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Top 7 Snowfall Destinations in North East India Which Will Blow Your Heart Away

Life seems like a barren field when the chaos of the city life captures your soul. To make it free from the clutches of chaos, the healing touch of nature, the refreshing vibes of mountains, the delightful adventures which elevates the spirit and sometimes the touch of gorgeous snowflakes will add fuel to the vehicle of boring life.

If it’s winter, it is universally acknowledged that a wanderer spirit is definitely in a search of a snowfall destination and soothing picturesque locations with lots of fun-filled activities. There are plenty of places in India, especially North India where you can enjoy snowfall in winters but North East India always remains unexplored as the hype of other states like Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal takes all the credit for best snow destinations in India. North East India is dotted with breath taking snow-capped mountains and snowy picturesque destinations. If you consider North East India for your snow winter holidays, you will never be able to forget its alluring landscapes for a long-long time and give this region its due recognition.

So, that is the reason why we are here to update you about the top 7 best snowfall destinations to visit in North East India.

  • Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Sandakphu, Darjeeling
  • Nathu La Pass, Sikkim
  • Mechuka Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Lachung and Lachen, North Sikkim
  • Katao, Sikkim
  • Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

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Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh

Bomdila Snow Tourist Destination in Arunachal Pradesh

Perhaps in your dreams you have seen a place where nature dances at its full rhythm and the chilled breeze, the setting of the glittery glamour of snow, tiny tribal villages, makes you in the hum of quietness slowly falling into a trance. Such a place exists in real life. Bomdila, the headquarters of West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh will give you Goosebumps with its extremely gorgeous landscapes. It is one of the best Snowfall destinations to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. Set amongst the mighty Himalayas, it offers the most beautiful trekking trails in Arunachal Pradesh. During Winters Bomdila is decked in snow, the snow-capped Kangte and Gorichen Peaks cast a spell in the eyes of the viewer. If you love peace and the silence of nature, Bomdila is a perfect place to be in. Away from the hustle and bustle of cities, this place is not known to many wanderers. The surreal landscapes and breath-taking vibe will surely make you fall in love with this place.

Things to See in Bomdila

If you are visiting here during winter then you must visit the serene and soothing Bomdila Monastery, Gentse Garden Rabgyel Ling Monastery, mesmerising Bomdila viewpoint, delightful Bomdila Ethnographic Museum, the Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary and enchanting Apple Orchards to make your winter holidays the most memorable one.

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Sandakphu, Darjeeling

Sandakphu Tourist Destination in Darjeeling West Bengal

Known as Trekker’s paradise, Sandakphu is solace for adventure lovers. During winter the snowfall of Sandakphu will melt your heart and seduce your eyes and senses. If you want to see the best views of Himalayan ranges then there is no better place than Sandakphu. It is the highest peak of West Bengal, receiving heavy snowfall towards the end of the December month. Not all the places in Darjeeling witness snowfall. Places like Mal Road and Chowrasta receive snowfall but if you want to elevate your spirit, Sandakphu is absolutely the best snowfall place to visit in North East India. Apart from that, the beautiful town of Darjeeling with its enchanting valleys and hills will make your winter holidays in North East India very exciting.

Things to Do in Sandakphu

  • Blissful Teesta River offers great opportunities for water adventure sports.
  • Mesmerising trekking trails around Bikeybhanjan, Chitrey and Maneybhanjang will refresh your senses.

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Nathu La Pass, Sikkim

Nathu La Pass Snow Tourist Place in Sikkim

You should not miss Nathu La Pass if you are a snow lover. It is one of the most beautiful and highest motorable roads in Sikkim. This mountain pass in the gorgeous Himalayan Peaks is a joining point of Sikkim and China. The surreal Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrimage sites, beautiful alpine flora all around, the most alluring view of Chumbi Valley and Mt Chomolhari makes it a heaven for nature lovers. During winters, the breath-taking glittery snow and snowy picturesque mountains, makes this place one of the most preferred and favourite destinations to explore in winters amongst snow lovers in Sikkim.

Top Things to Do

  • Tsomgo glacial Lake and Menmecho Lake are the two most beautiful places for sightseeing around Nathu La Pass.
  • Seek Divine blessings from Baba Harbhajan Sigh Memorial Temple
  • A Yak ride is one of the best things to do here.
  • The exotic wildlife of Zuluk Wildlife Sanctuary makes the place worth a visit for winter holidays in North East India.

Note – A permit is needed from the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department at Gangtok or from a registered travel agency to visit Nathula Pass.

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Mechuka Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Mechuka Valley Snow Tourist Place in Arunachal

People call it the most forgotten valley of Arunachal Pradesh. The soothing calmness and less crowd make this place delightful for solace seekers and nature lovers. Lush greenery and pleasant weather make this place worth a visit throughout the year but its real charm can be seen in winter only.  It is one of the best places in North East India to enjoy snowfall. The entire landscape of Mechuka valley is covered in snow. Hidden in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, this surreal valley’s fairy-tale-like picturesque landscapes, snow-capped mountains and gorgeous lakes and forests will compel you to stay here forever. The snow-covered rooftops, thin frost, chilled breeze calls for amazing snow pictures.

Things to Do and See in Mechuka Valley

  • Glaciers around Mansarovar lake are the origin point of the pristine Siang River. You can surely enjoy Kayaking and River Rafting.
  • Click amazing photos in the Bamboo walking bridges on the banks of Siang River.
  • Rice fields and small farms give soothing and refreshing vibes.
  • To embrace calmness and spirituality go to the 400-year-old Samten Yongcha Monastery.
  • Nature walk in the countryside is one of the best things to do here.

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Lachung and Lachen, North Sikkim

Lachen Snow Tourist Place in North Sikkim

On your journey to enjoy the scenic snowy landscapes, the lovely Lachung and Lachen in North Sikkim is a harbinger of joy for the most amazing snowfall winter holidays in North East India. Situated in the high-altitude region of Himalayas, Lachung and Lachen receives heavy snowfall in winter. Sometimes heavy snowfall leads to road blockades. The temperature ranges from –5°C and 10°C. The beautiful streams, pristine waterfalls, lofty snowy mountains, scenic orchards of peaches, apples and apricots, mesmerising trekking trails to alpine valleys, the surreal Tibetan monasteries, super fun yak rides and the most beautiful Gurudongmar Lake will captivate your senses. Lachen and Lachung is no less than a magical paradise.

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Katao, Sikkim

Katao Snow Tourist Place in Sikkim

Mt Katao is one of the offbeat snowfall tourist destinations in Sikkim to get seduced with the picturesque snowy landscapes. Here you will experience the pleasure of thrill as well as the breath-taking charm of snowfall in winters. From snowboarding, skiing, stone grinding to snow tubing there are plenty of adventure activities to enjoy here. Decked on Donkila Hill it offers amazing views of Himalayan Peaks, beautiful poppy, primula and rhododendron trees and soul pleasing alpine valleys. Try not to get mesmerised by the surreal views, you will surely fail.  It’s an amazing spot for nature photography. So, without any doubt get amazing pictures for social media handles. It is close to the Indo- China Border so you will need permission from army officials to visit this place.

Things to See in Mt Katao

  • There is a scenic Waterfall around Mt Katao which will definitely elevate your toil-weary soul with its refreshing vibes.
  • Enjoy adventurous activities like Skiing, snowboarding, snowboarding and many more.
  • You will behold panoramic views of Sargila, Katao, and Great Alpine, and Domong and Jema hills.

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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang Snow Tourist Place in Arunachal

Situated at an altitude of 3025m above the sea level, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is one of the best places to enjoy snowfall in winter holidays. The snow-capped Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, sweet chirping of migratory birds, beautiful glacial lakes and Tawang Chu River makes it an amazing haunt for photographers and nature lovers. The temperature here during winter ranges from sub-zero to -2 degree Celsius.

Things to Do and See in Tawang

  • You will get the best snowfall views in Sela Pass. The frozen Sela Lake and breath-taking snowy landscapes will make you feel like you are in heaven.
  • Tawang Monastery and Tawang War Memorial is a serene spiritual and cultural hub which you must not miss in your Tawang Sightseeing tour.
  • Decked in snow throughout the year, Gorichen Peak will make your winter snow holidays in India one of a kind.
  • Another snowy paradise Bumla Pass is a must visit place in Tawang for wonderful memories.

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Instead of staying at boring plains, plan an amazing trip to the snowy destinations of North East India. The refreshing vibes, thick layers of frost, soothing snowflakes will enchant you forever. Just visit these places! If you need any assistance in hotel booking and other facilities, you can call us or send us your queries and we will definitely get back to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What is the best time to plan a holiday to North East India to experience Snowfall?

The best time to plan amazing holidays to North East India during winter are the months of December to February. The weather is absolutely pleasant for sightseeing and you will also witness gorgeous snowfall in some enchanting destinations of North East India.

Q.Is visiting north east India safe during the winters?

North East India is absolutely safe to travel in Winters. The breath-taking landscapes, gorgeous snowfall will blow your heart away. If you are not medically fit and cannot take the extreme climate of North East India, you must not travel here during winters. Some areas require permits but it is absolutely safe to travel here. There is also a risk of landslides and road blockage in upper reaches due to snowfall in winters. Always take proper precautions and check the weather condition before travelling to North East India during winters.

Q.What are the most beautiful places in North East India for nature lovers?

  • Mechuka Valley
  • Tawang
  • Mt Katao
  • Lachen and Lachung
  • Yumthang
  • Meghalaya
  • Nagaland
  • Gangtok
  • Sikkim
  • Shillong
  • Darjeeling
  • Ziro Valley
  • Kohima
  • Nathu-La Pass
  • Majuli Islands
  • Yuksom
  • Khonoma Green Village
  • Nuranang Falls

Published: 04 Jan, 2022

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She is a candle who burns and melts in the chaos of infinity, from where her visceral whistles and leaves an imprint of desire in her heart to know the map of an Island where there are different sunrises and sunsets. Her curiosity brightens to conquer the hearts unrelieved and sometimes mysterious. Her name is - Pallavi Roy - A traveller by soul and a writer by Profession.