Winter is a beautiful time of the year to travel. With the holiday season coming around and families making plans for a reunion, it’s the most magical time of the year.

When families plan vacations around these beautiful winter times, they turn out to be even more memorable. Here is a list of 20 most stunning places to add to your travel bucket list when you are planning on making a winter vacation to India.

These winter destinations in India are perfect for newly weds if you are planning your honeymoon as well. If you love snow these are the must see tourist places to travel to before going to any other country!

1. Chadar Trek, Ladakh

Chadar Trek, LadakhLadakh’s magical charm and beauty have always captivated Ladakh. Be it the tall snow mountains, azure lakes, picturesque valleys keeps attracting visitors. Thousands of people are allured with the trekking spots here. Chadar Trek is the most famous treks in the world and even the most challenging trekking spot.

2. Manali

Manali is a year round magnetic place. Travelers come to hang out in this place for trekking, climbing, rafting and skiing. Peaks of Himalayan and silent rivers are the best things to see at Manali.


3. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
The beauty of Tawang catches the eyes with the astonishing monasteries. Tawang is extremely popular for the Buddhists. Stunning sanctuaries of Tawang are also listed in the ideal destination. The place stands out with its variety dishes.


4. Sonmarg, Kashmir

Sonmarg, Kashmir
Tourists flock to this hill resort in heavy numbers. Flowers and lakes enchant the beauty. Serene look of Gadsar lake showers beauty catching the eyes. Glacier has its own charm forcing people to come again and again.

5. Dalhousie


With its mountain views and valleys, Dalhousie is another coolest option for vacation.You can experience sudden shut to noise and pollution.


6. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

The name ‘Munsiyari’ means ‘a place with snow’. A small village with an awe-inspiring beauty has an adventurous spot too. The village is often seen romancing with beautiful serene beauty.


7. Patnitop


With endless meadows and snow-capped peaks, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature. Along with the widespread beauty, it is also a place to enjoy paragliding base, golf courses. This will surely prove a memorable experience.


8. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

You should not miss this place. It is known as ‘Switzerland of India’, the grassy landscape and the cedar trees makes the vision perfect. Activities like horse riding, zorbing can be enjoyed here.


9. Almora, Uttarakhand

Almora, Uttarakhand

The popular hill station of Uttarakhand stays outstanding with its scenic beauty and charming weather. Nature lovers and adventure lovers can enjoy the place at its maximum. The chilly winter months drag many tourists to this place.


10. Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley

Though it is one of the most unexplored destinations in Himachal Pradesh, the place is known for its untouched natural beauty. A sample of fascinating culture and a variety of cuisine stays different from rest of the world. The view of mountains, clear waters attracts the eyes and monasteries rejuvenate the mind.


11. Gulmarg, Kashmir

Gulmarg, Kashmir

This place is well known for delivering the best skiing experience to the tourists. The place has a promising beauty that will keep the camera busy. The long-run skiing and snowboarding have to be tried at least once here.


12. Auli


The glittering slopes, apple orchards, oaks, and deodars sharpen the beauty of this place. There are numerous sports to be explored. Auli is covered with artificial snow throughout the year and hence skiing can be enjoyed anytime you want.


13. Roopkund, Uttarakhand

Roopkund, Uttarakhand

Trekking in Roopkund is a must do. Deep gurgling brooks, meadows, awesome campsites excites trekking. This picture perfect place has deep forest and India’s most beautiful high altitude meadows. The utter peace experienced at this place is delightful.


14. Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim

Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim

Tsomgo lake is also known as Changu Lake. These glacial lakes are one of the few and awesome high altitude lakes in India. The lake looks more attractive with the reflections of surrounding hills.


15. Shimla


‘Queen of Hills’, Shimla is one of the best places to witness snow. Winters covers the hills with snows, makes the place more attractive. Enjoying a heritage walk is a pleasant experience in Shimla.


16. Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

It is an ideal place who wants to relax in an undisturbed location. There are plenty of options for tourists like meditation, skiing, and trekking.


17. Nainital


Nainital with its beautiful exotic scenery has impressed tourists from all over the world. It is a hill surrounded by Kumaon Hills. The place is considered to be the favorite honeymoon destination for couples. The serene beauty makes the place winning. Some popular engagements around Nainital are its lake, horse riding, trekking, and yachting.


18. Rohtang La

Rohtang La

It is a spotlighted place in the journey of Manali to Lahaul and Ladakh. The place is famous for its beautiful peaks, valleys, and glaciers. Trekking can be fun here.


19. Prashar Lake, Himachal Pradesh

Prashar Lake, Himachal Pradesh

The blue water lake is surrounded by Dhauladhar ranges. A secretive lake in the Mandi district is followed by charming trail throughout a forest. The natural beauty of the Prashar lake makes the place perfect for a family trek.


20. Gangtok


The uniqueness in beauty and colorful tradition influence tourist minds. Gangtok meaning ‘hill-top’ can be listed in the top beautiful hill stations in the country. The abundance of natural attractions like Tsomgo lake, Banjhakri Falls viewpoints draws tourists naturally towards it. Plenty of interesting things can be done here like river rafting, ropeway cable rides, paragliding and to attend International flower festival.

Check out this video for the Most Beautiful Winter Destinations In India


These photos will give you major travel goals. If you haven’t already, start doing some research on the places you want to visit this winter and get your bags packed!

Which of these places are you planning to visit first? Let me know in comments below

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