6 Beautiful Snow Places in India to visit during Winter

Summers are almost at our doorsteps in my place in India. The tinge of spring is still on, so at least there is some amount of relief in the air. I have started missing the winters, the cooling effect and the cuddling inside the blankets. My woollens are washed and packed inside. This is the time when I feel like halting the seasonal phenomenon in the Earth to bring back the winters. I know I cannot. That’s the reason I thought of embarking upon a short virtual tour to 6 beautiful snow places in India.

These places are perfect for you to experience the snowfall and feel the wintery chills within yourself. Among them, I had the privilege to visit a few during the winters and indulge in the white snowy breathtaking landscape. While some of them are written based on the experiences shared by my parents and friends. Here are some of the beautiful and incredible snow places in India.

Rohtang Pass – Himachal Pradesh

Though I should have been ideally starting the list with Kashmir, then I could not control by biased selection. My trip to Shimla, Manali and Rohtang Pass is still my favourite and memorable trip in India among multiple travel destinations visited. In Winters, Rohtang Pass is considered to be one of the astonishing snow places in India. Travelling through the high curved Himalayan mountain trails is an experience to remember for years. The view of the majestic Himalayan mountains opening up in front of my eyes was such an astonishing feeling. The sheets of ice layer spread through the entire mountain stretch and the gorgeous valleys soothed my eyes. Definitely worth a visit multiple times to engulf into this spectacular natural beauty.

Tsomgo or Changu Lake – Sikkim

Tsomgo or Changu as it is known by different names is one of the spectacular snow places in India. It is termed the glacial lake, situated amid the gigantic Himalayan ranges heavily snow-capped during the winters. Yes, it’s true you might not be allowed to travel much higher up the mountains because of the slippery grounds, but you can view the beautiful lake surrounded by snow all over. The lake waters dazzle with the reflections of the snowy mountain ranges, creating a unique experience. The memories of visiting Changu lake is still afresh in my memory. A serene and tranquil place, surrounding oneself in an environment of solitude and peace.

Enroute to the Mystic Changu Lake

Nainital – Uttarakhand

One of the attractive snow places in India to visit during the winters. And I was lucky enough to visit Nainital, the land of nine lakes surrounded by the incredible Himalayan mountains. This spectacular hill station experiences snowfall almost every year. People often compare the place with the famous Lake District of London. If you love snowfall and the wintery cold, you will enjoy the alluring nature of the air encapsulating this magnificent place. Nature is at its best with the greenish tinges of the trees peeking in between the snow-capped mountain peaks and thick layered forests. You can feel the freshness in the air, refreshing your mind and soul.

Ladakh

If you are craving to experience a complete snow-covered region, Ladakh is the best option for you. It is one of the fascinating snow places in India, covered with layers of ice and frozen lakes. Adventure enthusiasts can opt for a snow trek braving the odds of nature. Chadar Trek is the most popular one during the winters. You can participate and enjoy winter festivals too. The freezing Zanskar lake enhances the beauty of the region with its frozen landscape. A unique feature about Ladakh is it’s known as the coldest desert where a person can get a sunburnt and frozen bite at the same time.

Sonamarg – Kashmir

Sonamarg in Kashmir is a paradise on Earth, which remains covered completely with snow during the winters. Encompassed by the Machoi and the Kolhoi majestic Himalayan glaciers, the place is one of the stunning snow places in India. The serenity of the lakes and the snow-laden awestruck scenic views allure tourists from all over the world. To experience this breathtaking beauty, you need to avoid the times of heavy snowfall and ensure the roads are accessible when you visit. You can opt for skiing, create a snowman, an igloo for a joyous experience. An incredible place to spend a relaxing and soothing time with family and friends.

Auli – Uttarakhand

Auli is unique and best in many ways. It is one of the gorgeous snow places in India with astounding skiing arenas. It is considered to be one of the wonderlands of India during the winters. The snow encapsulated Garhwal Himalayan ranges are mesmerizing and a treat to the eyes. If you love winter sports specifically skiing, then you must visit the place. The steep mountain slopes covered with layers of snow have aided in creating a number of ski resorts in the area. The beauty of the place is unparalleled during the winters; sure to create a memorable experience.

There are many more fabulous snow places in India – Munsiyari, Chopta, Khajjiar, Dhanaulti etc. Those are all in my bucket list and once I visit them will surely share my experience.

Author

Kuntala

A travel enthusiast craving to explore the exotic destinations in the world, deciphering the mysteries and the thrill concealed in them.

Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

54 thoughts on “6 Beautiful Snow Places in India to visit during Winter

  • March 9, 2021 at 2:56 am
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    Those are absolutely gorgeous views. I never realized that India had such gorgeous vistas.

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  • March 9, 2021 at 2:57 am
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    I’d love to see all of these one day. I’d definitely start with Rohtang pass. It is so beautiful!

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  • March 9, 2021 at 4:42 am
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    Great pics! Have only been to Nainital from your list and that too in summer hols. Kashmir is on my bucket list.

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  • March 9, 2021 at 5:49 am
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    Wow I didn’t know India got snow! Guess you learn something new everyday lol. These are great photos, thanks for sharing!

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:33 am
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      India experiences snowfall in the northern part mostly because of the Himalayas

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  • March 9, 2021 at 9:12 am
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    I’ve heard so many great things about India. I would love to go there one day.

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  • March 9, 2021 at 1:09 pm
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    Lovely article. Fortunately I have been to these places except Nainital. Loved the beginning of the article. Its so true and relatable.

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  • March 9, 2021 at 9:24 pm
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    My parents always mention the beauty of Nanital and Kashmir, especially the snow. These photos are gorgeous. I’ll have to add these to my travel bucket list!

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:32 am
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      Please do visit, you will love them all

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  • March 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm
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    Wow! India is a really beautiful place. Amazing photos! You have captured the beauty well.

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  • March 9, 2021 at 11:51 pm
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    When I think of India, I never imagine it snowy, so it was interesting to read the presentation of these six beautiful snow places in India with attached pictures, thank you!
    Friendly greeting,
    Nina

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  • March 10, 2021 at 1:18 pm
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    Those are all wonderful places to visit and they are looking absolutely beautiful! India definitely has some great list of areas to explore during winter.

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:31 am
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      Thank you for all your appreciation

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  • March 10, 2021 at 3:54 pm
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    Kuntala, how best can I get to “Changu Lake”? It is exactly my love, from this list!

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    • March 11, 2021 at 1:19 am
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      The place is in Sikkim. So you need to reach this place in India via the Gangtok airport.

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  • March 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    These are some amazing snowy views. India truly is a beautiful place.

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:31 am
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      Thank you so much, glad you liked the article and my country

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  • March 10, 2021 at 6:29 pm
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    I never think of India when we talk about snow even though I do understand India has regions with it. It is very interesting to think of snowing opportunity on Indian trip

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:30 am
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      In winters northern India is snow clad due to the Himalays

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:30 am
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      India at the northern side experiences snowfall mainly due to the majestic Himalayas ranges

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  • March 11, 2021 at 4:08 am
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    This is such a great list!! Wish I could visit all these places!

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  • March 11, 2021 at 4:50 am
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    I really love the look of snow on a mountaintop as long as I don’t have to drive through it 🙂

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  • March 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm
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    Wow, I’ve learnt a lot about India on this article!

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  • March 11, 2021 at 4:51 pm
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    I truly didn’t know that India also experience the winter. This is awesome! The places looks like not from India, and that is wonderful 🥰

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:28 am
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      India experiences snowfall every winter especially due to the Himalayas

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:28 am
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      India experiences good snowfall and especially due to the Himalayas

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  • March 12, 2021 at 1:08 am
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    These are such lovely shots!! looks like such an amazing places! thanks for sharing

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:27 am
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      Glad you liked the article, thank you

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  • March 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm
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    I’ve always wanted to visit India. But India in wintertime looks GORGEOUS!

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  • March 13, 2021 at 9:58 pm
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    I didn’t know that there is also winter in India. I just learned it after reading your post. I have been itching to travel but for now I keep on reading blogs so that I can have ideas for my future travels.

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:25 am
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      Oh yes thats because of the Himalayas in the north. India experiences huge snowfall in the winters

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  • March 15, 2021 at 6:27 pm
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    have been to only one place. hmmm
    so many places are then waiting for me

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  • March 16, 2021 at 10:48 am
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    Wow, they are all beautiful places. I haven’t know them before. Definitely I will have them in my bucket list when traveling to India. Thanks for telling me about those places!

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:19 am
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      you can visit during winter some of these places.

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  • March 17, 2021 at 11:15 pm
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    These do look like beautiful places to visit! I would love to travel more.

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  • March 19, 2021 at 11:05 am
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    I learned something new today. I had no idea India snowed!

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  • March 19, 2021 at 12:53 pm
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    Sonamarg – Kashmir seems like a great place to visit. I heard a lot about it from a friend. Can’t wait to visit after the pandemic.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 2:20 am
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    India seems like a truly amazing country! When the world is a safer place and the pandemic has ended, I would really like to try to visit. It would be a big trip for me, but I know it would be so worth it!

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