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7 Places to Enjoy Snow in the Summer

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In the sweltering heat of the summer, even the thought of snow feels amazing. We have a list of 7 such places, picked by HolidayIQ reviewers, where you will find snow in abundance. 

1. Kothi: A para-glider's paradise

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The village of Kothi is the base of the Rohtang Pass. From the gorge, tourists can avail the views of the deep gorge, and the River Beas rushing through it. This gorge also serves as a base for paragliding.

HolidayIQ reviewer Suvan says, "Paragliding in Kothi was one of the best moments of my life. The village is also very picturesque!This was the highest point of our trip."

Kothi is located at a distance of 16 km from Manali, on the way to Lahaul-Spiti-Leh highway.

2. Solang valley: Indulge in snow sports

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HolidayIQ reviewer Chitrangi says, "We hired a motorbike on rent and took a ride up to Solang valley. The place was beautiful indeed and many adventure sports activities like paragliding were being conducted there. I would recommend, go for a 15-minutes paragliding session rather than the smaller 5 minute one since the former feels amazing. One can enjoy the ropeway ride here too. Also in the way to Solang valley you can get yourself another conveyance that is a Himachali yak and get yourself clicked on that too."

Located at a distance of 13 km from Manali, Solang Valley lies between Solang village and Beas Kund.

3. Triund: Trek through the snow

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HolidayIQ reviewer Himanshu says, "Just not a sightseeing destination but a place you would love to be there all time. You can sit there for hours for no reason. Something magical something you don't know. One of best trek in India. Just 3km from McLeodganj."

Triund is at an altitude of 2,827 m above sea level is a 9 km trek from the McLeodganj.

4. Gulmarg: Picture-perfect like the movies

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HolidayIQ reviewer Rohith says, "Gulmarg is a hill station in Kashmir which is known for its snowfall and the cable car system which is one of the highest in the world. It can be reached via shared taxis from Srinagar and have few good and expensive hotels. The Gondola (cable car) ride costs about 750 rs and will take you to the nearby mountaintop where they have skiing and other winter sports. The meadows near the town are very beautiful and there is a temple of lord shiva near it."

The nearest airport is at Srinagar, which is 57 km away from Gulmarg. The closest railway station is in Jammu


5. Kufri: Known for antelopes

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HolidayIQ reviewer Aman says, "Get surrounded by snow and feel on the top of the world right here. The clouds are below you and you just sit idle there for hours doing nothing but enjoying the view." HolidayIQ reviewer Mayuri says, "There are various adventure sports like horse-riding, mountain climbing, shooting and much more. One should visit this place in the morning as the place gets dark quickly in the evening."

It is about 13 km from Shimla nestled in the Himalayan foothills. 

6. Naggar: Ancient hamlet on the banks of River Beas

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HolidayIQ reviewer Abbas says, "Staying in the Castle is the best advice since you get the view of mountain and valley. In the month of March-April, you get the mesmerising view of snow peak, especially in the moonlight. There is an art gallery nearby, which one can visit. It is named after Nicholas Roerich, a famous Russian painter, writer, archaeologist and theosophist. One can also trek to Tripura Sundari temple to get a nice view."

The closest airport is Bhuntar in Kullu connected to cities like Chandigarh, Shimla and Delhi. The nearest railhead is in Chandigarh, connected to Amritsar, Barmer, Chennai, Kalka, Kochuveli, Lucknow and New Delhi. 

7. Dalhousie: Quaintly perched on five hills

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HolidayIQ reviewer Hemmanroy says, "Dalhousie is a place to visit when there is snow fall, but unfortunately during this periods the roads are closed. But the best time is either when the snowfall has stopped or during early summer periods." HolidayIQ reviewer Alok says, "Great weekend destination for honeymooners, adventure enthusiast and nature lovers.
An all season destination, one will fall in love with this place. But the best time to visit is from April to October.

Dalhousie is well connected by air, the nearest airport being Pathankot which is 75 km from Dalhousie. Regular buses and trains ply as well. 

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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