OK, this post has jumped the queue. 😛 This one is for Rahi who wants to see his life’s first snowfall. His constraints – He lives in Delhi and can afford only two days leave. He is keen on Simla, a hill station.
Rahi, I suggest the best place within your limitation is Kufri, 19 Kms ahead of Simla on NH22. It is at an altitude of 2,622 m.
Though in two days time you may not experience the actual snowfall but there is a high possibility of seeing some freshly laid snow if you go towards end of December – January. If you don’t already know, snow doesn’t fall everyday but you can enjoy it if it is fresh. But be careful with a bit old one.. .. it becomes ice and is extremely dangerous.
Even if it is not snowing, you can enjoy some skiing there, it being one of the oldest places in India to be associated with skiing. Do not worry if you do not know skiing, there are plenty of alternatives to enjoy the snow like sliding on a big tyre. You can also enjoy a Pony or a Yak Ride.
Do not worry about the ice shoes and other heavy clothings, you get them all on rent. Take a good pair of sun-glasses and good skin lotion though.
A vehicle clearing the snow from the road
I have been to Kufri long time back but can not put any photo here as they are taken from analogue camera and I am really short of time to scan them. So, enjoy this one .. .. shot in Switzerland.