The Indian subcontinent is one that presents myriad hues. If there are scorching deserts, there also are snow covered peaks. How many of us long to play with snow?! To make your snow-trip easier to choose, I'll list you the top five snow destinations India houses.

1. Auli, Uttarakhand.

One of the oldest cities of Uttarakhand, Auli has emerged to be a bustling tourist attraction thanks to numerous skiing resorts and a choc-a-block skiing calendar. Walk through the the forests with glistening trees in the nook of 3000 metres high peaks full of snow.

2. Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir.

Having a premier location in the snow capital of India, with its easy access to Srinagar, Gulmarg enjoys a heavy tourist inflow. If you're in search of snow sports in India, Gulmarg is the place to be. Snowboarding, skiing, trekking, you you name it, they have it! Experience bliss in the Gondola ride through the mountains. While a summer trip might soothe your sunburns, a winter at Gulmarg is the real fun deal.

3. Panitop, Jammu and Kashmir.

A small village amongst snow mountains and dense pine forests of the Siwalik Himalayas, Panitop offers peace alongside your white love. Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow roads or dare the adventure activities, you can do what you wish here. Enjoy a steaming cup of coffee as you look over the beauty that the Himalayas is.

4. Leh-Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir.

Let me warm you: this one particular place is not for novices. While it is an experience like no other, the heavy snowfall makes it difficult for any usual holidayer. Leh remains off bounds post September. The challenging Chadar Trek from Zanskar River is what all trekkers dream of! This is a sight right out of heaven for any traveller.

5. North Sikkim, Sikkim.

This place has snowfall around the year and is prone to blocked roads. Do check and confirm before planning and travelling. Wind your way along the legendary Silk Route to the Gurudongmar Lake, the largest at such a height. It's usually frozen and makes for a very unique experience. No memory can ever match upto this once you've seen it in all its snowy glory!

Keep safe. Drive safe. Pack safe. Maintain precautions.

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SREEJA GHOSH