It's that time of the year again. Elaborate festive lights are switched on and Christmas trees are up—the only thing missing is chilly weather and snow. After all, it is a quintessential part of Christmas that most of us associate with the holiday season thanks to Western depictions.
When it comes to choosing a destination for a snowy Christmas, Asia is often overlooked. However, there are many countries and towns that experience heavy snowfalls in certain parts of Asia towards the end of the year.
From mountainous towns in India to your well-known ski resorts and chalets in Japan and South Korea, there are several holiday destination ideas you can consider for a picture-perfect white Christmas. Below, we list some of the most beautiful holiday locations you can visit for the festive season.
India typically sees high temperatures that rival that of Singapore’s own all year round and even their winter months tend to see highs of 27 degrees and lows of only 15 degrees. However, in mountainous areas such as Shimla and Kashmir, you can experience snowfall during the winter months of December and January.
In Kashmir, travellers can expect to see the lush mountains and hiking trails turn into snowy wonderlands over winter with a plethora of snow activities that you can enjoy. Besides skiing and sledging, you can also enjoy the annual Gulmarg Snow Festival which features winter sports, cultural performances and more.
If you are looking for something a little more quaint, we recommend visiting Shimla instead. This mountainous area in India offers various winter activities such as the popular Kalka Shimla toy train ride, the Shimla winter carnival and more.