Winter Getaways in India
Who said that you can visit the mountains only during the winters? The charm and excitement, beauty and wonder of frozen packs of ice can never be compared with anything else. There is just something so beautiful about walking in the snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you are special, it makes you realize every breath of yours. This weekend it’s all going to be about the snowy peaks and winter getaways in India. Go visit these treasures of our country and revel in their grandeur!
Spiti Valley – What will be the first thing you do when you are planning to visit spiti?
Obviously, a google search and there comes the iconic image of the valley ‘Key Monastery’ and being a photographer those images conquer your mind. That’s when Basith, my fellow buddy asked me why not give it a try. being part of a rat race and running a family business my own… I was limited to the surrounding and wasn’t able to go outside kerala moreover Basith wasn’t expecting a yes from me. No wonder my yes nod gave him a chill. With no time to waste we head to the mountains. 3 days of hectic and bumpy ride with all the dreams we had about the valley it just astonished to witness the winter bounded by white misty mountains everywhere. It was my dream true to capture this Key Monastery as I was levitated and float just like the mist. A frozen moment literally amidst of all the pain and struggle we had this is rewarding.
Manimahesh Lake, also known as Dal Lake, is a high altitude lake situated close to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, in the Bharmour subdivision of Chamba district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The religious significance of this lake is next to that of the Lake Manasarovar in Tibe
Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, one of the seven sisters of North-East India, is amazingly beautiful. It is also one of the most visited winter tourist destinations in India and experiences tourists all year round.
The ridge in Shimla is probably the most visited place and I can’t see why not! Our national flag 🇮🇳 , father of our nation, beautiful setting sun, awesome weather won’t hurt your eyes, I am sure. The Christ church, second oldest church in north India is also right there standing tall and magnificently looking good in pictures. If you are a chai lover then an insider tip: try the ₹10 chai of the chaiwalas roaming around shouting “chai” “chai” you will probably enjoy it more at ridge than in baljees.
Deo Tibba is a mountain located in the Kullu District at a height of 6,001 metres. It is situated in the Pir Panjal Range of mountains in the Manali region of Himachal. It is second highest peak in Himachal Pradesh after Indrasan. It is one of the most sought after treks of the Himachal mountains. Deo Tibba Base Camp trek, also known as the Chota Chandratal trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. The trail of this trek is highly varied and is home to diverse flora and fauna. Deo Tibba is visible through the entire trail of the trek
Chitkul is a village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border. The Indian road ends here. During winters, the place mostly remains covered with the snow and the inhabitants move to lower regions of Himachal. Thousands of feet above the sea level, a view this nice and stranger friends from different parts of the world
Gulmarg, located in the Pir Pranjal range of Jammu and Kashmir in the Baramulla District. It is a famous destination for Skiing. It is extremely beautiful!
Dzuluk or Zuluk or Jhuluk or Jaluk is a small hamlet located at a height of around 10,000 feet on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim of the Indian state Sikkim. It is part of the Silk Route of India. This place is relatively an emerging and offbeat destination in East Sikkim. Today it is fast emerging as a new tourist destination
Zero Point in Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Sikkim- Enough said about Sikkim. Go visit it already
Kashmir – Paradise on Earth. Need we say more?
Cover picture by Parijat Roy Choudhury
So get set go and get ready to explore these Winter Getaways. Happy Winters! Its our favourite season by the way, just so you know 😛