It’s just getting chillier in Delhi which makes it just the right time to enjoy snowfall. Even the weather department has predicted snowfall this week. Which is the nearest driveaway for snowfall?
I’ll give you the list where I’ve enjoyed snowfall and they’re within driving range from Delhi.
1 Shimla/Kufri- Himachal Pradesh
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7 hours by road
It’s a great and very common destination for couples, and youngsters to watch the snowfall. It has a picturesque beauty drive is amazingly comfortable since it has motorable roads.
Even flights from Shimla-N Delhi are available.
My advice try and stay slightly far from Shimla since it’s very crowded and parking is a nightmare. Book a hotel in advance, deals are available.
2 Mussoorie/ Dhanaulti/ Kanatal- Uttarakhand
6-7 hours by road
All three places have very good hotels to stay in, the roads are motorable and the view is awesome. While driving from Dehradun to Mussoorie you’ll notice a slight chill in the air and a change in the scenery. It’s a very near haunt from Delhi to enjoy snowfall.
Chances of snowfall are more in Dhanaulti and Kanatal than in Mussoorie but better hotels are in Mussoorie.
Flight is available from Dehradun to N Delhi
Trains are also present till Dehradun
3 Manali- Himachal Pradesh
11-12 hours by road
It’s slightly far but the route is just worth the trip. The drive to Manali is one of the best drives ever. Although it’s a very tiring journey and the traffic jam from Kullu to Manali is almost always present since it’s a single-lane road.
Manali has so many places to enjoy the snow and the altitude makes it a very good spot to watch the snowfall.
Rohtang pass is one place you should visit.
4 Auli– Uttarakhand
15-16 hours by road
It’s a very beautiful untouched non-crowded place to watch the snowfall. Drive is hard because the roads are presently under construction and maintenance. The GMVN of Auli is a Jewel property of the Uttarakhand govt. you’ll love it totally and the view of snow-covered peaks is a total adrenaline rush.
Feb is also skiing festival time so it’s very lively and animated at that time.
Don’t miss the ropeway ride from Joshimath to Auli the view is mesmerizing.
5 Chopta– Uttarakhand
11 hours by road
Chopta is a relatively new name for many people to watch snowfall but its altitude is equivalent to Auli and snowfall certainly occurs there when it happens in Auli. It’s close but more rustic. It’s famous for its camping and trekking places rather than luxury hotels
Don’t expect too much out of this place since it’s beautiful but not many hotels are there. One good hotel is Snow View Hotel which is 5-7 Km from Chopta but it has decent facilities.
The snow makes it difficult to drive so take local jeeps instead of your own car for the last 10 Km.
I hope my post was helpful and you get to watch the snowfall.
I wish to see Snowfall at a few places that’s on my wishlist:
- Leh- Driving trip
- Sonmarg / Gulmarg- Kashmir
- Switzerland- Alps
My non-ending desire to travel… keeping my fingers crossed for upcoming adventures
Happy Snowfall to you.