Winter is the time when snow lovers can’t help but look for places where they can enjoy fresh snow and indulge in winter sports. If you too can’t get enough of the enchanting aura created by fresh snow, we suggest you visit Himachal Pradesh during December and January. This is the time of the year when most parts of the Himachal receive snowfall, covering the State’s mountainous landscapes with dazzling-white snow. Though there are many places to experience snow in Himachal Pradesh, we have listed the top five places you must consider visiting.
Winter is the best time to visit Mcleodganj as during this time you can enjoy paragliding and experience the real fun of winter close to Mother Nature. Also, on your visit to Mcleodganj don’t forget to trek in the mountainous terrain of Triund hills and enjoy the milky waterfall at Bhagsu. To fulfil your spiritual side, spin the prayer wheels at Kalachakra temple and enjoy the peaceful environment of Tsechokling Gompa.
Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station with scenic landscape and a reflection of imperial era. When travelling to Dalhousie, it is highly recommended to visit Panch Pulla, take a ride to Khajjiar, and rock climb. In Dalhousie, you will see one of the oldest churches in Himachal St. John Church. The place attracts hundreds of tourists from all around the world because of its peaceful environment and beautiful snow-capped landscape.
Khajjiar, also called the Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the 160 places in the world that offer tropical resemblance to Switzerland. This Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh is one of the best picnic spots for people travelling to Dalhousie. In addition, the Khajjiar Lake and Chamera lake add to the charm of this beautiful hill station.
Located about 6.6 kms away from Mcleodganj, Triund is a small hill in Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh. Triund is known for its trekking trail that involves inclined paths and steep climbs. Triund is not only a go-to destination for trekking but also offers a panoramic view of the Dhauladhars range. To add to the fun of trekking, hike a little further to the Kareri Lake, where you will also find several rock-cut caves to explore.
Manali, a high altitude resort town in the northern Himachal Pradesh, is a popular tourist destination among backpackers and honeymoon couples. Nestled on the bank of Beas river, the town is popular for skiing in Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati valley during winter. Another popular tourist attraction near Manali is Rohtang Pass that connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh.
The Way Forward
As there is a huge tourist rush during December and January in Himachal Pradesh, it is advisable to book your room in advance. Because chances are that you won’t find a place on arrival, during peak tourist season. If you are looking for a resort that not only offers comfort during cold winter nights, but also has various fun activities planned for you, Rakkh is your go-to option. Rakkh is a beautiful cottage nestled in the lap of Himalayas. If you book your ticket today, you can avail our special winter package that includes 3 days and 2 nights. So, what are you waiting for? Book your room with Rakkh today!