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Top 10 Cities that Snow Like a Fairyland in India

Most of us tend to associate winter with hot tea, drinks, smoggy skies, and runny noses, but this season has another side that is as beautiful as a fairyland. You may miss beholding these picturesque scenes just shivering in blankets. Yes, we’re talking about Indian mountains covered with snow, Frozen waterfalls, Lakes, temples, and monuments that attract tourists from all over the world. So leave all your comfort behind to explore this winter fairyland, we are sure you are going to live some mesmerizing moments that will remain alive for a lifetime.

If you want to revel in the pristine snowfall for real and snowy mountain peaks, then pack your bag with a windcheater or some woolen attires and plan your trips to these snow places in India.


One of the most visited winter places in India, situated in Himachal Place near to the capital of India Delhi it is the perfect tourist hotspot throughout the year. Shimla with colonial architecture could be your first preference to enjoy live snowfall without much travel and cold. 


Tourist Attractions: Mall Road, Kufri, jakhu temple, Toy train, Tattapani, and chail.


Gulmarg is the add-on charm in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Though Whole Kashmir is Paradise, Gulmarg is known for its winter sports skiing, snowboarding, and Gondola rides. Picturesque views and snowy peaks during winters make it the perfect fairyland to visit.

Tourist Attractions: Gondola lift, Khilanmarg, Apharwat Peak, Gulmarg golf course, Gulmarg ski resort


Manali is a resort town located at the Kullu district in the Beas River Valley, The snowy slopes, snow-covered valleys and river views enhances the beauty of this town. You can enjoy Skiing, paragliding, mountaineering and ice-skating in many places.

Tourist Attractions: Hidimba Devi temple, Spiti Valley, Vashisth, Beas River, Sports, Rohtang Pass (Remain closed in winters), Jogini Falls


Mussoorie is known as the Queen of Hills, the town in the Uttrakhand state of India attracts leisure travelers and honeymooners. The city receives heavy snowfall from December to February that converted it into a winter wonderland for visitors.

Tourist Attractions:  Kempty falls, Camel’s Back Road, Gun Hill, Mussoorie Lake, Happy Valley, Mall Road


Ladakh is the gem for the bike riders and adventure lovers. Every year number of bikers head towards road trip to Ladakh, during winters temperature drops low even up to -5C. Jagged mountains, white-topped landscapes, iconic monasteries, and peaceful surrounding is enough to forget all the troubles that suffered during the trip.

Tourist Attractions:  Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Kargil, Khardung-la Pass, Magnetic Hill


Set around the Naini Lake this hill station having a popular boating site with Naina Devi Temple on its north shore. This quaint little town experiences pleasant surroundings throughout the year, but snowfall in winters sure to leave an imprint on you that will last a lifetime.

Tourist Attractions:  Naini Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Mall Road, Snow View Point, Ropeway, Tiffin Top, Naina Peak, Lovers Point, Suicide Point


A Magnificient destination in Kashmir known for its Dal Lake and extensive Himalayan beauty. The whole city surrounded by dreamy surrounding, but due to heavy snowfall, winter in Kashmir is really special. The entire valley is covered with a blanket of snow.

Tourist Attractions:  Dal Lake, Gulmarg, Zanskar River, Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Trekking and Snow camping


A popular trekking destination with a blend of Tibetan and British culture. The scenic view of the Triund trek and Bhagsu Nath Waterfall push you for the more trekking experiences. Though the trek is covered with heavy snow during winters, the trekking is not that much tuff till its evening because, after sunset, it’s hard to walk on the stone and slippery paths. 

Tourist Attractions:  Triund, Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Dharamkot, Bhagsu Nath Temple, Dal Lake, Dhauladhar Ranges, Kangra Valley

North Sikkim

Plenty of lakes, cascading waterfalls, and spectacular views make this place unparalleled from others. The winter experience is unique in North Sikkim, being one of the uninhabited places of India, this destination has much to offer.

Tourist Attractions:  Gurudongmar Lake, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Lachen, Cholamu Lake, Thangu Valley


Auli is the perfect destination for an enthralling skiing adventure. It has skiing slopes that are 2500-3000 meters high. Also, you can indulge in snowy hills and vast forest surroundings. 

Tourist Attractions:  Gurso Bugyal, View Points, Kwani Bugyal, Trishul Peak, Chenab Lake, Rudraprayag

So choose the one you want to visit 🙂

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