The winter brings a beautiful white shawl spread over the vast adventurous landscapes of Shimla and people eagerly wait for their turn to experience a heavenly snowfall. Shimla is a beautiful hill station and is fondly known as the queen of hills for its incredible scenic views, colonial architecture, and most commonly snowfall. The best time to visit Shimla for snowfall is late December to February. If you are planning to visit Shimla in winter, here is the list of the best places to see snowfall in Shimla.
City of Shimla
Shimla city is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh. The city is located at the top of hills with breathtaking scenery surrounding it. The hill station scenic view with different ranges of mountains(Jakhu Hill) and colonial architectural buildings makes the beautiful city all the more charming when snow covers the streets and pavements. Starting from religious landmarks such asJakhu temple (you can visit byJakhuropeway), Christ Church, and Kalibari to amazing shopping landmarks at mall road and lakkar bazaar, you can enjoy Shimla in its own vigor! If you are visiting Shimla in winters, you can also enjoy other interesting places like the Ridge, Scandal Point, Shimla Museum, Gaiety theaters, and a lot more.
Mashobra is situated amidst the reserve forest sanctuary of Shimla and if we are talking about snowfall in Shimla, this is a must-go place to enjoy the beautiful sceneries and heavily snow-covered peaks. If you also love adventures like skiing, trekking, and rappelling, this is just for you! You can ski down the snow-covered hills and glide through snow-laden trees while being mesmerized by the beautiful scenery amidst snowfall in Shimla.
If you are planning for a Shimla trip in winter, you should not miss Kufri! Kufri is located at a distance of 16 km away from the Shimla city heart and is one of the highest peaks and best snowfall areas. Kufri records the highest snowfall in Shimla every year. Along with beautiful ski slopes and astonishing Himalayan views, Kufri is the best place to enjoy your adventure activities like horse riding, skiing, and hiking. Owing to the beautiful snow-laden landscape, Kufri is often called the Switzerland of the East.
At just 2km away from the city of Shimla, Narkandais another mesmerizing place with densely covered snowy peaks. In winter, this place gets converted into a ski resort due to the snowfall in Shimla. Narkanda is situated at one of the higher altitudes in Shimla and one can join different skiing courses by HPDC to learn more about skiing. This is an amazing place to explore in winter to make the trip to Shimla memorable.
Shimla is one of the beautiful hill stations of India and snowfall makes it even more beautiful in the winter season. The snow-covered hilly landscapes, forests, and various adventure activities like skiing and hiking make the trip to Shimla a memorable one for the winter season. Plan now for your winters and get going!