Himachal Pradesh is known for its scenic splendor during the winters. It is a very tourist-friendly place as it attracts people from all over the world. Listed below are a few places to visit in Himachal during the winters.
The state of Himachal Pradesh is a display of snow-clad mountains, hill stations, lakes, fields, orchards, and cascading streams. During the winters, there is a huge temperature drop. The state is wrapped in a blanket of snow and the places there turn into hubs for tourists with different activities and beautiful views. Grab on your winter attires and get started to these must-visit places of Himachal as the winters set in!
The resemblance is uncanny when they call Khajjiar the mini Switzerland of India. This beautiful hill station lies on the way to Dalhousie and is a primary attraction for tourists during the winters. The pretty view of the lakes alongside the unique snowfall and the cottages aligned together, adds a winter special charm.
Komic is Asia's highest village connected with a motorable road. Located at a height of 18000 feet above sea level, Komic is set amidst stunning mountains and is surrounded by monasteries. The locals host many festivals and you can witness lamas performing a mask dance. Enjoy the panoramic view of this place surrounded by lush green meadows.
Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, turns into a magical-snowy land during the winter. The winter has in store plenty of things for tourists to do - strolls at the Ridge road, winter carnival fest, toy train rides, ice skating, forest camping, paragliding, and many such activities. Soak in the beauty of this mini-Narnia.
Narkanda is surrounded by woodlands and thick forests. It connects to Thanedar which is the apple belt of Himachal and is known as the 'Gateway to Apple Country'. Narkanda is famous for its winter sports activities like skiing or angling. The scenic views of the snow-clad mountains during the winters call for tourists.
Tosh is a small village located at the end of Parvati valley. Since it doesn't attract many tourists, it is a great place for a quiet vacation amidst nature. Music nights at the valley near Tosh give you a memorable experience with the amazing weather and people from all over the world dancing to the EDM beats.
6. Solang Valley
A popular hub for winter sports activities, Solang valley looks stunning during the winters with the snow-clad mountains. The major sources of attraction here are activities like skiing, horse riding, jeep rides, snow photoshoots dressed in Himachali traditional attires.
Kufri is the snow paradise of Himachal Pradesh and is the perfect spot for tourists during winters. A fun-filled hill station filled with parks that have snow-leopards, barking deers, brown bears, and musk deers. The Kufri fun world is an amusement park that attracts tourists. The Mahasu peak is the highest peak of Kufri and it gives a unique experience.
Kheerganga is a top tourist destination of Himachal during the winters. It is believed that the Hindu God Shiva meditated in this very place as the Holy Ganges flowed from the Himalayas. Known for its hot springs and trekking activities, Kheerganga gives quite the competition to Shimla.
Manali is a popular destination of Himachal during the winters. The Manali winter carnivals that take place in January and February are worth a visit. The hill station gets covered in ice and snow completely during the winters and the sight you behold makes you feel like you are a part of a movie.
10. Parashar Lake
Snow camping in Parashar Lake is an experience like no other. Camping in the laps of the Himalayas beside this quaint lake is thrilling. The trail leading to Parashar lake is decked up with lush greenery and flowers. The ideal time for camping in this place is between December - March.
So which all places in Himachal are you visiting in winters?