Snowy Travel Destinations of India

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Snowy Travel Destinations of India

The country of India is home to various kinds of topography. The country has mountains, beaches, desert, plateatues, islands. The varying topography across the varying climatic conditions has given birth to several kinds of destinations in the country. There are all kinds of destinations that can be visited in the country. The snow destinations are some of the most popular places to visit in the travel world. The snowy places have always been of interest to the population. The snow places experience a large footfall of tourists every year. The scenic vistas and the alluring landscapes add to the attractive quotient of snowy destinations. The other thing that attracts people is the varying amount of adventure activities that can be done in these locations.

The various snowy destinations that one can visit in the country of India includes:

  • Leh Ladakh

The union territory of Leh Ladakh turns into a snow heaven during the winter season. The winters are the perfect time to enjoy snow and the aesthetic beauty of Leh Ladakh. The most famous adventure activity that happens in Leh Ladakh during this season is the Chadar trek. The trek happens across the frozen Zanskar River. The temperature drops real low during the winters which makes the trip to Leh Ladakh even more exciting and thrilling. The entire valley is covered in a blanket of snow and the vistas come more alive during the winters. The beauty of Leh Ladakh heightens as the river and lakes freeze creating a surreal environment all around. There are two major highways connecting to Leh, one originating from Srignar and the other one from Manali. The other way to reach Leh Ladakh is by flying to the airport at Leh.

  • Katao, Sikkim

The hill station of Katao is located around 144 kilometers from the capital city of Gangtok. This offbeat destination is one of most popular destinations for spending a day in the Indian state of Sikkim. Being at a close proximity to the capital city Katao is a famous getaway destination. The bewitching beauty of Katao is bound to make its visitors speechless as they walk through the town. The heavenly scenery, alluring landscapes,  natural vegetation, snow covered mountains all add to the appeal factor of the town. There are various kinds of adventure activities that can be done at the majestic mount Katao such as  skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. The best time to visit Katao is during the months from March to June and from December to February.

  • Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The town of Tawang is located at a height of  3,048 metres (10,000 ft) in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. This is a small and exquisite town which makes it an offbeat destination for holidays. Tawang is home to some of the most important monasteries as well as bhuddiest learning centres. The most famous monastery of the town is Tawang monastery. The town is also the birthplace of the 6th Dalali Lama. Due to this reason, the town of Tawang is one of the most sacred places for buddhists. The natural beauty and the serenity of Tawang wraps around the visitors in a comfortable and warm blanket. The Tipi orchid sanctuary is another one of the major attractions of the town of Tawang.

  • Almora, Uttrakhand

The hill station of Almora is considered as one of the most picturesque destinations in the country. Almora is spread over an area of 5 kilometer ridge on the Kashyap hills at an altitude of 1,638 meters above sea level. The pine forests, alpine meadows, rich heritage, exoctic wildlife, mouth watering cuisines, and traditional handicrafts all come together from the hill station of Almora. The best part about the town of Almora is the scenic view of the great himalayan range. Almora can be best described as the age old heritage town located among the mighty himalayas. The historically illustrious cultural heritage as well as unique & artistic handicrafts of Almora earned the town the tagline of being the cultural capital of Kumaon.

The list mentioned above gives a sneak peek into the various snow destinations that one can visit for holidays in India. Holidaying in snowy places is some of the most delightful experiences of life.