Top Ten Snow Places in India - EDU

Top Ten Snow Places in India

 Pahalgam – Jammu and Kashmir


Pahalgam is a small town located in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. A major destination where snow skiing is undertaken heavily, the place is very popular among all the regions of western Himalayas. The added availability of breathtaking views makes the place a favorite with trekkers and skiers alike. The best time to visit is in the months from December to March, when the snow is nice and thick. There is also ample options for accommodation due to high rush of tourists.

  Gulmarg – Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg is a nice little place in the Baramla district of Jammu and Kashmir. Popularly known as the “Heartland of winter sports like skiing in India” the place is the 7th best skiing destination of Asia. Gulmarg also has the famous “Gulmarg Gondola” which is the highest cable car in the whole world. The best time to visit the region is during the months of December to March. Skiing expeditions are enjoyed very nicely and thus make sure to get to gulmarg this year with your whole gang of family and friends.

 Solang Nala – Himachal Pradesh

 Solang nala is a famous valley in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. The place is famous for conducting many types of winter games, especially skiing. There are many tournaments organized as well as workshops held for teaching amateurs the basics of skiing. Other summer games that are popular here are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing. One can visit the area in any month because the steady trickle of visitors keep the place always alive. For ski lovers, make sure to visit solang valley this season

Narkanda Himachal Pradesh

Narkanda is a small little town in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh, which is famous for its abundance of snow and thus very popular for skiing.  Narkanda actually doubles up as a skiing resort in the winters.
There is lush apple cultivation in the place, thus the steady stream of visitors and skiers are kept amused and engaged throughout. The best time to visit the place is in the winters, when the snow has formed very nicely over the slopes, ensuring a nice skiing experience.

 Manali – Himachal  Pradesh

 Manali is a very beautiful town situated in the Himachal Pradesh. It is a very magnificent hill station that is very popular with the citizens of India. Ample snow formations and beautiful slopes make the place a heavenly location for skiing in the winters. Every visitor to manali must definitely try out skiing. There are many guides and professional skiers who would help out in taking the first steps in snow skiing. The availability of many good ski slopes in the nearby Solang Valley also keeps the skiers happy. The best time to visit the place for skiing is from January to February.

     Auli – Uttaranchal

Auli is a favorite skiing destination for many just because of its awesome slopes, the beautiful glittering slopes as well as the nice clean environment. Located some 250 kms away from Rishikesh, the place is almost like heaven on earth, and most visitors to the place would agree with this fact. Situated high up on the Garhwal Hills, Auli is a must visit destination if skiing, or learning to ski is your passion. The slopes are located at an altitude of almost 2500 to 3000 m. thus, quite a nice way to start on your skiing expeditions.

    Dayara Bugyal – Uttarakhand

 Dayara Bugyal is one of the most picturesque skiing spots of Uttarakhand. There are lush slopes, dotted with vast expanse of beautiful alpine grasslands. The breathtaking views of the surrounding snow covered gigantic Himalayan peaks; make for an awesome summer retreat. However, Dayara Bugyal has also has the beautiful lake of Barnala Tal in its midst, which is a famous camping site for most trekkers and visitors to the area. Ski away and enjoy to the fullest to your hearts content on the most awesome slopes of Dayara Bugyal.

   Kufri – Himachal Pradesh

Kufri is a quaint little region of Himachal Pradesh that sees a lot of tourist crowds, comprising mainly of skiers from all over India. The ideal time for skiing in this region is from the months of November to February. The winters cover the area with a nice white sheet of snow and thus the beauty of the scenery is just breathtakingly beautiful. The tall deodars and the green pines look regal.  The winter sport of snow skiing on Kufri’s undulating slopes is just amazingly refreshing.


Patnitop is a stopover on the Jammu - Srinagar route and in winter it becomes a standalone destination where visitors from nearby areas (e.g. Jammu about 120 kms) come over for a bit of fun in the snow.

  Mundali – Uttaranchal

 Mundali is another of the famous places, located in the district of Dehradun. Mundali has a thick cluster of the choicest dense forests, but this does not deter the skiers from enjoying a nice sport of skiing every year. One can get a nice view of the snow capped Himalayas from the slopes of Mundali and thus there is a great rush of visitors and tourists almost the whole year round in Mundali.

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