When Ice queen Elsa turned everything around her into a beautiful ice paradise in the movie Frozen, it sure was magical but who says that such magical snowy landscapes only exist in the movies. If you are looking to make the most of the coming winter then you should plan a trip to these amazing and magical winter escapes in Northeast India. Go on, bundle up, drink some hot chocolate, make a snowman, enjoy reminiscing around the fireplace and more.
One of the most sought-after tourist destinations in India, Gangtok is where you should head to enjoy the cool fresh winter breeze, look out at the most spectacular views of snow clad peaks and dig into some steaming hot Thukpa.
Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)
One of the most underrated travel destinations in the country, Tawang in winters will surely take your breath away. Apart from frolicking in the snow, you can also visit the beautiful frozen lakes and leave behind all your worldly stress and tensions at the Tawang monastery.
If you dream of waking up in the morning to the sight of white snow everywhere then you should head to this picturesque hill town in Sikkim during the month of January. Apart from throwing snowballs and trying your hand at making the most life-like snowman, you should also make a point to try the fresh local fruits which are deliciously sweet and juicy.
If you dream of going to Switzerland but just can’t afford the plane tickets then you should make your way to this small and beautiful hill station which is also known as Switzerland of Sikkim. However, you will need an army permit to visit this magical offbeat destination.
If you love playing in the snow then there is no better place to visit than north Sikkim. You should look up Yumthang, Nathu La, Tsomgo Lake which are the main attractions during the winter. Be sure to carry your heavy duty jackets because you are going to need it.
By Payel Bhattacharjee