Snowfall continues in Himachal Pradesh’s capital Shimla on Tuesday. On the other hand, there was a First slight snowfall of this season during the night in Manali, another picturesque tourist destination of the state. An official of the Meteorological Department said, “There was light to moderate snowfall in Manali and nearby hill stations and there is the possibility of more snowfall by Wednesday.” The official also said that there is snowfall even in Kalpa which is about 250 kilometers far from Shimla. The Meteorological Department also introduces that the snowfall is going on in the highlands of Lahaul, Spiti, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts.
There were rains in the low-lying areas of the state like Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Nahan, Bilaspur, Una, Hamirpur, and Mandi which resulted in a decrease in temperature. This low temperature and beautiful snowfall also attract the tourists as well. The local residents here woke up in the morning, joy with happiness after seeing a light sheet of snow in the area.
Other the light snowfall in tourist sites near to Shimla such as Kufri and Narkanda have made these mountainous sites even more beautiful. Listening to the snowfall, tourists from the plains have started reaching nearby hills like Manali and Solang and Gulba.
Gajendra Thakur, who is Manali Hotels Association’s President said, “With the first snowfall of the season, we expect a large number of tourists coming to Manali and the surrounding areas.”
Apart from that in the plains of the Jammu region, snowfall also took place from Monday morning. “The current weather conditions may continue on Wednesday and Thursday, after which the active western disturbance above the areas in Jammu and Kashmir will start weakening,” said an official of the Meteorological Department. Also, the reports said that the snowfall in Gulmarg has increased the possibilities of winter sports.