India’s Top Destinations to Witness Snowfall from a Caravan  

November 15, 2023

India is a treasure trove of snow-covered wonders, promising beautiful views, and the joy of strolling through fluffy layers of snow. For those who relish winter’s chilly embrace, numerous spots across the country offer a snowy spectacle that lasts for months. Whether it is gazing at majestic snow-capped peaks or getting your heart racing with skiing and snowboarding, these places hold enchantment in every flake. Get ready to be captivated by the magic of snowfall in every imaginable way.  

As winter blankets the landscape, there is no better way to embrace the season’s magic than from the cozy confines of a caravan. Imagine yourself waking up to a world painted in white, surrounded by nature’s serene beauty. Here are some handpicked destinations that promise a snowy spectacle like no other:   

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh    

Imagine Shimla, often called the ‘Queen of Hills’, turning into a magical winter world. Everywhere you look, it is like a scene from a storybook—snow blankets the land, old-fashioned buildings stand tall, and lively markets buzz with excitement.  

But Shimla is not just about its looks. It is like a treasure chest filled with amazing views and incredible buildings. Some of the most stunning sights and historical places can be found here. And when you explore Shimla in a caravan, you’ll stumble upon some exceptional spots.  

Hidden in just the right places, you’ll discover beautiful Hindu temples. They sit high up, offering breathtaking views of the hill station and its lush green forests. Jakhoo, Tara Devi, and Mansa Devi Temple are like jewels in Shimla’s crown. And here’s a fun fact: these temples are close to the city center. So, if you are up for it, you can even take a forest trek to reach them. It’s like a mini adventure within a big adventure.  

Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand    

Nestled on the Chamba-Mussoorie Road, Dhanaulti is a quaint, peaceful town like a hidden gem for those seeking a serene, snowy escape. If you are after a tranquil getaway with quieter and less hustle, Dhanaulti is tailor-made for a caravan vacation with family or friends. You are treated to jaw-dropping views of the mighty Himalayas from anywhere in town, and the weather is always refreshingly cool.  

Picture this: Dhanaulti is like a painting, with untouched forests boasting tall deodars, oaks, and vibrant rhododendrons. But adventure seekers need not fret, for there is a world of excitement waiting. Imagine walking among the clouds on skywalks, exploring forest trails, or even conquering mountain slopes. And for an adrenaline rush, ziplining, biking, and rappelling are on the menu. However, if thrills aren’t your thing, bask in the snowy hills’ beauty right from the comfort of your caravan. Dhanaulti has something for everyone.  

Auli, Uttarakhand   

Auli, aptly named for its sprawling meadows, is where nature showcases its grandeur. Nestled on slopes, it offers a breathtaking expanse of lush fields feast for the eyes.  

During winter, this place transforms into a thrilling playground, drawing adventure-seekers from around the globe. With a caravan, you can choose your spot for the night without worrying about finding a hotel in the hilly terrain. You can park and sleep amidst a picturesque backdrop.  

Aside from snow adventures, Auli beckons with enticing treks to nearby hills like Guarso and Kwani Bugyal. And let’s not forget the icing on the cake—the weather. Perched on a slope, surrounded by dense forests of deodars and oaks, Auli enjoys a pleasant, wind-controlled atmosphere, making every moment here truly special. It’s a nature lover’s dream come true.  

Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir   

Gulmarg, nestled in the heart of Jammu and Kashmir, is a renowned hub for skiing and snowfall in India. This picturesque destination is a premier hill resort in North India, drawing travellers from everywhere. It’s a sight when summer graces Gulmarg, but it comes alive in winter. That’s when adventure seekers flock in for a thrilling escapade. You can indulge in several adventure sports activities such as skiing, snowboarding, the famous Gondola cable ride, and trekking that promises breathtaking views. And if trekking is your thing, there are plenty of trails to explore. Imagine waking up in your campervan to the incredible sight of Mount Kanchenjunga, India’s highest peak, right outside your window. Gulmarg is a winter wonderland waiting to be explored.  

Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh    

Narkanda is the ideal destination for those seeking a more relaxed skiing experience, coupled with the charm of a hill station and the comfort of a caravan. This delightful snowy haven in India presents a mesmerizing panorama of the snow-draped Himalayas, set against lush forests and enchanting apple orchards.  

Winter is the crown jewel of Narkanda’s beauty, transforming into a skier’s paradise under a thick quilt of snow. The landscape is adorned with the scenic Jalori Pass, an additional gem to explore in this small hill station. Here, it’s not just about skiing; it’s about embracing the serene winter magic Narkanda delivers unfailingly.  


Ladakh, nestled in the heart of the Kashmir region, is a winter wonderland like no other. Stretching from the Siachen Glacier to the towering Himalayan ranges, it’s often called the world’s coldest desert.  

In Ladakh’s winter, you enter a world of adventure and enchantment. The trails, once daunting, are now adorned with a pristine blanket of snow. Majestic peaks wear coats of white, while the streets are lined with rustic maple leaves, creating a scene straight out of a dream. Frozen lakes shimmer, painting an endless canvas of surreal beauty.  

Ladakh in winter is a synonym for pure awe and wonder. It is a land of geographical marvels, with the Great Himalayan Range, Zanskar Range, Indus River, and Siachen Glacier, each offering its breathtaking spectacle. Every corner of Ladakh tells a story of nature’s grandeur in its unique way.  

Nainital, Uttarakhand 

Nainital is the perfect spot for those seeking the magic of snowfall without braving extreme cold. This charming town boasts picturesque lakes, scenic viewpoints, and easy-going attractions. Nestled in the lower Himalayas, it offers a gentler winter experience.  

Blessed with abundant natural beauty, Nainital has earned the ‘Lake District of India’ title thanks to its numerous shimmering lakes. Imagine waking up in your caravan, nestled by the lake, sipping a steaming cup of coffee as snowflakes gently fall around you. It’s a scene straight out of a winter fairy tale.  

For a front-row seat to the snowfall spectacle, head to Snow Point via the ropeway. From there, you will witness Nainital’s transformation into a snowy wonderland. It’s a memory you will cherish forever.  


While many dream of a snowy escape in Switzerland, India boasts mesmerizing wonderlands that rival the most unimaginable beauty. From Kullu to Almora, Munsiyari to Dalhousie, and Chopta to Sonmarg, these hidden gems offer snowy landscapes that will leave you in awe.  

Finding suitable accommodation in the harsh winter climate can be a challenge, but with our luxury caravans, it’s all about exploration and enjoyment. Everything you need is right there in our cozy caravans. So, if you are planning a winter wonderland adventure, do not miss renting our caravans and making your snowy dreams a reality.