The skiing season is fast approaching and it’ll soon be time to take those ski boots out of the closet. While there are many awesome snow-clad destinations in the world where you can enjoy skiing, many people aren’t aware that India is home to stunning destinations which offer the opportunity to ski as well. So this winter break, book cheap flights and head to India for an awesome skiing experience. Whether you are an experienced skier or not, the ski destinations in India offer amazing slopes to all types of skiers. Read on to know about some of the destinations which offer this awesome opportunity to help you plan your itinerary.

1. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

Located about 50 km from Srinagar, Gulmarg in Jammu & Kashmir state of India is the top destination to go skiing this season. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate or an advanced skier, the ski slopes of Gulmarg offer amazing opportunities to all. There are plenty of ski resorts in the area which offer more than just skiing opportunities where you can relax and enjoy the chill, calm surroundings. This is one of the most famous travel destinations in India so expect a bit of crowd no matter what time of the year you visit.

2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

A favorite destination among honeymooners and families alike, Manali is one of the most scenic hill stations in India. Go on ski trips with family and friends at any of the numerous Manali ski resorts. There is no reason to panic if you don’t know how to ski but would like to give it a try. There are several instructors available who offer ski lessons for a nominal amount. The slopes are perfectly apt for beginners and experts as well. You also have the option to go trekking if skiing is not your thing.

3. Auli, Uttarakhand

The most awesome ski slopes which stretch from a height of about 2500 to 3000 feet approximately, Auli is one of the best places to go skiing in India. There are snow beaters on the peaks which ensure that the peaks are perfect for skiing no matter what time of the year. This type is best suited for the more experienced, adventurous skiers who love setting out on new ski slopes. Put you skiing equipment on and set off to conquer amazing new terrains. A great idea is to get a mini camera fixed on your helmet to record the awesome views while you ski.

4. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

The scenic hill station of Kufri in Himachal Pradesh is one of the best places to visit not just for skiing but for other adventure sports as well. The stunning natural beauty of the place is breathtaking as you explore the region. Apart from skiing, hiking/trekking is a popular tourist attraction as well. Tourists love exploring the remarkable region of Kufri as it offers a picturesque view of nature, providing countless photo ops. Try other adventure sports as well if you don’t feel like skiing.

5. Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

Also in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Narkanda is among the most popular ski destinations in India. While you can hire an expert to teach you the ropes of skiing, the rough, hilly terrains offer challenging opportunities to expert skiers as well. With the weather being exceptionally tough here, it is a popular saying in the region that you need to be able to do at least about 60 pushups to be fit to ski here under the challenging weather. If you manage to successfully ski here, you will have achieved a grand feat in the field of skiing.

India is a land of multiple opportunities offering many other adventure sports apart from skiing. What you can find in other countries, you will find it in India as well. Adrenaline pumping sports such as bungee jumping, paragliding, high-intensity trekking and hiking, rock climbing and several others are offered at countless locations across the country. Water sports such as jet skiing, scuba diving, parasailing, white river rafting, swimming and surfing among others are popular as well. So take that step and make India your next adventure sports’ travel destination.

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About Author: Passionate about traveling and then penning down the experiences, Rajesh didn’t have to leave any sort of corporate job or anything as he immediately started working for Indian Eagle as a traveler. It has been more than a year and he has not thought about taking a break from this. He rather enjoys it. Travel through his articles to know more about his world.

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