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The Best Places To Witness Snowfall In February In India

01 May 2023 05:57 PM
The Best Places To Witness Snowfall In February In India

Watching the snow falling ata slow pace and playing with the fresh snow in hill stations remain the dream of many tourists.

February is undoubtedly a favourable time for snowfall in the high-altitude regions of India. The following list has some of the best winter destinations in India that remain covered with a sheet of white snow throughout the winter.

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1. Manali

Manali in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. This place receives heavy snowfall during the month of February which makes it one of the best hill stations in India to visit in winter to see snow.

  • Things to Carry: Heavy woollen clothes including sweaters, jackets, socks, mufflers and snow-proof shoes.
  • Nearby Destinations: The passes remain closed during this time. You can explore Kullu Valley, Manikaran, etc.
  • Things to Do: Skiing, snowboarding, sledging, etc.

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2. Mussoorie

Famous for its Colonial Houses and beautiful nature, Mussoorie is primarily a summer destination for Indians. However, adventure enthusiasts also find this place equally enchanting during the winter months when the entire place gets the fresh cover of snow.

  • Things to Carry: Padded jackets that can withstand chilly wind and sub-zero temperature, woollen socks, and snow trek shoes. 
  • Nearby Destinations: Dhanaulti, Landour, etc.
  • Things to Do: Ziplining, Lal Tibba Trekking, Enjoying Gunhill Ropeway, etc.

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3. Shimla

Shimla is another popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh that attracts thousands of tourists every year. If you are looking for the best places to see snowfall in India, this place can be a pocket-friendly alternative. Shimla has accommodations matching all types of budgets. From 5-star luxury resorts to humble accommodations, you will find something fitting your requirements here.

  • Things to Carry: Waterproof jackets, body warmers, heavy woollens, gloves, etc.
  • Nearby Destinations: Kufri, Jibhi, Manali, etc.
  • Things to Do: Ice skating, forest camping, toy train ride, etc.

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4. Gulmarg

Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir is heaven for snow lovers. The entire area remains covered with a thick sheet of snow in February as snowing starts around the month of November in this region. In February, the temperature often subsides below zero degrees causing heavy snowfall. Therefore, it is indeed one of the top 5 places to see snowfall in February in India.

  • Things to Carry: Heavy woollens, Jackets, socks, gloves, shawls, etc.
  • Nearby Destinations: Srinagar, Son Marg, etc.
  • Things to Do: Ice skating, skiing, pony ride, Gondola Ride If the weather is clear and the service is available, etc.

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5. Dhanaulti

A few miles away from Mussoorie’s hustle and bustle, Dhanaulti is a serene hill station for peace-loving people. In February, this place often receives moderate to heavy snowfall which you may witness if you plan a short trip to this hill station in winter.

  • Things to Carry: Heavy woollen garments including sweaters, jackets, socks, gloves, etc.
  • Nearby Destinations: Mussoorie, Landour, etc.
  • Things to Do: Walking down the slopes of the hill, spending peaceful moments watching the snowfall, etc. 

6. Auli

For experiencing advanced-level skiing in India in winter, Auli remains the best destination. This small town in Uttarakhand remains abuzz with tourists throughout the winter months. The footfall remains the highest in February and February for snow.

  • Things to Carry: snow-proof jacket and shoes, heavy woollen caps, sweaters, socks, mufflers, gloves, etc.
  • Nearby Destinations: Joshimath, the nearby temples, etc.
  • Things to Do: Skiing, skating, snowboarding, etc.

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7. Lambasingi

Lambasingi is indeed a unique hill station in India as it is the only one in South India to receive snowfall. Generally, in the morning, from 4 am to 9 am, the temperature falls below zero degrees and snowfall takes place.

  • Things to Carry: Sweaters, jackets, waterproof shoes, gloves, etc.
  • Nearby Destinations: Vizag, Araku, Kothapalli Waterfalls, etc.
  • Things to Do: Camping, walking, spending idle hours watching the beautiful nature, etc.

All the destinations mentioned above remain snow-clad throughout the winter months. However, February is the best time to visit these places as the probability of snowing remains the highest this month.

To watch the spectacular view of feather-weight snowflakes falling on the ground like raindrops, book your accommodation in any of these places for a few days in February.

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8. FAQ

Is travelling to places with kids to see snowfall safe?

It is absolutely safe to take kids to colder destinations in winter. However, it is always wiser to consult a doctor before taking babies to high-altitude places. If the child has any health issues, the doctor would suggest the best course of action. Otherwise, taking kids to places where snowing takes place is not dangerous. 

Which place has the highest possibility of snowfall in February in India?

Many places located inhigh-altitude areas receive moderate to heavy snowfall in the month of February. Especially the hill stations located in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, etc., get covered with a pristine white blanket of snow right after the first snowfall. Manali, Shimla, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Auli, and Munsiyari are a few such places.

Is February an ideal time to see snowfall in India?

If you are looking for places to see snow in India in February, it is one of the best months to do so. Most of the high-altitude places in India receive varying volumes of snowfall in February.

Author Bio

Pradeep Dharmapalan
Storyteller, Cinema writer
Pradeep Dharmapalan is a traveller since he was toddler, initially with his itinerant parents and then on his own. He has lived in and travelled to several places around the globe. With close to six decades of wandering now under his belt, his journey of discovery and rediscovery continues, as he assiduously pursues his manifold interests.

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