Best winter destinations in India!

 

It’s that time of year again! Time to unpack those winter coats, beanies, dusty ski boots from the closet and flock to mountains.

Like us, if you are tired of seeing pictures from all around the world painted in white with snowflakes descending and want to escape to one, real SOON.

Then we are at your rescue, here is a list of some of the best winter destinations in India to satiate your craving for winter wonderland !!!

 

Best winter destinations in India!

 

The famous Persian poet Amir Khusrau had the following words to say about Kashmir.

Agar Firdaus bar rōy-e zamin ast, hamin ast-o hamin ast-o hamin ast.

When translated into English it means, If there is a paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.

Kashmir has a charm like no other place on this earth and its beauty has been portrayed in so many of the Bollywood flicks. With the onset of winter, Gulmarg gets covered in snow and is regarded as one of the best places for skiing in India.

Ladakh


A photographer’s canvas. No doubt the alluring and majestic sweeps of deserted mountains have mesmerized so many travelers for years now.

During winters, there is hardly any crowd, so you have the entire of Ladakh to yourself. And if you are an adventurous soul, you don’t want to miss a game of ice hockey or a visit to the confluence of Zanskar river for the Chadar Trek.

Manali

A Perfect winter escapade. Manali during winters is engulfed in snow and looks right out of a fairytale. The hotels and restaurants offer heavy discounts to the guests.

A perfect place for skiing, sledging and having fun in the snow.

Gangtok, Sikkim

Sikkim is adorned with beautiful mountains and lakes. From NathuLa pass to one of the highest lakes in the world, the Gurudongmar lake, every corner of Sikkim is fascinating.

No doubt, tourists throng to Sikkim in winter to appreciate the winter wonderland. If the roads stay open during winters, we would highly recommend you to visit North Sikkim, Yumthang Valley, and Zero Point.

Auli, Uttarakhand

A small picturesque hill station tucked in the Himalayan belt in the state of Uttarakhand is a famous ski destination in India.

Auli has the longest Gandola ride in Asia, which is 4 KM long and has been gaining popularity in recent years.

Shimla, Uttarakhand

Last but not the least,  SHIMLA.

The glorious view of the snow covered peaks, snow laden deodar trees and the famous Shimla’s toy train makes it straight out of Pinterest board.