Ever uncovered a secret to nature’s bounty. See the world you have never heard or seen before, here in India and in January.
Yes, January is the best month for a snowfall in India. Especially, during turbulent times, experiencing this luxury of nature’s bounty is one of the best ways to unwind.
“Such breath-taking landscapes and music of rustling leaves, will surely take your breath away”, Says Hirav Shah.
Hirav Shah Adds,
“Experiencing natural snowfall can offer true solitude ; Which can provide an exhilarating experience for the soul. Mountains, bonfires and camps is just the perfect way to start 2021..”
These below mentioned places beckon the solitude seekers.
1. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Looming over the Dehradun valley, Mussoorie is one of the most charming hill stations and best places to see snow in north India. Located at the foot of the Himalayas, it gets the best snowfall in January, and it’s worth your while to travel there for an incredible experience.
Yes, home to legendary authors and thinkers, Mussoorie resonates an easygoing vibe. The only buzz is felt on the main Mall road where you can visit a high plateau called Gun Hill. A famous waterfall, Kempty Falls, is a massive draw in January. The Jawalaji Temple, Nag Tibba and Sursingdhar are other places of interest close by.
2. Auli, Uttarakhand
Staggering views of the Himalayas from any point in Auli, plus an opportunity to learn how to ski make this one of the best places to see and enjoy snow in India. Come January, and oak and deodar trees get covered in a sheet of white, making the whole topography magical.
From learning how to ski from qualified instructors, hiking to sprawling meadows and even peeping down a man-made lake called Gorson, Auli has ample things to do for a few days of vacationing. Just sitting and gazing at the Himalayan mountain range, especially Nanda Devi, keeps you tethered to view points and happily occupied.
3. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir
Leh single-handedly headlines as the leading tourist destination of Jammu and Kashmir. It is accessible now only by air, as the town lies 13,000 feet above sea level. Winters here are surreal. There are few visitors, and you therefore get to see a new dimension of Leh up close and personal.
Leh is often the base town to travel to many thrilling places in the Ladakh region, but in winters the travel radius needs to be trimmed. You can take a wonderful heritage walk in the old town, climb up to the Shanti Stupa and also visit the Leh Palace. And, of course, enjoy the magnificent snow-covered views.
4. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla, 309 km (192 miles) north east of Chandigarh and 544 km (338 miles) northeast of Delhi, the national capital.
Thronging with visitors in the summer, Manali does not lose its sheen during wintertime either. In fact, it is one of the most feted towns to see snow in India.
Not only is the main town covered in a carpet of snow in winter, but also its a paradise for “snow-themed recreational sports lovers”.
5.Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
One of the standout destinations of Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg is a popular one with tourists who want to see staggering views of snow-carpeted hills around. It lies about 9,000 feet above the sea level, making it a definite choice for winter travel and skiing. A large number of local and international tourists visit here to learn how or hit the slopes to ski.
Business Strategist Hirav Shah Opines,
“Travelling to these extraordinary nature’s presentations, is a pure bliss and an experience of a lifetime. Meanwhile, when the entire world opens up, which hopefully might happen in the coming months, the one thing people would like to make up for the most is travel. However, travel may not be carefree and without caution at least this year. And, both consumers and the travel and hospitality industry are geared up for that.”
“So, customers and the industry need to only strategize and strategize and repeat.” Quotes Shah.
“Also, we are aware that the daily lives and routines of virtually every consumer are disrupted for a long period of time now; hence many traditional strategies and tactics that required only minor tweaks and optimizations in past years, need to be changed now significantly ; for a clear knowledge of outcome/results and also, consumers now need a proper plan of action..
And this can only happen through Astro-Strategy” , Concludes Hirav Shah, Business Astrologer and Celebrated Astro-Strategist