Snowfall in Shimla and Manali two of the few places in Himachal which are access able during winter mostly between November and march. These are the main places where you can catch snowfall and beauty of snow spreading all over the hills around you. But internet is full of wrong info. sites and platforms about snowfall timings and fake bits of news about snowfall especially in Manali. Basically if you visit between April to September you are highly unlikely to see snow in Shimla, there can be snow in Manali but it will be full of dirt and hard as rock therefore no fun at all, right? Hence if you want to enjoy snow fall or at least snow related fun and games choose the core months of winter to visit. You will find snow on and around main Shimla hill most of which will be allocated on Jakhu top. Around Shimla Kufri can be your nearest and earnest place to enjoy snowfall with all fun activities. Manali has a far more rich content of snow during winter. You can find snow in Solang, Gulaba and Rohtang pass with all snow activities like snow boarding, skiing, snow mobile riding etc.
Snow boarding and skiing during December to march .
High altitude snow boarding and skiing. Snow can sustain these activities till April here.
Manali town has its own local dazzling beauty around snow falling months.
Head towards the local market to feel the stench of traditional beauty amplified by falling snow flakes.
Another stop for high altitude a now activities like snow boarding and skiing.
In Shimla Kufri is one of the popular place to see the snow in winter time also snow activity available.
Fagu is situated in shimla. it will take 15 Minuit from Kufri. you will see the panorama view from Faghu.
Narkanda is one of the beautiful place situated in Shimla which is approx two hours away from the Shimla city. Narkanda is famous for the snow activity. in winter you will find approx 3 to 4 feet snow on the road side area.
Hamta Valley is situated in Manali and this very famous place to visit.
(Note: these places can be closed due to heavy snowfall and land slides at anytime during winter.)
In winter time cloths should be good. Woolen sweater, coat, jackets, cap and waterproof shoes are needed.
In winter time driver should have a good driving skills other wise its more difficult to drive on snow also cab have good tayer grip. During the winter time you can struck anywhere so mostly 4*4 vehicle have more advantage over 2*2 vehicle.
you have to book your hotel in advance. During the snow fall time lot of tourist come from north India so there is lot of rush at that time. Book your hotel near by the city area or national highway if you struck by heavy snow fall you will be easily rescue from there.
In winter time my time temperature goes 0 degree in night due to bad weather condition.
electricity is one of the basic problem in winter time. In winter there will be a 3 to 4 days electricity cuts due to bad weather condition so book that hotel which have the generator facility and not much fare away from the main city.
Due to cold or snowfall mostly all roads become slippery.
if possible avoid the infant child or aged people to come in winter time. Bad roads, bad weather, road closed, electricity issue these are the some basis problem which will come during the time.
In winter days are too short in Shimla Manali so make your tour accordingly mostly at 6 pm evening become totally dark.