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Catch the Snowfall at These 6 Tourist Places in Uttarakhand

Some call them tears of heaven, others, tears of joy. They descend graciously from above & settle elegantly on things below. Snowfall extracts emotions deep within you. You laugh, dance, jump, celebrate, and think. It was if we were being sprinkled by the heavens above. It’s so real, lively, that the word magical loses its meaning. Uttarakhand is one of the tourist destinations in India where you can catch the snowfall during winters.

The landscape is given a complete makeover, turning to pure white, at several places. Snow settles on the railings, on huts & homes in villages & towns, on vehicles, lampposts, trees, people: on everything! The crunchy sound as you walk on it is delightful, and enticing. Here, we’re going to tell you the 6 best snowfall destinations in Uttarakhand. Take a look, you might want to plan a trip to them soon!

At these 6 places in Uttarakhand, you can catch the snowfall during winters. 

  • Mussoorie
  • Auli
  • Chopta Tungnath
  • Nainital
  • Ranikhet
  • Dhanaulti

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Snowfall in Mussoorie

There are many things which make Mussoorie a famous hill station in Uttarakhand. Cable car rides, Kempty Falls, Landour Bazaar and Mall Road are popular tourist places.

To catch the snowfall though, visit it between mid-December to mid-February. Strolling on the Mall Road & enjoying ice skating at Jaypee Resort’s Rink are top activities during winters.

When to visit it?

Mid December to Mid February

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Snowfall in Auli

Auli is the prime attraction of winter tourism in Uttarakhand. It’s the top skiing destination in India during the winters, when it’s slopes are blanketed with snow.

Go skiing, snowboarding, enjoy the longest cable car ride & views of Nanda Devi.

When to visit it?

January to February

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Check out:  Auli Tourism Information

Chopta Tungnath

Chopta Snow Covered Tungnath Temple

Chopta is amongst the coldest places in Uttarakhand, with temperatures falling as low as 10°C. You find snow settled everywhere, from the trees to the meadow. Trekking to Tungnath Temple, the highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in India, can be done.

A little further ahead lies Tungnath, which treats you to views of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Bandarpoonch & other Himalayan peaks. You can also spot the Monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand, during the trek.

When should I visit?

November to March

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Check out: Chopta Valley Tourism Information


Nainital Snowfall Destination

Visiting Nainital, the famous hill station in Uttarakhand during winters, is exciting. There are so many things to do & see. Enjoy a cable car ride to Snow View Point, shop for woollens in Mall Road, go boating on Naini Lake & enjoy a winter staycation. Two famous festivals: Nainital Winter Carnival & Uttarani, are also celebrated during this time.

When should I visit?
  • Late December to early January.
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Check out: Nainital Tourism Information


Snowfall in Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a safe bet if you’re looking for snowfall in February in Uttarakhand. Its beauty gets a makeover during the winters, with snow embracing everything.

You can go sightseeing at Golf Course, Rani Jheel, Mankameshwar Temple or Tarikhet Village. The reason behind visiting it during winters is less crowds & spectacular views all around.

When should I visit?

Late January to February

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Check out: Best Places to Visit & Things to Do in Ranikhet


Snowfall in Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti is a famous tourist destination in Uttarakhand, and enjoys a close proximity to Delhi. For Delhiites, it is the go to hill station, since it’s so close. It also receives heavy snowfall in winters, making it a top winter destination.

During winters, the forests of deodars, oaks & rhododendrons stand in stark contrast to the whiteness everywhere. Two places that you can visit are Surkanda Devi Temple & Dhanaulti Adventure Park.

When should I visit?

December to February

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Which places in Uttarakhand are suitable for families during winters?

Some of the places in Uttarakhand which are suitable for families during winters are Auli, Chopta, Dhanaulti and Mussoorie.

Q.What are the top places in Uttarakhand which receive snowfall?

Some places in Uttarakhand which receive snowfall are Mussoorie, Auli, Chopta, Dhanaulti and Ranikhet.

Published: 16 Dec, 2020

About the author

Vishwajit Sharma

Writing, for me, is an artistic expression of the countless thoughts flooding my mind. For now, travel content writing is what keeps me going! In my spare time, I like nothing better than immersing myself in a book, along with a cuppa! A classic movie helps too! I define traveling as a process of self-discovery. Hailing from Darjeeling, my ultimate desire is to escape to the hills, with the mountain air and solitude as my constant companions!