Often called 'The Gateway to Ladakh', Drass is the coldest place in India and 2nd coldest place in the world. This small town is located in the kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir and perched at an altitude of 3,280 m (10,760 ft). The average temperature in the parts are 15 °C, and during winter, the temperature can come down to −45 °C which is cold.
Kargils town is located in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. Kargil experiences staggeringly cold winters with temperatures nose-diving to as low as -45 degree.
With temperature dropping to as low as -42°c in the extreme winters, Leh is one of the coldest places in India. This wonderfully cool and charming town is located in the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar is the capital of Jammu and Kashmir located at an elevation of 5,200 ft above sea level. The temperature hovers around 27.1 °C during the summer. The winter temperatures can drod to as low as -2.5 degrees.
Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). Gangtok remains cold throughout the year and witness extremely harsh winters.