Five holiday destinations for a snow-filled Christmas vacation in India

Take any Christmas movie and you’ll find this classic scene – the snow has begun to fall, the kids are chasing each other around the snowman, laughing and throwing snowballs while bells jingle in the background. Sadly, very few of us get to experience a Christmas like this – simply because it doesn’t snow in most parts of India, dang it! 

But there’s good news! This year, you could pack up your bags and take a vacation to a place where it does snow. The best part? You don’t even need to go overseas – there are many places you can visit within India where you can witness the magic of a snowy Christmas. Here are 5 of the best destinations you can consider to experience a white Christmas this year, right here in India:

1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

Manali is known as the Queen of Hill Stations. It is one of the most popular destinations in India and it is a perfect place to spend time with your family during the festive season. Mornings here are especially beautiful – the early morning sun paints the fresh layers of snow in a light gold tint. During the night, you could walk down a fully lit market street to take in the sights & sounds.

2. Auli, Uttarakhand.

Auli is scenic snow-clad hill station in Uttarakhand. This beautiful hamlet is known for its stunning scenery, apple orchards, oak forests & amazing Himalayan vistas. Auli also has a ski resort and a cable car – just two of the many things you can strike off your bucket list during your visit.

3. Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh.

Known as the Switzerland of India, Khajjar is supremely beautiful. During the winters, the entire place is covered in snow for as far as the eye can see. You can enjoy a tranquil Christmas holiday and experience the enchanting beauty of this hill station.

4. Leh, Ladakh.

Leh is a cold desert that offers some of the most breath-taking views ever. During December it transforms into a winter wonderland with loads of places to see and things to do. Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Sham Valley, Lamayuru and Kargil are just some of the places you can visit during your trip.

5. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla is one of the most iconic hill stations in India. It has been the set for numerous movies and that says a lot about its picturesque beauty. This is also one of the few destinations on the list that is especially known for its Christmas celebrations, namely the midnight mass the Shimla Church which looks very pretty when lit up at night.

These were some of the best places in India you can visit to experience snowfall during Christmas. We hope we have enkindled your holiday spirits and encouraged you to go traveling this December. If you are ever fall short on finances, know that we are always here to help! Just get the RapidRupee app and you should have to money you need within a couple of hours.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

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