10 Winter Wonderlands Around India

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Manali, Himachal Pradesh

One of the best places to enjoy winter in India is Manali. The temperature hovers around sub zero turning the place into a snow-clad paradise. The best time to visit is October to February.

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Roopkund, Uttarakhand

Usually known for treks, Roopkund is a winter wonderland of India. Most activities remain closed during the winter as the snow jams up the place. The best time enjoy winter here is October to February.

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Doodhpathri, Kashmir

About 42 km from Srinagar, Doodhpathri is a splendid site with pine forests and snow-clad Pir Pranjil mountain views. During winter, the area is exhibits snow-covered hills, meadows, and waterfalls.

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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

A Buddhist heritage site, Tawang is located 10,000 ft above sea level and is among the first few regions of the Himalayas to receive snowfall during December each year.

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Gulmarg, Kashmir

Gulmarg is globally famous for its cable cars and is a winter sports haven. It mesmerises its visitors with its natural beauty, especially from December to March when everything is snow white.

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Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

Narkanda is a rather sought-after place that gets covered in thick snow each year. It offers idyllic views from October to February when the snow takes over and tourists line up for skiing.

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Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

The Spiti Valley is surrounded by massive snow covered mountains that turn into a sight to behold during winter. The morning sun reflects on the snow caps making it glisten in gold. The best time to visit is November to March.

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Lohajung, Uttarakhand

Lohagunj is a winter wonderland with challenging winters where temperatures to minus zero degrees. The best months to experience the season is December, January, and February.

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Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli offers one of the best skiing grounds when the snowfall begins in November and continues until the whole place is white. The best time to visit is late November to February.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla transitions into a winter wonderland, witnessing hail, rain, and massive snowfall during year-end. It is a lovely, idyllic town which is best to visit between November and February.

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