Best Time to Visit Himalayan States

Indian Himalayan States of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh are best places in India for snow fall holidays. The high mountains ranges of Himalaya such as Dhaula Dhar Range, Pir Panjal Range, Zanskar Range, Ladakh Range and Shivalik Hills are main trekking places as well as best places To see snow fall in India in December.

Get There

By Air: Delhi Airport and Srinagar Airport.
By Road: Himachal Road Transport Corporation From Delhi.
By Rail: Jammu Railway Station, Shimla from Kalka by train and Dehradun by Train.

Best Time

December to February is the best time to visit Himalayan States of India for snowfalls.

There are list of places one can visit during the winter months to experience snow falls and wildlife. Snow Adventure spots available in India are Skiing, Mountaineering, Snow Trekking,Snowboarding, Ice skating and Snow Scooter.

Jammu Kashmir

Jammu Kashmir is known as Heaven on Earth and receives heavy snowfall and rain during winter months.

Best time to visit Jammu and Kashmir for snowfall is winter (December to February).


Chadar Trek


Chadar Trek in the Zanskar region of Ladakh is the popular international adventure tourist destination. The frozen river trek over the Zanskar river is done in the months of January and February.

Himachal Pradesh

The Himalayan State of Himachal Pradesh is surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks and receive snowfall during the winter month of January and February.


Rohtang Valley


Rohtang Valley is a high mountain pass that connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valley. The pass only open from May to November and was featured on the Top Gear episode on India Special.


The state of Uttarakhand is one of the most popular snowfall destinations in India and receive heavy snowfall in the regions of Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath.

Must visit snowfall places in Uttarakhand includes Auli, best ski destination in Chamoli district.



Roopkund is the most popular high altitude glacial lake of Uttarakhand, known for hundreds of human skeletons on the edge. The lake is a popular winter trekking destination, Surrounded by snow clad mountains and a picturesque tourist destination in India.


There are plenty of places in Sikkim where snowfalls can be experienced. Must visit places in Sikkim during winter are Yumthang valley,Lachung, Tsomgo Lake and Nathula Pass.

Nathula Pass

Lake Tsomgo


Lake Tsomgo or Changu Lake is one of the high altitude glacial lake, that remains frozen during the winter season. Changu Lake in the East Sikkim district is located at an elevation of 3,753 m and surrounded by steep mountains.

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh state of India has a lot to offer, from unique wildlife to snowy mountains. The state has receives heavy snowfall in January and one of the best place for snow lovers.


Sela Pass


Sela Pass separates Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh with rest of India and one of the best place to see snow fall in North East India. The high altitude mountain pass get heavy snowfall in winters and sacred lakes in and around the pass remain frozen.

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