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Five best skiing destinations in India

Skiing in India takes place in the northern states of India where Himalayas are situated. Season for skiing is December to March. Winters are not far away, one can plan their skiing trip now. Here
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PTI August 06, 2015 16:52 IST

Skiing in India takes place in the northern states of India where Himalayas are situated. Season for skiing is December to March. Winters are not far away, one can plan their skiing trip now. Here is the list of best skiing places where you can thoroughly enjoy it.

Hope it helps you to make the best choice.

 

1) Auli, Uttrakhand

It is the most preferred winter sports destinations in India. Located at an elevation of 2500 to 3050 meters above sea level, one of the best skiing destinations in India which is situated in the lap of beautiful Uttrakhand. Auli has also got the honour of hosting the first South Asian Winter Games in India in 2011 and ever since this place has gained immense recognition in the winter sports world. The best time to visit for skiing is December to February. The world's highest man-made lake is at Auli named as Cliff Top.

 

2) Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg is the ‘'heartland''of winter sports in India and one of the most famous skiing destinations.  There are two points from where you can actually start this activity; one is Kongdori and the other is Aparwahat Peak. It has been the location of many bollywood movies like Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Haider etc. It is among the highest cable cars in the world.

 

3) Manali, Himachal Pradesh

One of the prominent and known skiing destinations, Solang Valley  is just about 12 Kms away from Manali. The giant slopes of Solang Valley provide  opportunity for  winter sports like skiing. If you are an amateur skier or wish to get skilled at your new found interest, Solang Valley has Mountaineering and Allied Sports Institute set up here to help you with skiing lessons. The best time to visit Manali/ Solang Valley would be between December and February.

 

4) Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

Kufri is famous for its wide panoramic views where deep valleys and forests rise towards the lofty Himalayas. It is a picturesque hill station situated 20 km from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The travel and tourism department of Himachal Pradesh organizes an annual winter sport festival here, which attracts a large number of tourists. The best time to visit Kufri is during December and January.

 

5) Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

Skiing in Himalayas is definitely one of the most pleased activities. Snow is exhilarating and magnificent too. It  is located in North Sikkim, 150 kilometres from Sikkim about 3575 meters above sea level. The valley caters to all levels of skiing, beginners to advance skiers. This place  is lesser known thus you can have a wonderful skiing time here.

 

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