A compilation of places to see snowfall in Himachal Pradesh from Delhi. As the calendar inches towards the cold breeze, the mountains in Himachal Pradesh have started getting white.
There are places in the state which always hold the snowy peak, but it’s the winter which makes every area snowy there.
Thus, a good escape for Delhi citizens from the city chaos to go out, live a day or two among the mountains and enjoy the snowfall.
Places to See Snowfall in Himachal Pradesh from Delhi under 600 KM
Let’s start with the compilation and see what all options you have. FYI, Himachal Pradesh is just 265KMs away from Delhi, considering Parwanoo as the entrance.
Kasauli is the closest town in HP which comes under Solan district. You might not find snowfall, as it happens once in four years only. Even in four years, there is no guarantee about it. So, it all depends on the slight chance.
I’ve included the place as it’s en route to Shimla from Delhi. So, you still have nothing to lose.
Distance of Kasauli from Delhi – 288KMs
Better known as Queen of Hills, Shimla is your best pick unless you’re a true adventurer or a backpacker. Personally, I never had this urge to go to Shimla, even when everyone is recommending it to me.
The roads in Shimla are good and the city has a good number of things to experience. The city is connected via Train and Air services too!
Distance of Shimla from Delhi – 343
It stands at just 13KMs away from Shimla and is the second-best place to experience snowfall near Delhi.
It’s a small hill town in which you can take off the list easily. Considering, you’ve already made it to Shimla!
Distance of Kufri from Delhi – 357
These three and nearby villages are the only nearby snowfall destinations in HP from Delhi. To see the rest, you need to go beyond which will probably require more days to add to the vacation.
If I was you, I’ll definitely go till 600KMs, as the distance including a day or two vacations among the snowfall can be covered in 4-5 days.
The important thing to know is that most of the roads in HP are closed during this duration.
So, there are very fewer chances that you can reach any of the places. Still, you can try and drive until the roads are opened and enjoy the journey.
Places Near Mandi
There are plenty of places near Mandi where you can witness snowfall in the winter season, places like Prashar Lake, Barot Valley and many others. Mandi is well connected from Delhi and other locations of Himachal Pradesh. All these places are around 40-70 kms from Mandi.
Most of these places are less crowded and you can find peace there.
The distance of Mandi from Delhi – 410
As you’ve already reached Kullu, going towards the Manali and traveling to one of the high-altitude towns of Himachal Pradesh is an idea worth considering.
Keeping our three months of the calendar, December, January, and February to see snowfall, Manali will never disappoint you.
Distance of Manali from Delhi – 538
Both these towns are a perfect gateway for travelers who are all set to have an adventurer trip during the winter. You’ll not only find snowfall but will have hundreds of peaks to trek.
The only downside going to these places is that they are not very close to Delhi and you should have, at least, a week vacation.
Distance from Delhi – 612
Chitkul comes under the Kinnaur region of Himachal, it is around 600 kms from Delhi. Chitkul is the last village at the Indo China border.
If you want to visit Chitkul for snowfall then you can visit in January to April. It snows in may too sometimes. Chitkul stays connected throughout the year, nearest bus depot is Sangla, You can get bus from Sangla to Chitkul, Sangla is well connected with Recong Peo, Shimla.
Distance from Delhi – 600+
Where you’ve decided to go now? Keep sharing the experiences!