Are you excited to make the New Year 2023 special for you and your special ones ? Then why not go to a place where you can enjoy snowfall while scrupling the cool rainfall and feeling the warmth of company of your beloved ones. Lets read through our list of the most enjoyable places to visit this New Year to witness snowfall, and get mesmerised as nature rolls out the ‘ white ’ carpet for you.
1. Auli, Uttarakhand
Enter the New Year at one of the stylish skiing destinations in the country – Auli – which is substantially laid with lush meadows, oaks, apple vineyards, and of course, snow. The white mountains cast a spell on you as soon as you reach them and indeed offer the perfect venue to indulge in a range of downtime sports. Skiing is the most popular exertion there, and numerous skiing carnivals and crowns are organised between December and February. Trekking is another popular exertion that you can enjoy in this part of Chamoli quarter in Uttarakhand.
The hill amidst Garhwal Himalayan range is also home to several religious spots, similar as Nanda Devi and Kamat Kamet, so you can seek blessings at the morning of the time for health and substance, if you wish. also, there are a number of ski resorts and hospices in Auli that you can select for your New Year party as per your preference.
2. Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
Gulmarg is a well known hill resort in J&K that is counted amongst the best skiing destinations in India. The outstanding beauty of Gulmarg, especially when covered in a carpet of snow, is a delight in winters. Along with so popular skiing, you can also Cherish you with snowboarding, trekking, etc. amidst snow-capped mountains. While here, do not miss the chance to enjoy the famous gondola cable ride or create a snowman on your own.
3. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
The natural scenic beauty of this place is outstanding and transports you to a beautiful land of snow-capped mountains, valley and Tawang Chu River. It is also home to one of the largest monasteries in India, which is over 400 years old and is famous pilgrim site for Buddhists. Another popular visit place here is Sela Pass which is a must-visit for snow lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Sikkim in the north-eastern part of India is another destination full of adventure to ring in the New Year with snowfall. The dramatic contour, snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, woodland, several activities, and the towering Mount Kanchenjunga – the third highest peak in the world ,will make you a big admirer of this Indian state. Many parts of the state explains the beauty of snowfall during the months of October till February, so chances of witnessing white flakes of snow this New Year are more. Your visiting list should include a visit to the Yumthang – Valley of Flowers, Zero Point, Lachung, Katao, and partially frozen Gurudongmar Lake, among other things.
5. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
Munsiyari is a hamlet situated in the eastern part of the hill state of Uttarakhand. The name of this offbeat destination clearly means a place with snow, and snowfall is what you will see in this small town this New Year. Often referred to as the ‘Little Kashmir’, Munsiyari with the stunning backdrop of Panchachuli attracts you with its different environs. While here, you can make a visit to Thamari Kund and the thermal springs of Madkot, as well as shop for souvenirs at Darkot nearby. The town also serves as the gateway to Johar Valley and the base for the glacier trio – Namik, Milam, and Ralam.
6. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand
Dhanaulti is a hidden mesmerizing place in Uttarakhand that provides you the much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Away from the humdrum of daily chores and tasks, this small town is an exceptional natural beauty with meadows, oaks, deodars, and stunning views of Himalayas. Moreover, commercial and human invasion make this hill town best for a relaxed holiday to witness snowfall amidst nature. Besides, this, hideaway serves as the base for treks to Himalayan peaks in Tehri region.
Jammu and Kashmir Sonmarg, meaning the ‘Meadow of Gold’, is a fairyland with snowclad mountains, glaciers, lakes and exotic flora. This popular ski resort in Ganderbal district of J&K is the perfect place for those who want calmness and serenity and the snowfall takes its natural beauty higher. Along with the ever-popular skiing, you can do sledging or hiking or trekking. Besides, this Ladakh is another place where you can plan your New Year.
To make your new year adventurous, you can plan to spend New Year’s Eve in Ladakh, as the highway is not closed due to heavy snowfall. During winters, the temperature takes a downward spiral with cold waves prevailing and the severity of weather conditions. If you are lucky and are capable to reach the ‘roof of the world’, you are definitely going to have a memorable New Year as this Buddhist ex-kingdom is like no other place. Bonfire, hot meal and the company of loved ones will only add to the celebration, resulting in unforgettable memories for a lifetime.
Besides these beautiful places, the favourite hill stations for all-time like Manali, Solang Valley, Dalhousie, Kufri, Nainital and Mussoorie never let you down. Hence, you can also plan to visit these ever-so-popular hill stations to celebrate New Year with your loved ones. However, once you finalise the place, start with travel and hotel bookings as you don’t want to miss out on great deals just because of delaying. Also, make sure you pack well of warm clothes to encounter the harsh weather conditions because of the snowfall. Wish you a Wonderful White New Year!