6 Places To Celebrate A White Christmas In India

Places To Celebrate White Christmas In India
by Suchismita Pal
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Come winter, we all love escaping to pristine landscapes wrapped in beautiful white snow. And why not, they give the best vibes of Christmas. As you witness the snowfall, Santa Claus might not come down to you on his sledge, but you can have a surreal experience for sure as his gift. Thankfully, India is home to many high-altitude hill stations that turn into wonderlands of snow in the winter months. So, which are the best places to celebrate a white Christmas in India? Here are 6 options:

1. Auli, Uttarakhand

This Himalayan paradise in Uttarakhand is dotted with oak and coniferous trees and offers views of the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat. In winter, all of them get blanketed with snow. You can enjoy a cable car ride over these snowy scapes from Joshimath to Auli. Why We Prefer Slopes of Auli For Skiing Over Alaska


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2. Kufri, Himachal

Kufri in Himachal Pradesh receives magnificent snowfall between mid-December and February. Located near Shimla, this quiet town will give you a serene experience in the mountains, far from the maddening crowd. During winters, temperatures at Kufri might fall as low as -5 degrees Celsius. 6 Insanely Beautiful Places Near Shimla Waiting To Be Discovered

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3. Patnitop, J&K

Patnitop lies in the Udhampur district of Jammu & Kashmir on the foothills of Pir Panjal Range. It is one of the most ideal winter destinations to witness the snow. The best months to enjoy snowfall at Patnitop are between December to February.


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4. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

One of the most picturesque destinations in the northeast, Tawang can be another haven for all those who love the snow. Tawang is a melting pot of rich culture, kaleidoscopic architecture and abundant natural beauty. The best months to witness snow here are from December to January end.

5. Lachung-Yumthang-Zero Point, Sikkim

North Sikkim is nothing short of a dreamy fairytale and this stretch from Lachung to Zero Point gets dressed in snow from December to around mid-March. The snow gets thicker beyond the Yumthang valley and the highest points get snowfall sometimes during the other months of the year too. To keep you warm in the stone-cold weather of zero point, locals offer a special cocktail by mixing brandy with coffee.


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6. Khajjiar, Himachal

Often called the Switzerland of India, Khajjair is a must-visit destination for snow buffs during winter. The vast snow-clad meadows here will wash your eyes of all the stresses and agonies. The pastoral hamlets, the small river and everything look spotless white here in the cold months. The best months to witness snowfall at Khajjair are from December to February.


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So, pull out your warm garments and head out to one of these white havens!


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