India is geographically a vast country, extending thousands of kilometers from North to South and East to West, which is the reason of diverse climatic conditions here. The North, Northeast and Central regions of the country experiences tough winters in particular, with mercury continually dipping during the winter months.
Here is a list of top 10 coldest places in India:
Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is considered to be one of the coldest places in India, with temperatures dipping to nearly 5-7 C during the chilling winter season.
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The charming hill station of Darjeeling in West Bengal is another place in India, known to have chilling winter weather, with mercury dropping to sub zero level. Darjeeling is also known for its tea plantations.
Another place known for its spine chilling weather is the beautiful hill station of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, which is also known as the Queen of Hills. Besides its ever dropping mercury, the city is known for getting guaranteed snowfall on the occasions of Christmas and New Year.
Next among the top 10 coldest places in India is the capital city of Delhi, which experiences chilly winters every year, with temperatures dropping down in the range of 3-4 C, accompanied by foggy mornings and evenings to make things worse for the otherwise lively city.
One of the coldest places in the Northern Plains of India is the city of Amritsar, which is home to the world famous Sikh pilgrimage, The Golden Temple. The city, which experiences heavy fog and sub zero temperature during extreme winter, but is also known for its extremely hot summer.