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iXiGOers Oct 21 2013

Which are the best places to see snowfall in India ?

Mercy Jacob Oct 21 2013
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If you're looking to kick back this winter, a vacation which includes crisp winter air, fluffy snow and enough cold-weather recreation to ensure you've earned that end-of-the-day hot cocoa, then here is a list of best places to see snowfall in India.


Manali

Just 40 kms away from Kullu to the north, Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breath-taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. Enjoy the snowfall, skiing and ice skating, with temperature going as low as -7°C. The gently falling snow languidly heralds winter as the treetops and roads are slowly covered, leaving only a beautiful expanse. Roofed with a fluffy white coat, Manali offers an unmatched experience to those who visit the place especially during Christmas and New Year season. Manali receives snowfall between December to February.

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Gulmarg


A heavenly paradise hill resort for adventure sport enthusiasts, with a tingle of greenery, Gulmarg becomes totally covered with white snow in the winters. It is especially famous for its ski resorts and ski slopes as it witnesses heavy snowfall. The Gulmarg Gondola is one of the world’s highest cable car, which operates at an altitude of almost 4000 m. Gulmarg receives snowfall between December to January.

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Nainital


Nainital
offers a complete snowy holiday experience, set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake with mesmerising snow covered mountains around it with the sound of snowflakes falling on your shoulders, it brings together a tranquil atmosphere all contributing to its liveliness. This is indeed one of the best places to see snowfall in India. Nainital receives snowfall between December to February with the temperatures varying between a maximum of 10 to 12 °C and a minimum of -1 to -3 °C.

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Patnitop


Located at a height of 6,640 ft — the highest point along the Jammu-Srinagar Highway, Patnitop, Jammu’s own hill station is truly a haven for holiday-makers and the adventure seekers. With the options of paragliding, high flying, skiing, trekking and golfing, all in this majestic mountainscape, this place gives you your dream winter holiday experience. Patnitop receives snowfall during the months of November, December, January and February. The maximum temperature during this time will range around 24°C and the minimum temperature will range around -14°C.

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Kufri


Kufri
is a delight during the winter months, with snow-covered landscapes, abundant skiing and tobogganing opportunities, including the Winter Sports Festival in February, Kufri is the answer for those looking for a complete winter holiday package! The winters in Kufri is extreme with average temperature varying around 17°Celsius to -3°Celsius. There are times when the mercury drops to as low as -10°Celsius. The winter season starts from November and ends during March.

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Kanatal


A quaint little hamlet in Uttaranchal state, the winter months here are ideal for indulging in activities like adventure sports or skiing. During the months of December to February, the place remains covered with a thick blanket of snow and the temperatures often remain below 0° Celsius. Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded hills, Kanatal offers a unique blend of historic temples, beautiful landscapes and exciting trekking escapades for the adventures lovers.

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Shimla


This renowned hill station enjoys heavy snowfall in December-January. Despite of bone-chilling winter, the place is frequently visited by tourists from all over the world in the charm of fresh snow. Winters is an ideal time to visit Shimla if you love adventure sports like skiing and ice-skating. Just playing in the snow will lift up your spirits and make sure you have a wonderful vacation. Kick back, unwind and let nature allow you to rejuvenate your soul.

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Auli


Cuddling in the peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, Auli lies in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The slopes of Auli are flanked by coniferous deodar, oak trees along with apple orchards. Snow bound and chilled, it welcomes you with its pristine and unexplored beauty. Skiers from around the world consider the slopes of Auli as amongst the best in Asia. It boasts of Asia’s longest and highest cable car route of four kilometres which connects Auli to Joshimath. One can also spend the day outdoors building snowmen, or having snowball fights. Auli gets covered with a thick carpet of snow from January to March.

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Dhanaulti


Dhanaulti
is a small hill, just a few stone's throws away from Mussoorie. The winding paths peeking from inside the hills, spectacular snowy landscapes and the lush green forests of Oak, Deodar and Rhododendron.The quietness of the hills, the stillness in the air and the fresh breeze makes one fall deeply in love with this place, a true visual delight for any tourist.

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Kausani


Kausani
is a celebrated site for its panoramic exquisiteness and views of enchanting Himalayas. Mahatma Gandhi famously dubbed this beautiful hillstation as the "Switzerland of India". Nature has bestowed Kausani with its beauty to make it a destination par-excellence level. Kausani is a land of lush green hill station with spellbinding snow clad Himalayan view, silent valleys and bubbling creeks, song of birds, and towering coniferous trees.The peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchachuli are distinctly visible from Kausani. The invigorating and captivating views of the majestic Himalayan peaks can be seen from Kausani. Kausani is covered with the sheets of snow from December to Mid February.

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Now, gather your friends, family, choose the destination you love to go to and make your winter chilly and mesmerizing with crystal showers with the best places to see snowfall in India.

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