5 places to experience the chill in February
Chionophile is what they call a person who thrives in cold weather. Are you one of them and looking to visit a hill station as the winter season begins to come to an end in northern India? Fortunately, there are some places in the country where you can witness snow and the chilly wintery vibe even in February. Here are some of them.
You can witness heavy snowfall in Auli between December and March. If you are a winter sports enthusiast, this place is for you. You can experience snowboarding, snow trekking, and skiing in Auli. Auli has plenty of apple orchards, oak, deodars, besides rich flora and fauna, making it a divine getaway spot for everyone. Also, witness a 180-degree view of the Nanda Devi range.
Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in India where you can see snow in and around February as well. It is also a paradise for people who love adventure activities like river rafting, trekking, and camping. There are plenty of aesthetic cafes here where you can vile away hours. Also visit the Jogini waterfalls and Bhrigu Lake.
Ladakh is another good option if you can stand the extreme cold. You can choose to take the Chadar Trek across the frozen Zanskar river. The nine-day trek is held in several batches. It begins in January and continues till February. Spend a night stargazing in Nubra Valley and witness the beauty of Bong Bong La snow valley.
Located just 13 kilometer away from Shimla, Kufri is a beautiful winter destination and famous for winter sports. While the season is on a rollback, you can still enjoy skiing trips, yak riding, and tobogganing along the snow-covered valleys in Kufri in the month of February. Thick deodar forests and pines add to the winter charm of Kufri.
The picturesque backdrops and the beautiful weather are two of the many things that make visiting Sonmarg an absolute delight. Plus, if you have not yet experienced snow this season, pay a visit to Sonmarg because even during the month of February, you will see parts of this place covered with a beautiful sheet of snow. Thajiwas Glacier in Sonmarg is a must-visit.