When it snows in India..

India is crowded place.

We have a crowd of natives which has now crossed a billion plus we also cater a million tourists every year.

tourists, himalayas

Undoubtedly, it is difficult to maintain world-class standards when a certain handful of population still lives below poverty line.

But nobody seems to mind it now-a-days. Everyone enjoys a hill station for a week and pack their bags and go off.ย Only the indigenous people of such places can complain about the crowd or the living standard because they see everyday – year after year.


The northern states of India are snow-clad for the months November-February but generally have tourist inflow all throughout the year. During winters the main attraction is the snow. And in summer when rest of the country is suffering from soaring temperature these tourist spots provide a perfect get-away.


Not only do these states attract high number of Indians on a summer vacationย but tons of foreigners. I assume watching snow fall is an experience people like me crave to have in this same life time.

India, snow, Himalayas, Shimla

If in India, there are a certain places one must definitely visit.

snow, India, Shimla, Simla

86 thoughts on “When it snows in India..

  1. You would like the midwest or north eastern USA during the winter, then. Lots of snow and cold weather. Some places have so much snow fall they have doors on the 2nd floor so that you can get out during the winter.

    “The Tug Hill region is renowned for its bountiful snowfall. One interesting architectural feature related to this phenomenon can be found locally in some hunting camps: supplemental, second-floor entry doors. These are located directly above the ground-level front door, and such apertures are used when so much snow has accumulated that the ground-level door can not be accessed.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tug_Hill_Plateau). I first heard about this from someone who lived in Vermont.

    You’re a good photographer and I enjoy looking at the pictures on your blog.

      • Suppose? Take a good look at what you gather in facts to report and you will no longer just suppose. Look what you all survided in the condition the land was in country wide. The mean income that was there, most being proverty level. They didn’t live through the same struggles. The standard of living was diffirent everywhere. Judge by your own succeses not those of others.

      • Agreed. But there are hill stations which have better conditions than Simla. This place has been a major tourist spot for more than 5 decades now- there are other places too (and nearby)- but they have maintained the standard.

  2. Nice post! I have never been to India but have close friends who visit yearly. One big difference between the culture that I have observed are the close bonds that exist with family and friends. The concept of individualism which is the core of our society is replaced by collectivism where the unit is no longer the individual but family/ community. Totally off topic comment.

  3. Talking about grammar police…
    … I beg to differ on one count .. We may live in a crowded place, but certainly not in a ‘crowed’ place… Hahahahahaha ๐Ÿ˜€
    Jokes aside, you have a marvellous blog and this post was very interesting. I have just returned from another hill station, Mussoorie, and expect to post some pics soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ah! WP auto-correct din’t point it out…and neither did any of the readers even though it is the first line ๐Ÿ˜‰ So thank you, for pointing out, changes made ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Lol… I don’t even pay attention to WP’s auto-correct! God alone knows what sort of spelling mistakes are there in my posts ๐Ÿ™‚

      • …ah..we may be missing an article in the new correction now ๐Ÿ˜›
        … Trust me I am making these observations in jest only (tongue firmly in cheek) …
        Nothing should take the attention away from the fabulous post you have put up. (pls delete this after reading) ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Growing up in California, I’ve never had the opportunity to see the snow fall. To experience such a happening in India would be amazing. Great write up and pictures…!

  5. And when it snowing in the valley…flakes coming down and how fast they they came down and takes us on to upthrust along with- awesome feeling………..the whole world gets smaller inside the thin membrenes of clouds and you can’t even see through and just watch those flakes and gets with them……..next morning may be serenity gets clearer and you can see silver shine sparkling on the white sheet.its amazing – just beauty+full…………..sakshi just rekindled the snow feeling and m getting with.thanks for the share.

  6. a few years back after visiting ashrams in the South. Ramanashram at Arunachala & Shantivanam I headed north for Dharmasala, with a wise old priest freezing my butt in the snow, but hey I loved it………………..

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your desire to see snow touches my Canadian heart. We have a love-hate relationship with it. Love to ski, skate, build snowmen, miss school – hate driving in it or shoveling it. I live about ten miles from Niagara Falls and work so close to the Falls that I can see them from my desk. Living halfway between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, we get so many different kinds of snow in the winter that we can’t wait for the summer to come so we can complain about the heat.

  8. india and the philippines share a lot in common. indigenous people. poverty :(, and all sorts of things. but i wish it would snow here. in my lifetime, India is definitely one of the places i should visit. you are very lucky to have such a rich heritage and culture. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Indeed…rich culture and heritage… we have all possible seasons, all gifts of nature in terms of land-air-water like mountains, plateaus, lakes, rivers, sea, ocean… India is really blessed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I enjoyed your post on winter weather in your place. Where I live I never see snow, unless I travel north in the state. In the north the higher elevation welcomes the snow. On the other hand, the southern part of the state, Arizona, is dessert.

    I think it is very cool that through our media we are given the opportunity to experience places that we may never have the chance visit.

      • So true. I can so every one I have come in contact with lately has been welcoming, eager to share their passion with words.I have come to realize that writing is a gift to be shared.In the sharing those words come to life. We are fortunate to live in this time.And with the tools spread new life to our world that desperately needs some thing truly alive to hold on to. Anyway , I better stop now before I get on my soap box. you will never hear the end of it. So you have a great day. And I hope to hear from you again I am always open for communication.

  10. Few years back I was blessed enough to, and I had been to Amarnath Yatra in the Himalayas. The memory survives in my mind alive and green with awe-inspiring scenic beauty! For me Himalayas seems to be an entirely different world, with special vibrations. Being an Indian if one misses to visit the Himalayas in his life time at least once, really that person must be an unfortunate one. Your article and the pictures have tempted me for another visit there. Thanks for your unique sharing, Sakshi!

  11. Snow is the one thing I miss from the UK while I live in Bangladesh. It just doesn’t get cold enough here. One day, I hope to be in India at the right time to enjoy visiting the north and experiencing the snow in one of my favourite countries in the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Strange to see a country you always think of as hot desert or steamy jungle to be covered in snow, funny the way stereotyping works. Thanks for shattering a delusion ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I had no idea that it snowed in India! I don’t know why that surprises me, but I guess that’s because people rarely talk about going snowing in India. Mostly places like Aspen or the Alps. Even though snow isn’t really my thing, it looks pretty cool!

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