Best hill stations near Delhi to experience snow
Who does not love to play in the snow, making snow angels and a snowman? The Himalayan region of India is blessed with so many beautiful hill stations where you can witness and experience snowfall. With the winding streets of the mountains and peaks peaking at you in every turn, a trip to the mountains is always a sight for sore eyes. From Delhi, there are so many beautiful hill stations to visit in the neighboring states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
If we list all the beautiful destinations to visit in Uttarakhand, the list will never end. Such is the beauty of this State. The capital city of Dehradun is very well connected to all the hill stations. Book licensed Delhi to Dehradun cabs with trained chauffeurs and watch as you slowly leave behind the crowded city and enter into the majestic mountain landscape.
Mussoorie, the Queen of Hills
Aptly called as queen of hills, Mussoorie is a picturesque hill station located at the foothills of Garhwal range. Close to this is Kanatal and Dhanaulti, which also deserves your attention. Get your gang and gear up for some fun snow fights. Take a walk through the woods or head to the Snow Adventure Zone for the experience of a lifetime.
The evergreen Nainital
Though Nainital is an evergreen tourist location, it is entirely white in the winters. The view of the Himalayan ranges from the Snow Viewpoint is just mind-blowing. The pristine Nainital Lake beats that only by a close margin, or does it? Every corner here is so beautiful that you will not be able to pick your favorite.
Dazzling town of Auli
Auli is a smaller town compared to the above two places but is no less in providing snow-tertainment. The 360-degree view of the Himalayas from here cannot be described in words; you have to see it for yourself. Make sure you do not miss riding in Auli Ropeway when you are here to get a hawk-eye view of this small town covered in glistening snow.
Just above the stunning State of Uttarakhand is Himachal Pradesh, which offers equal, if not more scenic snow-clad destinations for you. All of these locations are worthy of being your bucket list of ‘Places to visit before I die.’
The best duo of Manali and Rohtang Pass
Skiing, snowboarding, paragliding, and name any other snow adventure you can think of, it is all there in Manali. The landscapes you can see here will make your jaw drop. You can sit in the cozy cafes here and forget all your worries by just looking at these landscapes. Go with your people and make some ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ moments for yourself.
Dalhousie, Mini-Switzerland of India
If you have dreamt about visiting Switzerland someday, head to Dalhousie. It is very similar to Switzerland and much more pocket-friendly. Flying (more precisely paragliding) over this stunning town blanketed by snow, is like being in a magical land. Even the temples and churches here take on a new vibe when covered in snow. Make sure to visit Dalhousie’s twin, Khajjiar, too, when you are here.
Shimla, the summer capital of British India
When the British could not bear the heat of Delhi in summer, this is where they decided to camp. When you see this place for yourself, you cannot but appreciate their taste. Toy train, ice skating on the Ridge, a nice evening walk on the Mall Road, and skiing in Kufri are some of the things you absolutely cannot miss when you visit Shimla. Nothing beats a road trip to Shimla from Delhi. Relieve yourself from having to drive that long and book reliable and top-rated Delhi to Shimla cabs. You will not regret it!
The Harmonious McLeod Ganj
If you ready to go the extra mile to have your breath taken away by gorgeous views, McLeod Ganj is your place. Triund, the crown jewel of Dharamshala, is located here. Home to the Tibetian government in exile, you can see a harmonious blend of Indian and Tibetian culture in this place. Apart from viewpoints that offer some insane views, the Tibetan market, Tibetan Institute of martial arts, and Tibetan monasteries are must-visits to learn more about the culture here.
While you are excited about booking your tickets for these places, do not forget your winter essentials. The last thing we want is to get sick and missing out on all the snowy fun. Thermal inner-wear, sweaters, and gloves will be your life-savior here.
Pro tip: Plan all those perfect snow pictures you want to take beforehand so that you do not forget them in the excitement. Also, do not forget the carrot for the snowman’s nose!