Who doesn't loves Snowfall? Its just magical to make a snowball and throw at someone, the experience can't be described in words, rather you need to experience this. If you too want a winter break with your spouse, then do consider these places, where you can witness snowfall and make most beautiful memories with your partner. Check this list out.
1) Yumthang Valley
Yumthang Valley or the Valley of flowers in situated in northern region of Sikkim. This is a stunning place where you can find snow throughout the year. Winter nights are freezing as this whole valley gets covered with snow during winter season. Do visit Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary as it features 24 species of Rhododendron. The valley in itself is beautiful, with the Lachung river flowing. 23km from Yumthang, there is a place called Zero point, this is the place where civilian roads end. The view at Zero point is absolutely stunning, you can find the snow-covered mountains, clean rivers, clear sky and the wild yaks grazing away. Do carry some extra-extra warm clothes with you as the winters are very harsh here. Trust me a visit to Yumthang valley with your spouse will truly be a "paisa vasool" trip.
Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination located in Pir Panjal Range and is absolutely breathtaking during winters. The temperatures drop to -9 degree celsius during winters making this place one of the best destinations for couples to experience live snowfall. Once you reach Gulmarg, it will be like a heavenly feeling but do carry warm clothes consisting of thermals, heavy woolens and a windproof warm jacket especially if you are visiting during winters. Things to do at Gulmarg are-
- Experience skiing
- Visit Alpather Lake
- Enjoy Kahwa and wazwan
- Gondola ride- observe the scenic beauty. Phase 2 has an amazing view. Wear atleast 2-3 layers of warm clothes.
- Visit Strawberry Valley
About 65kms from Shimla, Narkanda is a town in Himachal Pradesh. This place offers you a chance to witness live snowfall, indulge in winter sports and skiing. It is a very peaceful place, stay in a cosy hotel and enjoy view of mountains covered with snow. Narkanda is as good as any international winter destination and a stay here with your spouse will not disappoint you! Main attractions here are - Hatu Mandir, Hatu Peak, Stokes farm and Sunset Point which one can cover during the trip.
Khajjiar, often known as mini switzerland of India, is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh, just 20 kms away from Dalhousie. This place receives heavy snowfall in December & January and is a perfect destination for couples who are looking for vacation in the abode of snow. Make a plan to cover both Dalhousie & Khajjiar together for a short winter vacation. Don't forget to visit Kalatop Wildlife sanctuary, an amazing spot for trekking, nature walk and have some garma garam pakodas at their canteen.
The snowfall has already started in Tawang and has covered every inch of this hill station. In Tawang, snowfall starts from November and lasts till May. Best places to visit here are Tawang Monastery, Nuranang falls, Madhuri Lake and the Sela Pass. During winters roads get blocked due to heavy snowfall, so please contact travel agencies to know about the weather conditions there.
Do let me know if you already have been to these places with your better half or if you have any other recommendation to include in this list. For more such updates, follow us on Instagram and if you are looking for Vacation T-Shirts for couple and families, do check our Vacay Mode Couple Hoodie .