After covering some exotic monsoon destinations in India last week, we bring you some best travel picks to enjoy snow in winters. Many adventurous enthusiasts adore the thrill and chill of the snowy peaks. Skiing, Snowboarding, sledging, rolling in the snow, and throwing snowballs at each other may be their idea of fun. If you are one of those snow fanatics, visiting one of these 6 Himalayan destinations is a must. Winters in the Himalaya are snowy and foggy, just perfect enough to enjoy and exhilarate snow sports. The beautiful and picturesque mountain ranges of the Himalayas are ideal spots for winter vacations in India. Let’s take a look below!
Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
Gulmarg is known as the Meadow of flowers and heartland of snow sports. It is described as one of the most popular destinations for winter sports in the Himalayas. Gulmarg is ranked as the 7th best ski and snowboarding destinations in Asia. Here’s where you’ll find the highest cable car in India and world – The Gulmarg Gondola.
Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh
If you are seeking for a gateway away from tourist crowd, Narkanda should be your pick. Narkanda is located on the Shivalik ranges on Hindustan-Tibet Road in Himachal Pradesh. It’s amongst the favorite winter destinations for adventure freaks. The exclusive background and tranquility is the main tourist attraction of Narkanda. Most daredevils are fascinated by snowboarding on these snow clad mountains.
Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
Kufri is located in Shimla district and is known for its remarkable ski track. It’s one of the hot spots for snow sports and tourist attractions like Himalayan Nature Park, world’s highest go-kart track, and the highest peak (Mahasu Peak). The not so steep peaks in Kufri is ideal sport destination for beginners.
Munsiyari is a trekker’s paradise. It lies at the foot hills of Himalayas and offers amazing tracks with untouched snow. It’s a favorite hangout destination for winter enthusiasts, nature and snow lovers, and mountaineers. As adventure aficionados you cannot miss a visit to this heaven of snow!
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla as you all know is a popular tourist attraction during summers and winters. With a variety of adventure sports it is an all season hot spot for travelers. During winters it has to offer some safer and easier sports like ice skating, ice hockey, and ice climbing. Shimla has the oldest ice skating rink in Asia which is made of natural snow.
Spiti Valleys, Himachal Pradesh
One can explore new heights in the Himalayan range by trekking the Spiti valley. The trek route in Spiti is considered to be the most difficult to cross. As you head towards some of the challenging tasks, the trek takes you through some rugged villages and Gompas. Skiing in Spiti can be a thrilling experience. A ride through the frozen mountains sends goosebumps over your spine. Add fun and excitement to your sporting experience here.
Have you tried these cool snow sports yet? If not, this is the time; look for leaves, shop for the adventure, plan your trip and book your tickets in advance. Head up north this winter!!