such a sought-after destination, it’s the ideal place to enjoy a quiet vacation.
A gorgeous township, boasting of massive lakes, and lovely sloping roads, Nainital is a crowd-pleaser, and it’s easy to see why. For a few months of the year, the city is covered in a white blanket, making the hundreds of tourist spots look even more spectacular. If you’re keen to spend some time in the snow, it’s worth a visit.