Due to the Western Disturbance which has induced cyclonic circulation which that is approaching the Western Himalayas, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have experienced snowfall this month a lot more than the last few years. This snowfall in the month of January is going to be the highest across the last couple of months. Srinagar has already gotten 54 centimeters of snow, which is very close to the whole month’s normal snowfall of 57 centimeters. The city is expecting more than the usual snowfall this winters. Himachal Pradesh is also on the line of getting the record snowfall. Kullu district’s Kothi has already received 110 cm of snow in January. This is 15 times more than what it got last year, which was just 7.5 cm. Shimla has gotten 8.5cm of snow that is more than what it got last January, which was 5cm. It expects to receive even more snowfall in the coming days.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and land into these places to enjoy the beautiful snowfall and explore the lanes covered in all whites. Here are some places you should definitely check out in these snow-clad areas to make your trip worthwhile:
1. Jammu & Kashmir
Its pristine valleys, sparkling Dal Lake at the heart with the mighty Himalayas at a distance, J&K is indeed a paradise for travel lovers. Pahalgam and Gulmarg are great for skiing and other winter sports and attract snow lovers from all over the planet. Ladakh is probably the coldest place in the country.
Gorgeous forest dotted with ashram and temples and high Himalayan peaks- Uttarakhand is a loved destination for pilgrims, wildlife lovers and yoga freaks. Auli is regarded among the best ski re sorts of the world and is bustling with snow-covered mounts. If you want peace, visit Dhanaulti which has cedar, rhododendron and pine forests.
3. Himachal Pradesh
Extravagant mountains, picturesque scenarios and snow-sports are very famous in Himachal Pradesh. Snowfall lovers should not give it a miss at all. Triund is named as Dharamshala’s ‘crown jewel’ and is fully covered with snow from December to January. It is perfectly sandwiched between the Kangra valley and Dhauladhar mountains.
So all the travel junkies out there, book your tickets and fly away to the lands of snow, beauty and magnificence in this ‘White January’. After all, your soul deserves a holiday every now and then!