The winter season in the state of Uttarakhand is quite long. It marks its beginning in the month of October and ends in March. The weather during these months can be chilly with the average minimum temperature of 5°C in most of the towns, villages, and cities. Besides, some high altitude destination like Auli touches the mark of sub-0°C keeping it a white winter to be relished by tourists. The early winter months between October and November are perfect for those heading for a cultural tour as the state celebrates a number of festivals that are worth witnessing. From December to February, most of the places are blanketed by the snow, and are thus perfect to plan a holiday with friends and family. Uttarakhand witnesses some most beautiful and astonishing scenic views in winter as well.
The snow-clad mountains, meadows, and rooftops all give a view that can mesmerize anyone. Winter is the perfect time to plan a honeymoon tour to Uttarakhand, the place in this season is nothing short of a heaven idyllic to spend some quality time with your loved one. Those who enjoy a little of adventure, this season is perfect to relish skiing in Auli, river rafting in Rishikesh and trekking to a number of places like Kedarkantha, Har Ki Dun, Chopta Chandrashila and Dayara Bugyal. Apart from becoming an ideal adventure destination in the winter season, Uttarakhand hosts a number of festivals and fairs during these months. International Yoga Festival, Basant Panchami, Ganga Dussehra/Dasara Festival, Jauljibi and Thal Fairs, Uttarayani Fair, Phool Dei Festival, and Holi are few other draws of Uttarakhand in the form of fairs and festivals.