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5 places in Uttarakhand to experience snowfall near Delhi

Winters are around. Imagine yourself walking on the white carpet of snowfall, in the fog with dew drops on your clothes; chilly fresh wind passing through you and touching your nose and soul. This sounds heavenly. Isn’t it? It is definitely giving me chills and pushing me to plan my next winter trip soon. How about you? I am sure even you want to experience it this winters at the destinations having snowfall near Delhi- what else you need. So here for everyone’s answer, we have shortlisted 5 hill stations in Uttrakhand to experience  snowfall near Delhi.


  1. Auli Laga Joshimath, Uttarakhand

Distance from Delhi – 492 km

Route – Delhi – Meerut – Muzaffarnagar – Roorkee – Haridwar – Srinagar – Gopeshwar – Chamoli – Auli laga Joshimath

Best Months to experience snowfall – January – February

Expected TemperatureMin: -5degree Celsius; Max: 10 degree Celsius

Auli, Uttrakhand - Snowfall near Delhi
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In and Around – Gurso Bugyal, Chatrakund, Chenab Lake, Kwani Bugyal, Joshimath Temples

Not to miss– Skiing slopes (where winter games and national championships are organized); Auli Ropeway (Asia’s Highest Cable car of 4 km connecting Joshimath and Auli), Chair Lift and Ski- lift; Auli Lake (Highest man-made lake), Highest peaks of Nanda Devi, Mana, and Kamet.

  1. Munsyari/ Munsiari (Place of snow), Uttarakhand (Known as Mini Kashmir)

Distance from Delhi – 548 km

Route – Delhi – Moradabad – Rampur – Haldwani – Nainital – Almora – Kausani – Munsyari

Best Months to experience snowfall- Late December to March

Expected TemperatureMin: -12 degree Celsius; Max: 20 degree Celsius

Munsiyari, Uttarakhand - 5 Hill Stations to experience snowfall near Delhi
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In and Around – Thamari Kund, Darkot, Madkot (Hot water springs); Birthi falls; Thamari Kund; Maheshwari Kund; Potato farms

Not to miss – Skiing slopes; Picturesque beauty of Village; Munsyari Bhugyal; snow capped Panchauli peaks (5 in number); base for trekking to Milam, Ralam and Namik glaciers; and birds in dense forests of pine, deodar, and rhododendron.


  1. Chopta, Uttarakhand (Known as mini Switzerland)

Distance from Delhi – 393 km

RouteDelhi – Meerut – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Srinagar – Chopta

Best Months to experience snowfall- November to Late March

Expected TemperatureMin: -15degree Celsius; Max: 20 degree Celsius

Chopta, Uttrakhand - 5 hill stations to experience snowfall near delhi
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In and Around – Dense forests of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary; grassland meadows; Tungnath temple; Deoria Tal; Chandrashilla Peak; Atrimuni falls, Dayara Bugyal

Not to miss – Camping; Snow trekking; Snow Skiing; Watching the Panoramic view of Himalayan range; Birds like Snow Partridge and photography of rare Himalayan species like musk deer.

  1. Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Distance from Delhi – 505 km

RouteDelhi – Ghaziabad – Hapur – Garhmukteshwar – Rampur – Bareilly – Pilibhit – Khatima – Champawat – Pithoragarh

Best Months to experience snowfall- December to February

Expected TemperatureMin: 0 degree Celsius; Max: 20 degree Celsius

Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand- 5 hill stations to experience snow near delhi
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In and Around – Pithoragarh Fort; Dhwaj Temple; Kapileshwar Mahadev; Nakuleshwar Temple; Chandak; and Thal Keda

Not to miss –Camping; Trekking; getting mesmerized by the beauty of village; Views of Soar Valley, glaciers like Ralam, Milam; famous snow-covered peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandakhat etc.

  1. Khirsu, Uttarakhand

Distance from Delhi – 321 km

RouteDelhi – Ghaziabad – Muradnagar – Daurala – Khatauli – Jansath – Miranpur – Bijnor – Nazibabad – Kotdwara- Lansdowne -Khirsu

Best Months to experience snowfall- December to January

Expected TemperatureMin: 0 degree Celsius; Max: 20 degree Celsius

Khirsu, Uttarakhand - 5 hill stations to experience snowfall near delhi
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In and Around – Ancient Temple of Ghandiyal Devi; Chaukhamba viewpoint, religious shrines, Tarakund, Pine forests

Not to miss – Apple Orchards, Snow covered mountain peaks, Thick oak and deodar forests, and birds

This is not the complete list. In my next post, I will be sharing with you the places in Himachal Pradesh to experience snowfall near Delhi.

So, check the post here 5 winter destinations to experience snowfall in Himachal