10 Best Places of Snowfall in India During December, January

Snow fall in Mangan
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To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in cold.” – Aristotle

Who doesn’t like snowfall? Snowfall takes us to our childhood days. Making snowballs and throwing at each other, lying down on the snow to make snow angel and last but not the least the snowman.  A child who has made a snowman is so lucky.

Experiencing a snowfall is just amazing. A feeling that you can’t express in words. By now you might have started planning in your mind to visit a place where snow falls. Don’t think too much. Here I have given the name of ten Best places in India where you can experience snowfall. Not only that you get a complete guide about those places in this article.

Know the Places:

1. Auli: IF YOU LOVE SKING! AULI IS YOUR PLACE.

Where is it :

Auli is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarkhand.

How to reach: 

  • Airports- Jolly Grant Airport, Dheradun

Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

  • Railway station: Rishikesh Railway station

Dheradun Railway station

What to do: 

  • Ski in Auli
  • Visit Gurso Bugyal
  • Observe Chenab Lake
  • Pay homage in Joshimath
  • Adventurous trekking

What to eat: 

Local delicacies

  • Garhwali Cuisine
  • Kachmauli
  • Bal Mithai
  • Singhori

Best time to visit:

  • April to June – Visit if you like pleasant climate.
  • October to February- Visit to experience snowfall and a picturesque fairytale view.
  • January to March- Visit if you love skiing.

2. Gangtok: EXPERIENCE THE WORLD’S 3rd HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

Where is it : Gangtok is situated in East Sikkim of Sikkim.

How to reach: 

  • Airport: Pakyong Airport in Sikkim
  • Railways: NJP in Siliguri

What to do: 

  • Visit Nathu La Pass
  • Shop in MG Road
  • Go to Rumtek Monastary
  • Religious Tsomgo Lake
  • Experience Ban Jhakri Falls

What to eat: 

Local delicacies

  • Momos
  • Thukpa
  • Wonton
  • Gyathuk
  • Thenthuk

Best time to visit:

  • March to June- Visit to experience a pleasant weather
  • October to February- Visit if you love snow

3. Pahalgam:  BEST TOURIST DESTINATION TO EXPERIENCE SNOWFALL

Where is it : Pahalgam is in Jammu and Kashmir.

How to reach: 

  • Airport- Srinagar Airport
  • Railways- Srinagar Kashmir, Srinagar

Banihal, Jammu and Kashmir

What to do: 

  • Baisaran Hills
  • Mamaleswar Temple
  • Avantipur Temple
  • Aru Village and Valley
  • Tulian Lake

What to eat: 

Local delicacies

  • Matschgand
  • Kaanti
  • Modur Pulaav
  • Muj Gaad
  • Monji

 Best time to visit:

  • March to June: Visit to experience pleasant weather.
  • July to September: Visit for Amarnath Yatra.
  • October to February: Visit to experience mesmerizing snowfall.

  4. Manali: INDIA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL RESORT TOWN.

Where is it : Manali is situated at Kullu in Himachal Pradesh

How to reach: 

  • Airport- Bhuntar Airport
  • Railways-Kalka- Shimla railway

What to do: 

  • Visit Solang Valley
  • Visit Old Manali
  • Visit Naggar Castle
  • Pay Homage at Manu temple
  • Rohtang Pass

What to eat: 

Local Delicacies

  • Sidu
  • Babru
  • Trout
  • Patande
  • Bhey

Best time to visit:

  • December to January- Visit to experience snowfall
  • March to June – Pleasant weather

 5. Shimla:  THE QUEEN OF HILLS AND SPLENDID BEAUTY OF NATURE.

 Where is it :

Shimla is in Himachal Pradesh

How to reach: 

  • Airport- Shimla Airport
  • Railway- Kalka Shimla Railway

 What to do: 

  • Toy train tour
  • Shop from Lakkar Bazar
  • Experience Ice Skating
  • Do River Rafting
  • Trek to the Jakhu Temple.

What to eat: 

Local delicacies

  • Channa Madra
  • Chiken Anardana
  • Siddus
  • Sepu Bari Madra
  • Auriya Kaddo

Best time to visit:

  • March to June- This is the best time for tourist to visit Shimla
  • October to February- This is the time people come to Shimla to enjoy snowfall.

6. Nainital: ONCE CALLED THE CITY OF LAKES! HAVE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAKES

Where is it : Nainital is in Uttarakhand

How to reach: 

  • Airport- Delhi Airport
  • Railway- Kathgodam railway station

What to do: 

  • Visit different Lakes.
  • Visit Nainital zoo
  • Cave garden
  • Do rock climbing
  • Shopping at the Tibetian Market

What to eat: 

  • Ras
  • Baadi
  • Bhatt ki Churkani
  • Arsa
  • Black and White Roti

Best time to visit:

  • March to June- Visit Nainital for a pleasant weather
  • October to February- Visit to enjoy snowfall

 7. Kufri: BEAUTIFUL SKI DESTINATION

Where is it: Kufri is situated in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

How to reach: 

  • Airport: Chandigarh Airport, Punjab
  • Railways: Summer Hill, Shimla

 What to do: 

  • Visit Kufri Fun World
  • Skiing
  • Mahasu peak
  • Indira tourist Park

What to eat: 

Local delicacies

  • Sepu Bari Madra
  • Chiken Anardana
  • Siddus
  • Auriya Kaddo

Best time to visit:

November to March – Visit Kufri at this time of the year to enjoy snow fall.

 8. Munsiyari: DOING JUSTICE TO IT’S NAME, IT IS A BEAUTIFUL ABODE OF SNOW.

Where is it: Munsiyari is in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

How to reach: 

  • AirportPantnagar Airport
  • Railway- Tanakpur

    What to do: 
  • Do trekking at Munsiyari.
  • Visit the Pancchuli peaks
  • Take a village tour
  • Shopping in Munsiyari

What to eat: 

  • Khade Masale
  • Mutton curry

Best time to visit:

  • March to April- Pleasant Weather
  • October to February- Visit to enjoy snowfall.

9. Sonmarg: A BEAUTIFUL HILLSTATION

 Where is it: Sonmarg is in Ganderbal, Jammu Kashmir

How to reach: 

  • Airport- Srinagar International Airport
  • Railways-Tawi railway station in Jammu

What to do: 

  • Visit Dal Lake
  • Visit Mughal Gardens
  • Visit Jam Masjid
  • Wular Lake

What to eat: 

  • Marcha-Wangan Korma
  • Monji
  • Muj gaad
  • Kaanti

Best time to visit:

  • May to June- get pleasant weather
  • November to April- snowfall in winters

 10. Mangan: VISIT CARDEMOM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

Mangan sikkim snowfall
Image Courtesy: Tour My India

Where is it : It is situated in North Sikkim, Sikkim

How to reach: 

  • Airport- Bagdogra Airport
  • Railway- NJP railway station

What to do: 

  • Visit Rong Lungten Lee
  • Visit Sirijonga Yuma Mangheem
  • Phodong Monastery
  • Singhik

What to eat: 

Local delicacies

  • Thukpa
  • Wonton
  • Gyathuk

Best time to visit:

  • April to July- Visit to feel the pleasant weather
  • October to February-Visit and enjoy the snowfall

Before you go to any new place, it is good to know about it well.

Good Knowledge gives you Great Satisfaction!

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