Updated December 20th, 2023 at 11:02 IST

Dehradun to Leh, snowy mountains you can visit during winters

As the vacation is approaching, the allure of snowy mountains becomes even more enchanting, offering a perfect escape for seeking winter wonderland experience.

Reported by: Republic Lifestyle Desk
7 snowy mountains of India
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Snowy mountains, majestic beauty, and challenging terrain can captivate any adventurers and nature enthusiasts. As the holiday season approaches, the allure of snowy mountains becomes more enchanting, offering a perfect escape for those seeking a winter wonderland experience.

From the majestic peaks of the Swiss Alps to the rugged slopes of the rocky mountains, there are seven popular snowy mountains that stand as a testament to the awe-inspiring power of nature.


Here are 7 snowy mountains in India:


A popular hill station in India is surrounded by high mountains and lush Sal forests. The Jaunsar-Bawar hills in Dehradun district rise to 3,700 m (12,100 ft) above sea level. While snowfall in Dehradun is rare, the hill station of Mussoorie, located in the Dehradun district, experience snowfall in the month of December and January.

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Bagdogra is, a town in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. A popular tourist destination known for its tea plantations and the Himalayan mountains. The lush green tea plantations on the one hand paired with the spectacular snowcapped Himalayan mountains on the other provide a perfect vacation location.

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Jammu and Kashmir, India's northernmost state has many high peaks, including mountains in the Himalayan range. The winter season in Jammu and Kashmir is the best time to visit for snowfall. This is the beginning of December and lasts until the end of March. January is the coldest month.

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Leh Ladakh, known as the "Land of Snows" experiences snowfall from November to February. The first snowfall usually occurs at high-altitude points like Khardung La and Chang La tops. The snow-covered mountains around Tso Moriri Lake, located 230 kilometers from Leh, rise to over 6,000 meters.


Sikkim is a popular destination for snow enthusiasts. Other places in Sikkim that receive heavy snowfall include Yumthang Valley, Zero Point, Gurudongmar Lake, Kala Pathar, and Chopta Valley. The best time to visit Sikkim to see snowfall is between late November and February. 

Croatia (Hrvatska)

Croatia, snow-capped mountains, winter sports, and cultural events. Some of the interior regions of Croatia, including Motovun, Gorski Kotar, Sljeme, Plitvice Lakes National Park, and the Hrvatsko Zagorje region, receive a lot of snow during the winter.


The Netherlands has no mountains, but it has minor hill ranges. The highest point in the European part of the Netherlands is Vaalserberg. The Netherlands has several ski resorts, including Montana Snowcenter, SnowWorld Landgraaf, Snowworld Zoetermeer, and SnowWorld Rucphen.

Don't miss a visit to the snowy mountains this time. 


Published December 19th, 2023 at 23:56 IST

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