Winter destination in Kumaon,Uttarakhand


Winters at this time of the year in Kumaon can get glacial. It snows almost every winter here. People who have special love for snowfalls must visit Kumaon at this time. Regions like Chaukori- Munsiyari which is located in Pithoragarh district of Kumaon which is about 490 km from Delhi receives heavy snowfalls at this time of the year. These are the areas where you can enjoy the snowfalls at its best.

Here is a list of places to visit in Kumaon, Uttarakhand in winter

MUNSIYARI-Mini Kashmir of India



Milam Inn Munsiyari

Situated in the Pithoragarh district, Munsiyari is the base of the Himalayan mountain range. The mighty peaks of Nanda Dev and Panchachuli are distinctly visible from this tiny hamlet. Renowned for its captivating sunrise and sunset, simply awesome. It is popular among high altitude trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. The Diverse flora & fauna, the misty weather, and the enticing Himalayas should be enough to give Munsiyari a place on your bucket list. Among the enchanting winter destinations in Uttarakhand, Munsiyari is highly recommended.

KAUSANI- Switzerland of India

The “Switzerland of India”- Kausani! Famous for its tea gardens, diverse flora & fauna, and lofty peaks, Kausani is one of the famous destinations in India. The mighty peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, and Trishul are distinctly visible from this tiny hamlet. Renowned for its captivating sunrise and sunset, Kausani is among the essential places to visit in Uttarakhand in December.

NAINITAL – A City of Lakes

Being in Nainital during winters is one of the most exhibirating experince of a person’s life. Walking hand in hand with your beloved around the cold dark waters of the lake in solitude that you can hear even sound of snow flakes falling on your shoulders – amd you begin to wonder if all the world is sleping in the glory of Winter -a moment to discover your inner self.

CORBETT – The Land of Roar & Trumpet

This popular destination is best visited between the months of October to February which is the winter months. During this period, you can sight beautiful varieties of birds. So, evidently for birding winters is the best time to visit Corbett. Besides birds, winter time is the most captivating time of the year to witness varieties of mammals and reptiles. You can even sight the majestic Bengal tiger and other species. During winters all the safari zones in the park remain open. You can also book a stay inside these zone’s beautiful resorts which provide well-maintained accommodation. The daytime remains quite balmy and pleasant in winter, however during night time, the temperature may go down to about 5 degree Celsius, hence it is better to carry something warm.

Binsar – The land of supreme bliss

A trekker’s paradise, Binsar is among the famous places to visit in Uttarakhand in November. With undulating walking trails, snow-capped Himalayan peaks, and picturesque valleys, Binsar is an oyster for those seeking solitude and peace.

CHAUKORI -Earthern Bowl of Kumaon

Chaukori is one of the few places in Kumaon, where you will find tea gardens. As the name suggests, it’s like a bowl, cupped within the Himalayan heartland. It is an idyllic holiday resort amidst unspoilt nature – a land bestowed with natural abundance, fruit orchards, and the forests of Pines, Oaks, and Rhododendrons.

One of the most magnificent aspects of holidaying in Chaukori is the fabulous sunrise and sunset that you are treated to. The night sky is studded with a million stars that simply take your breath away. The charming little town of Chaukori is unlike any other hill station you have seen. Chaukori is a somnolent, peaceful hamlet in Pithoragarh district of the Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand.Winters in Chaukori are cold, with a maximum temperature of around ten degrees (10°C) and a minimum temperature of around two degrees (2°C). The months of October, November, December, January, and February are the winter months in Chaukori. You should carry heavy winter clothing during this time due to the reduced temperatures.

So hurry! Pack your bags and go on these winter destinations in the Kumaon Himalayas before all the snow melts away.‘Winter is coming’!

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