In Search of Snow: 5 Places in India to Experience Snowfall
The snow-covered landscapes can be an enchanting experience. The good news is there are numerous places in India where you can experience ample snowfall. Following are the top 5 places you can visit to get some serious dose of snow this winter.
The beautiful hill station Gulmarg is situated in the Western Himalaya's Pir Panjal range. Due to its high elevation, Gulmarg regularly witnesses heavy snowfall in the winter season, making it one of the best places to experience snowfall in India. Gulmarg is considered Asia’s seventh-best ski destination.
You can first reach Srinagar and check into Kashmir Houseboats, a Club Mahindra affiliate. Situated right in the Dal Lake, this Club Mahindra affiliate resort will leave you spellbound. Acclimatise yourself to the cold climate while exploring Srinagar for the first few days. After that, hit the Tangmarg road to reach Gulmarg, which is 50 km away from Srinagar, in two hours.
Ladakh is usually a biker's paradise during the summer season when bikers from all over India throng the place in their mean machines. But Ladakh is one of the best places to see snowfall in India if you visit the place in winter.
However, both Manali-Leh and Srinagar-Leh highways are generally closed in winter due to snow at the high passes. So, the only option is to take a flight to Leh from New Delhi, Jammu, or Srinagar. Check into the Driftwood Ladakh Resort in Leh, a Club Mahindra associate, to explore the splendours of Ladakh. The resort combines elegance and comfort to provide you with a memorable holiday experience.
One of the best places to visit in winter in India, Mussoorie, is popularly known as the 'Queen of Hills'. The famous hill station is nestled amidst the Garhwal Himalayan mountain ranges. Whether you like trekking, rock climbing, or paragliding, Mussoorie can offer you a plethora of enthralling adventures to satiate your adrenaline rush.
Besides, Mussoorie is one of the few places where you can experience snow in India. The place receives a few spells of snowfall between December and February.
Located on the Chamba-Mussoorie road at a staggering elevation of 2,250 metres, the sleepy little town of Dhanaulti is Uttarakhand’s hidden gem. Thankfully, Dhanaulti hasn't yet caught the frenzy of regular tourist inflow despite being just 42 km away from Mussoorie.
Therefore, the quaint town can be one of the best snowfall places in India for tourists seeking quiet time with their loved ones. Besides, you can have a mesmerising unobstructed view of the Swargarohini mountain massif, the entire Bandarpunch ranges, and the mighty Nanda Devi peak from Dhanaulti.
You can cover Mussoorie and Dhanaulti both while staying at Club Mahindra Mussoorie resort. The resort is located amidst the majestic mountains providing breath-taking scenery all around. You can relax and have a comfortable stay here while planning your tour itinerary comprising Mussoorie and Dhanaulti.
The capital of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most famous snow places in India. While the snowfall used to happen in December historically here, it's been occurring between January and early February over the last decade. However, when snowfall occurs, a thick white blanket of snow covers the entire region, which is a sight to behold.
You can choose from Club Mahindra Mashobra, Club Mahindra Pristine Peaks, Naldehra, or Club Mahindra Kandaghat for your stay around Shimla. All these beautiful resorts are located within a short distance from Shimla and can offer you some of the best vacation experiences you and your family so richly deserve.
As the effects of global warming are increasingly visible, snowfalls are occurring at lesser intervals worldwide. However, if you plan properly and visit the places mentioned above at the peak of the winter season, you're likely to be greeted by ample snowfall.