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Dreaming Of A White Christmas? 6 Places In India That Are Perfect X’mas Getaways

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HolidayIQ Travellers list 5 places in India where it will be snowing this Christmas.

Dreaming Of A White Christmas? 6 Places In India That Are Perfect X’mas Getaways:

  1. Auli (Uttarakhand)
  2. Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
  3. Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir)
  4. Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)
  5. Solan (Himachal Pradesh)
  6. Khajjiar (Himachal Pradesh)

1. Auli

Aulisource: mytravelspace.in

With a few ski resorts, Auli is the perfect place to head to for a White Christmas.  Experience the snow-clad mountains and the entire region covered in white dreamy snow. We recommend you to book your hotels in advance to avoid last minute tourist traps and heavy room tariff prices.

HolidayIQ Traveller Milli says, “Auli is a very beautiful destination in Uttarakhand to celebrate Christmas or New Year's Eve.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Yagnadat, “Auli is a scenic snow clad hill station ideal for vacations. Excellent conditions of snow during most part of year, facilities for visitors, hospitable locals and breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas make Auli a destination you always dream of!"

2. Shimla

Shimlasource: delhitoshimla.net

In Shimla, you can experience the true spirit of Christmas as the place is famous for beautiful churches that are decorated during Christmas.Shimla has a white winter and Christmas is celebrated with much joy and fervor over here. Shimla also receives heavy snowfall which makes it all the more fun to celebrate the festival.

HolidayIQ Traveller Keki Madon says, “It was Christmas time when we were going to Shimla. As we were driving from Shimla, there was little snow beyond Kufri on the slopes. We stopped to take pictures. The next morning we were surprised to see a blanket of white.” Do visit the bakeries in Shimla and take a walk on Mall Road, recommends HolidayIQ Traveller Srimanth Saha.

3. Gulmarg

Gulmargsource: ytimg.com

With two-foot snow and sub-zero temperatures, Santa Claus and pine trees deck up Gulmarg every year to cater to hundreds of holiday-makers for Christmas and New Year. Located at an elevation of 8,800 feet, Gulmarg, 52 km north of Srinagar, has emerged as main winter destination in the Valley.

HolidayIQ Traveller Naveen Seth says, “On reaching Gulmarg, we immediately started walking on the snow covered terrain. We took the Gondola Ride, reached First Phase and played snow games. The Second Phase was closed due to a heavy ice storm.”

4. Tawang

Tawangsource: paintedstork.com

A mighty gash in the earth fringed by hulking mountains, the Tawang Valley works a special magic during winters. The winter months in Tawang experience heavy snowfall. This is one of the most magical towns to find yourself at Christmas – just be sure to keep your fingers and toes crossed for a magical white Christmas!!

HolidayIQ Traveller Bhoobalan T from Chennai shares, “The snow covered valleys, the skyrise mountains, the monasteries, the receiving nature and culture of people is a class apart.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Ankit, “9000 feet above the sea level is Tawang blessed with beautiful scenery and jaw dropping mountain ranges. You will love to visit it as it is snowcapped for 6 months of year.”

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5. Solan

Solansource: flickr.com

When it comes to guaranteeing a White Christmas – Solang is about as close as you can get. This place is well-prepared for the snow season and they are certainly no stranger to thick layers of frosty white flakes in the festive season. 13 km away from Manali lies Solang, perfect for winter sports – skiing, rope-way, quad biking, snow motorbike, zorbing and paragliding. Covered with snow for almost 5 months of the year, that is between October – February, Solang makes for a perfect christmas.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rohit Ak shares, “The valley is very beautiful and is covered with snow almost throughout the year amidst the Himalayas. This valley also provides games likes bike riding, paragliding, skiing(on a small scale) etc, and many more. The ropeway is another attraction of this area. The visitor can gorge upon some piping hot Maggi on the way back which is the best way to beat the cold there. Must visit while in Himachal Pradesh.”

6. Khajjiar

Khajjiarsource: onefivenine.com

Khajjiar is the picturesque, magical, fairytale-like town to base yourself for a perfect Christmas Eve.

HolidayIQ Traveller Zoobie from Gurgaon says, “Khajjiar gives you an out of the world experience. Paragliding is a must-try. The view of the meadow and the valley is extremely overwhelming. There are pony rides available and you can also take pictures in traditional Himachali outfits.”

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

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