"Oh the weather outside is frightful,
but the fire is so delightful.
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!"
— Sammy Cahn
Who here loves winter? Even if you are not much of a winter person, I bet watching snowfall always skips your heartbeat as it can be an enthralling experience. The snowflakes falling gently from the sky creates a pretty magical environment. The pearl-white blanket of fresh snow blankets everything creating a relaxed and serene environment. Snow-covered areas become more enchanting, turning even simple areas into breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. Leaves and branches hidden under layers of snow and the sunlight reflecting them makes them magnificent.
"With every falling flake, a unique spark of interest falls from heaven." — Percy Miller
In Pakistan, where snowfall occurs mainly are mountainous regions and valleys.
If you are a Pakistani or a tourist visiting Pakistan these days, I urge you to go to any of these places and experience the magic of snow.
1. Leepa Valley:
Already a valley with a beautiful landscape, in winter it is a sight not to be missed. Located in Azad Kashmir, this scenic valley is surrounded by majestic mountains filled with pine trees. When snow covers this marvelous location, you cannot imagine how mesmerizing it becomes.
A famous district in Balochistan and the habitat of the second-largest Juniper forest in the world, Ziarat is a place popular among tourists. In winter, this place gives you fairytale vibes with clustered trees and hills covered in snow.
Frozen lakes, meadows, and mountains covered in pristine snow, it’s like you stepped into a winter wonderland. There are several valleys to visit in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Major places are Hunza and Skardu where many festivals and activities are being organized to celebrate the winter season.
“Winter is not a season, it's a celebration.” -Anamika Mishra.
4. Malam Jabba:
Nestled in the Hindu Kush range in Swat valley, Malam Jabba is full of lush green mountains and exotic terrains. In 1988, a ski resort was constructed which increased tourism and recreational activities. So plan your vacation to Swat whether you want to enjoy skiing or just experience snowfall in this heavenly land.
5. Pir Chinasi:
Pir Chinasi is a beautiful hill station in Muzaffarabad, filled with pine forests, oak trees, and lush green meadows. In winter when everything is covered in snow, Pir Chinasi gives a whole different vibe. Do visit and experience the magic of snow.