//Top 10 Places to Witness Snowfall In India

Top 10 Places to Witness Snowfall In India

For people living in the crowded cities and the once who live in southern India where there is no snowfall, If you are looking for a getaway from your daily routine and want to experience the best snowfall here in India, Then your wait is over as here we are going to provide you with the best places with best snowfall in India one could ever experience in life.

As winters already arrived this year chances are you may be fascinated with the snowfall along with the dry harsh winters and temperature so its time to play with the snowballs and build a snowman.

So get ready to witness the


So here we begin ;


Gulmarg in the Indian northern state of Jammu and Kashmir is primarily famous to receive the best snowfall in India, If you like to go skiing on the white snow then don’t miss Gulmarg in Kashmir as this is famous for being one of the best skiing destinations in India. Gulmarg along with the Capital of Kashmir (Srinagar) receive many tourists from many parts of the world every year due to its beauty

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Gulamrg apart from skiing, there are also many other adventure sports activities that you could perform here including trekking, cable riding, snowboarding. If you love to do sightseeing and want to capture picturesque snapshots from your camera along with some unforgettable panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga peak that is the highest peak in India.

Gulmarg is also a very good place for those who love to climb the mountain and camping it often acts as a base camp for mountaineers who are on their way to climb Nanga Parbat.

To witness snowfall in Gulmarg the season starts from December to Early March.  


Sonamarg is a popular destination among the snow lovers, also the mountains, glaciers, snow carpets and frozen lakes make you in love with this snowfall destination in India.

SonamargIn winters Sonamarg is covered with very beautiful snow sheet during winters along with this Sonamarg is also a very good place for river rafting and trekking. If you witness snowfall here then the season starts from November till April, and don’t miss Thajiwas Glacier which is a must visit place here in Sonamarg.


Manali is a very famous destination in the beautiful state of  Himachal Pradesh in India among tourists from around the world and Rohtang Pass is well connected from Manali from there you could also visit Leh by riding your motorcycle during summers in the Leh Manali highway which is one of the most dangerous roads in the world but at the same time with most beautiful landscapes one could ever experience.


Manali is 600 km away from the capital city of Delhi with 13 hours drive and the place is surrounded by gorgeous valleys and Himalayas. Manali along with Rohtang pass is considered to be one of the best places to witness snowfall in India.

If you like to experience some adventure then here we have many adventure sports activities like skiing, trekking, paragliding, mountaineering and these are the must-do activities here in Manali if you visit here but some might not be available in winters.

You may experience traffic jams and roadblocks from Manali to Rohtang Pass as the road is not in a very good condition and many times it remains closed during extreme winters from January till April sometimes.


If you want to witness the adventure of the life then you could visit minus 5 degrees up to minus 25 degrees during the night and trek on the frozen Zanskar river in Ladakh.

Ladakh Chadar Trek

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Here you cover a distance of almost 65 kilometers on the frozen river. Here you need to keep in mind that a prerequisite medical certificate is mandatory for this trek. So you need to be prepared in advance and be physically fit before this attempt because the major killing part here is the temperature and it is one of the most difficult treks in the country. Zanskar river freeze during winters and the best time to visit here is during January and February. The roadways might be blocked so the best method to reach here is by flight.


If you want to witness the best place for snowfall in India easily reachable from New Delhi, then simply go for Nainital.


It will not cost you much and you could enjoy snowfall here and enjoy the beauty of the landscape here. The distance from New Delhi to Nainital is 300 km so it is easily connected by road and around 6 – 7 hours drive from New Delhi. It is a very popular hill station destination in India also among young couples or honeymooners. The best season to visit snowfall in Nainital starts from December till February.


If you want to experience one of the best snowfall in India along with skiing then you must visit Auli, It is open for all seasons you could visit here both in winters and summers but the real fun to visit here is in winters when you witness the best snowfall experience.

AuliAuli is heaven for skiing lovers located in the Garhwal Himalayas, the best time to visit Auli starts from late November till early March and this places receives the maximum snowfall so you don’t need to doubt whether snow will be there or not.

Chopta Tungnath

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If you love to trek on the mountains then don’t miss the very famous “Chandrashila trek” Chopta. Here we have Tungnath temple which is also known to be the highest Shiva temple  The distance from Auli to Chopta is just 116 kilometers so our recommendation is that you should visit this place.


To experience the best snowfall in India, if you are going with family, friends or with your loved one then you should visit Dalhousie this winters.



Sometimes you could experience a very heavy snowfall that could block the roads here but in winters this place is no different than a paradise on earth.

Winters in Dalhousie are perfect for outdoor activities So if you want to experience the best snowfall then also visit Khajjiar which is known as the Switzerland of India also Mini Switzerland, the ideal time for snowfall in Dalhousie starts from November till February.


Munsiyari is a hill station in Uttarakhand that receives a very good amount of snowfall in winters. Munsiyari is located 593 kilometers from the capital city of Delhi.


The temperature here goes down to -3 degrees in winters. Here you could trek to the high altitude glaciers and visit the base camp of Nanda Devi. This place is also known as Mini Kashmir and it is very famous for its picturesque beauty and trekking.

To experience snowfall the ideal time to visit Munsiyari is from December to February.


Tawang is located in the Arunachal Pradesh of North East India, During winters the temperature here falls below the freezing point.


It could be risky but Tawang is a very beautiful place in the month of December. This is the place to experience rising sun earlier than other parts of the country there are also many other places along with Tawang that you could visit during your journey “Dirang, Bhalukpong, Along, Ziro, Namsai, and Walong”. You could capture one of the most beautiful moments of your life here in Arunachal Pradesh.


This place is also known as the Switzerland of Sikkim. Situated in North East India it is a bit off beat destination.

Katao sikkimThis destination is sometimes not mentioned when you book a travel package for Guwahati but if you ask the locals they will be going to guide you about this place and you will enjoy this place more than any other during your Sikkim journey. So if you are looking for a place with the best snowfall in India then must visit Katao if you travel to Sikkim.

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Hi, my name is Nitish Soni and I am a Travel Blogger.