Christmas not only beckons celebrations but also vacations! And it gets merrier when it’s a white Christmas. Don’t you agree? While you can’t enjoy a white Christmas all over India, there are quite a few destinations where you can head to this December to celebrate a snowy Christmas. We list out our favourite destinations in India where one can play in the snow on Christmas Day!
Manali, Himachal Pradesh: Manali in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India – a favourite among all types of travellers. It is known as the hub of adventure activities. What’s more, it’s also home to a mountaineering institute, where you can enrol for courses in skiing, trekking and mountaineering. There are several one-day treks around Manali. If you want a bird’s eye view of this hill town, you must try paragliding at Rohtang Pass. The hot water springs around Manali will surprise you in the otherwise snowclad region!
Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir: If you want to spend a magical Christmas, there’s no place better than Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, the heaven on earth. Gulmarg literally means “a meadow of flowers”. We must mention that this hill town is known for having the world’s highest Gondola, the highest cable car at almost 13,000 ft above sea level. A skiing or a snowboarding trip is a must in Gulmarg. Even if you don’t like adventure activities, the breathtaking views in Gulmarg are totally worth the trip!
Kufri, Himachal Pradesh: Kufri is a picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It’s a popular destination among trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts. While a visit to the Himalayan wildlife zoo should certainly be on the cards when in Kufri, you must also try hiking to Mahasu Peak, the highest peak in Kufri.
Auli, Uttarakhand: Auli in Uttarakhand is a known ski destination. The slopes where one can ski in Auli are amongst the best ones in the world. Adventure enthusiasts can also try paragliding here. Covered with oak and coniferous forests, the slopes of Auli are quite a sight during winters. This hill resort is also known to offer an amazing view of the snow covered mountains surrounding it, which includes peaks like Kamet and Nanda Devi.
Solang, Himachal Pradesh: A side valley atop the Kullu valley, Solang in Himachal Pradesh is known for its adventure sports, which include parachuting, paragliding, zorbing and skating. While zorbing is a summer activity, you can enjoy skiing in Solang during Christmas time. The scenic beauty of Solang Valley will leave you mesmerised.
So now, you can choose your pick from one of these destinations to spend a wonderful white Christmas in India. Well, you will agree that everyone enjoys travelling. But quite often, while going with the flow, we forget about being prepared emergencies while on a vacation. What are we talking about you ask? A Travel Insurance policy will let you leave all your worries at home when you set off for a vacation.