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West Bengal’s Sandakphu Receives Fresh Snowfall

Tourists Flock to Sandakphu as Rare April Snowfall Transforms The Landscape…

The highest point of West Bengal, Sandakphu has become a hot destination for tourists as it experiences an unusual snowfall in the month of April. The picturesque hill station, known for its stunning views of the Himalayas, is now transformed into a winter wonderland attracting tourists to Sandakphu in West Bengal from far and wide. Tourists described the scene as a dream come true, with Sandakphu offering a breathtaking spectacle of nature. As per MeT Department, this rare occurrence of snowfall in Sandakphu is expected to continue drawing tourists in the coming days, offering them an opportunity to witness the magic of snow in the midst of spring.

Tourism in Sandakphu has been flourished by this rare occurrence as it is expected to continue attracting tourists in the coming days, offering them a unique opportunity to witness the magic of snowfall in the midst of spring. The region has already received several inches (more than 10 inches) of snow, creating a picturesque scene that is ideal for photography and trekking. Sandakphu had witnessed its first snowfall of the season in February and it’s the fifth rare snowfall which happened on last Saturday in this month.

One of the best places to see snowfall in West Bengal in winter, Sandakphu is located at an altitude of 3,636 metres, which makes it one of the highest peaks in West Bengal. It is a popular destination for trekking enthusiasts, as it offers a panoramic view of four of the world’s highest peaks – Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. The snowfall has added to the charm of this already beautiful location, making it one of the best snow tourist places for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.

In addition to the rare occurrence of snowfall, as per reports, more domestic and international tourists flock to the best places to visit in Sandakphu as the sight-seeing spots remain closed for the G-20 summit in Darjeeling, which is one of the popular tourist destinations in West Bengal. As more people are visiting Sandakphu in April for snowfall and other reasons, tourism in Sandakphu is expected to reach the stage of pre-covid era this year.

However, tourists are advised to exercise caution while trekking in the snow-covered terrain and to be prepared for the cold weather conditions as the snowfall is expected in the coming days due to western disturbances, which generally happens from December to February in various regions in North East India. Despite the challenges posed by the snowfall, visitors are flocking to Sandakphu in large numbers to experience the rare spectacle of snow in April, and to make unforgettable memories in this winter wonderland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Sandakphu?

Sandakphu is a mountain peak located in the Darjeeling district of the Indian state of West Bengal.

Why is Sandakphu famous?

Sandakphu is famous for its stunning panoramic views of some of the highest mountain peaks in the world including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu.

What is the main snowfall season in Sandakphu, West Bengal?

December to February is the main snowfall season in Sandakphu, West Bengal.

What are the must-visit places in Sandakphu?

Some of the must-visit places in Sandakphu are:

  • Sandakphu Peak
  • Singalila National Park
  • Phalut
  • Manebhanjan
  • Tumling
  • Gurdum
  • Meghma

Published: 05 Apr, 2023

About the author

Nandini Bhattacharya

From the ‘City of Joy,’ Kolkata, Nandini Bhattacharya is a Travel Writer by profession and traveller by passion. She loves to explore places around the world, new cultures, different cuisines and all new things that one can learn outside the home. She also loves to document her journey so that people can be inspired and travel more. Nandini is a nature lover and talks about sustainable tourism. She wants to make this world a good place where people can live healthy and happily.