Travelling is frequently described as one of the most magnificent experiences by individuals. It gives you a chance to get familiarized with varied cultures and listen to touching human stories that have the power to inspire lives and offer inspiration to rise above the efforts of everyday life. Yet, most people think these elements only as of the by-products of a journey that is planned to see snow. The mere thought of seeing snow at times makes people go crazy and the romanticism is just beyond control if they have not seen it before. So, if you’re one of those who are yet to go through snow sighting, make sure you get your craziest travel dream come true by going to these seven places this winter.
Kufri is one of the best off-beat hill stations in Himachal Pradesh that is situated 20 km away from Shimla. The place is not as popular as Shimla but it certainly has all the aspects that you seek in a winter holiday like snowfall, pretty sights, and Yak rides. The place is reachable too, so you would not have to travel for days to just spend a night in the cold.
Narkanda is more than just murmuring pine trees and captivating views of the valley; the place is known amongst adventure lovers as India’s oldest ski destination where thousands of visitors gather every year to try their hand at this elusive winter sport. The place appears like a village out of a Wordsworth poem and will give you a lot of picture-worthy moments for your social media.
Situated in North Sikkim, Lachung is one of the highest remote places in the country, courtesy the horrible roads in Sikkim and severe temperatures. But make no mistake, it is also one of the prettiest locations to visit in India. Situated near the Indo-China border, going here will give you a chance to see the famous Gurudongmar Lake and Zero Point. Bonus, you get to meet up the great people of Sikkim, who we bet are the nicest souls ever.
Since we’re exactly on the boundaries of north-east India in Sikkim, we might as well take a journey to the Tawang Valley too. Tawang is that place in Arunachal Pradesh that will knock your mind away if you just surf through its pictures online. Peppered with Buddhist monasteries and mystical Gompas, the valley will put any peace-loving traveller off their feet with its tranquil atmosphere. The town is soaked in a strong mix of religion, history and nature.
When you have vowed to the cause of freezing yourself to hypothermia, why not do it in the amazing place? And can there ever be a place more magnificent than the grand mountains of Jammu & Kashmir. Sonamarg is situated at just a 3-hour drive from Srinagar among two Himalayan glaciers – Kolhoi and Machoi – temperatures here can fall to as low as minus 10 degrees. There is a lot for adventure junkies here too as it is situated close to several famous treks.
With spots like Khardungla, Nubra Valley, and Pangong Lake situated in close proximity, Leh makes for one of the most attractive winter travel destinations in India. The stunning views of the location really make up for all the treacherous roads and extended distances that you have to travel to reach there. But, make sure you book your resorts and taxis in advance and keep a few spare days as heavy snowfall may come with its own consequences.
Auli is one of the most magnificent travel towns in Uttarakhand. It is also an alluring ski town that is favoured by newlyweds as their honeymoon destination. Encircled by coniferous and oak forests, Auli is situated at an altitude of 2,505 meters and ensures a panoramic view of the Himalayas that really makes for a sight to behold.