Experience Himachal’s snowfall: 5 ultimate destinations for you

With January drawing to its conclusion, the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh finally broke the dry spell to bring in the long-awaited snowfall. Following an uncharacteristically snowless start to the year, the higher reaches of these states are now finally blanketed in snow. The end-of-the-month spectacle brought a sigh of relief and delight to locals and travellers alike, heralding the arrival of the quintessential winter charm that defines these regions. 

Experience North’s Snowfall with SaffronStays

The snow-capped peaks of Himachal Pradesh, including popular destinations like Shimla, Manali, and Mashobra, attract travellers from far and wide to witness the enchanting beauty of nature’s snowy embrace. For locals, snowfall means a time of celebration, with children building snowmen and families gathering around crackling fires to enjoy warmth and togetherness amidst the wintry landscape.

Here are some of SaffronStays villas to enjoy this spectacle before it’s too late. 

1. SaffronStays Big Dipper, Bir

As February begins, Bir-Billing finds itself embraced by the formidable cloak of the Himalayan winter, adorned with a thick layer of snow. This rural town located in Himachal Pradesh is known for its Tibetan monasteries, and breathtaking canvas of natural beauty. With verdant valleys, towering mountains, and azure skies converge in harmonious splendour, creating a scene of unparalleled serenity and wonder. SaffronStays Big Dipper, perched in Bir as India’s highest all-weather glamping site, recently witnessed the captivating beauty of snowfall, draping the landscape in pristine white blankets, offering a breathtaking spectacle for all who behold it. 

2. SaffronStays Mosum Retreat, Manali

The majestic mountains encircling Manali stand adorned with glistening snow, while the charming streets and quaint cottages are blanketed in a soft, white layer. SaffronStays Mosum Retreat, a vintage 5-bedroom home that offers a charming Pahadi retreat. Experience an enchanting stay amidst the apple orchard and dense vegetation and the authentic charm of village life. Gather around the crackling bonfire in the evening to sing Himachal folk songs and indulge in curated BBQ delights, adding more fun to your stay.

3. SaffronStays  Monarch Manor, Manali

If living like royalty while experiencing the Manali snowfall is on your bucket list, SaffronStays Monarch Manor is an unmissable option for you. Nestled in one of Manali’s serene locales, this restored architectural gem offers breathtaking views of snow-clad surroundings. Immerse yourself in authentic Pahadi meals, unwind in the bathtub, and soak in the tranquillity of this picturesque retreat.

4. SaffronStays Sherni House, Mashobra

As winter blankets Mashobra in snow, the landscape transforms into a breathtaking spectacle, offering unparalleled beauty just 30 km from Shimla airport. Nestled within Mashobra, SaffronStays Sherni House, a charming 5-bedroom pet-friendly cottage, provides unrivalled views of Shimla’s rolling hills and lush valleys. Start your day on private balconies, sip freshly brewed coffee, bond over board games, and end with a delightful live BBQ and crackling bonfire under the starlit sky, crafting cherished memories.

5. SaffronStays Kesar Villa, Naggar

For those looking for a quieter snow escapade from Manali’s bustling crowds, Naggar is a perfect option. Featured in News.18, SaffronStays Kesar Villa stands as a tribute to apple orchardist Shri Kesar Ram. Endless deodar trees envelop this 5-bedroom pet-friendly haven, perfect to experience a slow life. As snow blankets the surrounding orchards, the villa becomes a picturesque retreat, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the authentic beauty of the Himalayas.

Before the Snowfall Recedes

Before the snow bids adieu,
Embrace its fleeting beauty, anew.
In Himachal’s wintry embrace, find solace true,
A moment to cherish, a memory to pursue.

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