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Being home to the Himalayan Mountains, India can boast a great number of scenic destinations which experience snowfall - which in addition turning them into winter wonderlands also allows them to offer many exciting adventure activities. From skiing to snowboarding and ice skating, from to ice climbing to ice trekking, winter is a wonderful time for adrenaline in large parts of the country's north and northeast. Many of these destinations are popular hill stations - such as Shimla, Manali, Ladakh, Spiti Valley, Tawang, and Gangtok - which were chosen as getaways from the heat by the colonisers and local maharajas during the British Raj. But come winter, they take on a whole different - and even more exciting - hue!