Season of Snow | 7 Best Places to Vacation in December in India
Winters bring a unique comfort with them. Being curled up in your blanket while seeping tea or coffee is a cozy and cherishable feeling. But that’s not what the winters are all about. If you are ready to get out of your cozy room and explore the spectacular views of snowfall that you must have noticed in some calendar in your lifetime, then you are at the right place as here you will get to know about the best snowfall places in India.
Snow is a wonderful phenomenon of nature appending to the charm of nature. For adventure enthusiasts, the snowfall region offers skiing, skating, and other adventure sports in the winter season. Even if you are not into adventure sports, then you can always cherish the beauty of snow-capped mountains and see a snowman melting for you (Aww, Olaf!).
By now if we have convinced you to visit a snowy region of India then check out our list of Best Places to Vacation in December in India.
1 Pahalgam and Gulmarg – Nature with Snow Carpet
2 Leh Ladakh – The Biker’s Heaven
3 Auli – Valley of Oaks
4 Lava – An Offbeat Place
5 Roopkund – Land of Mysterious Lake
6 Tawang – Biggest Monastery of India
7 Shimla – Queen of Hills
#1 Pahalgam and Gulmarg – Nature with Snow Carpet
Also known as mini Switzerland, Pahalgam and Gulmarg get covered with snow envelope in December and January. The distance between Pahalgam and Gulmarg extends to around 140 km. Located on the western Himalayas, Pahalgam and Gulmarg are surely the best places to travel in December. Titled as the Heartland of winter sports, the location is one of the top ski destinations and is visited by thousands of adventure enthusiasts every year. It won’t be wrong to say that in winters these two places become snowy wonderland whose beauty can not be described in words.
#2 Leh Ladakh – The Biker’s Heaven
If you are a bike rider then Leh Ladakh is the right hill station for you. The arid desert landscape filled with the cold air is what calls the bikers over and over again. If you are not a biker but want to travel Leh Ladakh, then don’t worry as AbhiBus will be your traveling partner. You can check the routes to Leh Ladakh here. Leh Ladakh is the best place to travel in December on a budget as the place is filled with economical accommodation. To enjoy Leh at its best you can visit Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso Lake Leh where you can witness the glowing white snowfall in the months of November and December. Also, one of the must-visit places is Shanti Stupa where you can experience the serenity and tranquility.
#3 Auli – Valley of Oaks
Located in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Auli is renowned for its extreme beauty and beautiful old oaks. The beauty of this small town will make you feel like you are living an episode of fairy tale, surrounded by apple orchards and picturesque views of Nanda Devi mountains. Along with nature lovers, the town attracts adventure enthusiasts as well offering numerous activities such as skiing and ropeway. And for our dear nature lovers, Auli has birding tours, camping, food tours and snow-capped mountains to keep you engaged.
#4 Lava – An Offbeat Place
Lava is a small village located in West Bengal surrounded by lush green forests and one of the few regions of West Bengal experiencing snow. The main attraction of Lava is the Lava Monastery. Along with this, the small village has a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts as well in form of Neora Valley National Park. This offbeat place is a paradise covered with lush snow trees. You can experience the charismatic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga here. Apart from hiking, skiing, and snowboarding, you also have an amazing opportunity to go bird watching as the place is blessed with innumerable colorful birds.
#5 Roopkund – Land of Mysterious Lake
Roopkund is a trekker’s paradise due to the presence of deep virgin forests and breath-taking campsites. Along with this, there is a Roopkund Lake located at an altitude of 5000 meters which has an unusual claim to glory. In the summers, when the frosted lake melts, several skeletons of human bodies are found in the lake. The unanswered question is that from where these skeletons came? The presence of the mysterious lake has not affected the popularity of Roopkund as thousands of travelers visit here every year making it one of the best places to vacation in December. Along with this, the place is blessed with a religious festival – Nanda Devi Raj Jat which is celebrated every twelve years.
#6 Tawang – Biggest Monastery of India
If you are fascinated by Buddhism then Tawang is a must-visit place for you as here you will find the second largest monastery in the world and biggest monastery of India – Tawang Monastery. This place holds extreme importance in Buddhism as it is the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. Along with this, travelers visit Sela Pass, Bong Bong Waterfall, and Sangetsar Lake. The place is filled with tranquility serving as a perfect getaway to the ones looking for peace. The astonishing picturesque snow carpet is another factor making it the best place to visit in December with family. Plan a visit to Tawang now and check out the travel routes here.
#7 Shimla – Queen of Hills
The list of the best place to travel in December is incomplete without mentioning – Shimla, the Queen of Hills. In summers, Shimla serves as a place of relief to people of neighboring states but in winters this region gets decently covered by snow and looks absolutely amazing. If you are wondering what is the best time to visit Shimla? The answer is after mid of December when the mall road is beautifully decorated with Christmas ornaments. Using the right words, Shimla doesn’t look less than a fairyland in the month of December and the best place to end your year.
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This was our ultimate list of the best snowfall places in India. We hope this would help you in planning your vacation. So pick out one of the above mentioned best places to visit in December, Pack your bags with warm sweaters and coats and wave goodbye to year 2020 with style.