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10 Himachal Winter Getaways you’ve been Fantasizing About

Ankur Sharma

As vacation approaches, you might be thinking about a Himachal tour in winter. But you cannot just go to any spot and dive right into it. Knowing the best places can help you plan the best tour for you and your family.

In this article, you will find spots which you can add to your Shimla tour from Delhi and explore to garner all kinds of memories and moments for yourself.

10 Best Himachal Winter Getaways

1. Manali

Manali, nestled in the Beas Valley, is a popular tourist destination in India. This hill station, surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks, lush meadows, picturesque valleys, apple orchards, and an azure sky beyond the horizon, takes everyone's breath away. And, when winter approaches, the snow-covered mountains become even more appealing. Visit this location during the winter to enjoy its gorgeous vistas and adventure sports for an unforgettable experience.

Things to Do:

• Riverside Camping

• Skiing

• Paragliding

Places to Go: Hadimba, Manu, and Shiv temple worshippers. For history buffs, there are forts like Naggar and Kuthar to visit. Jogini falls and Rahala falls for scenic bliss.

2. Shimla

Shimla, often known as the summer capital, is one of the greatest spots to witness snowfall in Himachal Pradesh during the winters. Wait till December to see the snow-covered vistas as it is one of the top Himachal snowfall spots.

Things to Do:

• Go hiking

• Stay overnight in a tent

• Observing birds

• Cycling

• Purchasing items at the renowned Lakkar Bazar

Places to Go: For sightseeing, head to the Vice Regal Lodge, Christ Church, Jakhoo Peak, and the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, as well as to Mall Road, Lakkar Bazar, and Tibetan Market.

3. Prashar Lake

It should be enough to convince you to visit Prashar Lake this winter just because of how stunning it is there in the wintertime. It has the lowest wintertime temperatures in all of Himachal Pradesh; hence it is one of the best spots to hit in winter.

Things to Do:

• Enjoy the scenic beauty

• Observe flora & fauna

• Admire serene environs

• Camping

• Picnicking

Places to Go: There are several temples to choose from, including the Arya Samaj Mandir and the Panchvaktra Temple.

4. Sainj Valley

In the foothills of the Himalayas, the Sainj Valley is a well-kept secret. Sainj is the best site to go for hikers in Himachal Pradesh because the path goes to the Greater Himalayan National Park. Despite being so close to well-known tourist hotspots like Kullu and Manali, this charming village gets very few tourists. Sainj's expansive meadows occasionally receive a dusting of snow in the winter, which adds to the region's allure.

Things to Do:

• Trek to a waterfall from the town of Raila

• Investigate the picturesque villages

• Visit the Great Himalayan National Park.

Places to Go: Pundrik Lake is one of Himachal's most picturesque lakes and is surrounded by thick trees and grasslands. Seeing the lake while you are here will undoubtedly give your vacation justice.

5. Jibhi

Jibhi, a little village tucked in Tirthan Valley. This charming village, known for its compelling beauty and breathtaking terrain, offers a welcome respite from the popular hill towns. Jibhi is recognized for its lovely setting in the lap of the Himalayas and the region gets covered with snow in December. Snow covers everything from apple orchards to backyards in the winter, making everything appear surreal.

Things to Do:

• Fly fishing for trout

• River Bridge

• Trekking

• Climbing on a rock

• Camping and hiking

Places to Go: Serolsar Lake, Jibhi waterfall, and Shaini Kothi hamlet.

6. Bir Billing

Bir Billing is definitely worth the journey in December due to the lovely and healthy weather. Bir Billing, also known as the "Paragliding Capital of India," is endowed with natural beauty and stunning terrain. The top section of this town receives snowfall throughout the winter, allowing you to have a snow-capped Himalayas paragliding journey you will remember for the rest of your life.

Things to Do:

• Paragliding

• Camping

• Trekking

Places to Go: The Bir Road market will meet your shopping needs, leisurely stroll around the lake will soothe you, a visit to the Himalayan Film School will get you in the spirit for Tibetan food, and the Bir sunset will leave you feeling tranquil as the sun sets in the sky.

7. Kalpa

For those seeking a unique setting amid the Indian highlands, these tranquil hills are ideal. People are surrounded by apple orchards and pinewoods. Among the lowest temperatures ever recorded in Himachal Pradesh is -5 at the height of winter. The town shines in the winter between the warm sunshine and all the ice droplets falling from the sky.

Things to Do:

• Trekking to Identical Villages

• Short Nature Walks

Places to Go: Narayan Nagani Temple, Hu-Bu-Lan-Car Gompa, Suicide Point, Sapni Fort, and Baspa River.

8. Khajjiar

Khajjiar is known as the "Mini Switzerland of India," it feels more like heaven in the winter. Khajjiar is a winter wonderland nestled among snow-capped mountains. If you adore snow, you just must visit this location during the winter.

Things to Do:

• Paragliding

• Zorbing

• Trekking

• Camping and hiking

Places to Go: Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Dainkund Peak, Khajji Nag Temple, Lord Shiva Statue.

9. Sangla

This location becomes a paradise in the winter thanks to the mysterious snow showers. The breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks are an unforgettable experience. You will always remember this place in Himachal for its tranquil scenery.

Things to Do:

• Snow hike

• Off-roading

• Camping

• fishing, hiking,

• Skiing and fishing

Places to Go: Batseri village, Chitkul, Kamru Fort, Sangla Buddhist Monastery, and Bering Nag Temple.

10. Barot

Barot is often known as a hikers' paradise and a lovely location that is in the Mandi area, a portion of the Uhl river valley. The sight of the lovely environment is a hopeful serene reason for a visit to Barot in winter.

Things to Do:

• Circumnavigate the Uhl River

• Trout fishing

• Camping

• Trekking

Places to Go: Chuhar Valley, Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, and Lapas Waterfall.

As you have read about all the Meta tourist places to discover this winter, your Shimla Manali tour can be the experience as you take an edge with what attractions to bask on and things to do.

Plan a good Himachal tour in winter and visit one of these places to paint new discoveries in your itinerary of life.

Ankur Sharma
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