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Snowfall in the North

by Madhav Srinivasan 5 year, 5 months ago

People who want to experience the magic falling of snow have to head for the northern parts of India as the months of November to February are the periods within which the northern regions of India experience snowfall in bounty.

Tourists flock the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal during this time armed with all their woollen gear to experience the pristine white snow falling magically on the earth. Several towns and cities spread across the afore-mentioned states welcome tourist during this period and host a myriad of activities for tourists to indulge at this juncture.

Things to do

Trekking at Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers was introduced to the world by renowned ecologist, Frank S Smith, which showcases the floral and natural beauty in all its glory. The Valley of Flowers is an ideal spot for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts for a good trek to get in tune with nature and admire the beauty of flora present around them. Located amidst the Garhwal Himalayas present in the state of Uttaranchal, the best time to book Uttaranchal tours would be between mid-April to mid-August.

Hiking in Ladakh

The region of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir sits pretty in the Himalayan Valleys between the mountain ranges of Zanskar and Ladakh, very close to the Chinese border. For adventure enthusiasts, the Zanskar ranges offer a variety of short, medium and long range treks that promise a spectacular view of the natural beauty that surrounds it. Snow and ice are present along the route, thus it is highly required for trekkers to come well prepared with all the necessary gear for the trek. Enjoy a trip to Leh Ladakh to indulge in hiking. 

River Rafting in the Ganges

The holy river of Ganges remains to be one of the oldest rivers in existence and is revered as being a holy river by the devout. The Ganges originates from the Himalayas at an altitude of 3000 metres above sea level where the ice melts during the spring and summer months. Thus it paves way for rafting enthusiasts as most of the rivers of northern India originate from the Himalayas. The most exciting stretch for rafting lies in between Kaudiyala to Rishikesh where the river has 12 rapids spread over a distance of 36 km. A holiday is Rishikesh is mandatoryr for those planning to enjoy the best of rafting. 

The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) operates the river rafting courses and provides all the necessary equipment like rafts, oars, and other safety equipment’s along with trained guides that make rafting enthusiasts from the amateur to the expert feel secure. The best time for rafting is between mid-September to the end of April.

Skiing in Auli

Auli is considered on par with some of the best ski resorts in the world and many tourists flock to this place located in the state of Uttaranchal to try their hand at skiing. Located at an altitude of 3000 metres above sea level, Auli boast of stretches for over 5 km, 500 m long ski-lifts and 800 m long chair-lifts. The Garhwal Tourism Department organizes regular skiing contests and provide the best facilities for skiers to enjoy the sport. Auli is a popular place to enjoy a great vacation in North India

The northern regions of India is the ideal stop-over for adventure junkies and tourists to experience the magic of snow and feel the rush of adrenaline in their bloodstream as they try their hand at the aforementioned activities. Offering Panoramic views of the natural surroundings, the northern regions of Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir is the ideal getaways for people to get away from the monotony of city life.
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