Nature and Beauty of India’s 5 Himalayan States During The Winter Season

The Indian Himalayan States has high mountains, plateaus and plains along with deep river valleys and a diverse variety of plants and animals. Indian Himalayan states includes Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh along with some part of north eastern states and hill regions of two other states. Winter Season of India offer’s best natural scenery and amazing landscapes around the greater Himalayas,Siwaliks ranges and holy streams like Sutlej, Kali, Kosi and Brahmaputra.

Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir


The most beautiful city of Himalayan State of Jammu and Kashmir is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats along with traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits. Srinagar,the magnificent city offers a cool and pleasurable winter during this period and many other attractionsin winter.

McLeod Ganj – Himachal Pradesh


McLeod Ganj is situated on the Dhauladhar Range of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh and known as most important Buddhist site,Tibetan handicrafts and Triund jewel trek along with Dal Lake. Dharamsala is surrounded by dense forest and offers major tourist attractions like rock temples,Bhagsu Waterfall and Chamunda Devi Temple. Image source:snow-crest-inn-dharamsala.

Landour – Uttarakhand


Uttarakhand known as The Land of the Gods and Mussoorie as the Queen of the Hills, situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges. The green fascinating hills, snow clad mountains and glittering views of the beautiful Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges of the twin towns of Mussoorie and Landour, are popular tourist destination during winter season.

Zuluk – Sikkim


Sikkim is located in the Himalayan mountains and home to the world’s third-highest peak and a popular tourist destination. The entire state is characterised by hills and mountainous terrain along with Himalayan river valleys,glaciers and high-altitude lakes. Zuluk is the most youngest tourist destination situated close to Memenchu lake near borders.

Sela Pass – Arunachal Pradesh

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The Tawang distric of Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful town of Himalayan State and also known as the land of the dawn-lit mountains. Its the most popular tourist destination due to Tawang Monastery,Sela Pass and Jang waterfall, Sela Pass is covered with snow for most of the year. Journey from plains to steep hill roads towards Tawang district makes it arduous.Image credit:indiamike

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I am from North India. The Zuluk and Sela Pass looks amazing. How to come to that place via Bangalore or Uttarakhand?