Kangra and Chamba valley reeled under intense cold on Sunday with higher reaches experiencing heavy snow on the second consecutive day, while foothills witnessing heavy rains.
Icy cold winds continued to sweep the entire valley as sky remained overcast.
Hill-towns, Dharamsala, Palampur, Baijnath and other low-lying areas of the Kangra district experienced heavy rainfall, while picturesque Naddi overlooking Dharamsala town experienced moderate snowfall.
The trekkers' destination, Triund, received around two feet of snow. The temperature in the valley has gone down considerably with icy cold winds forcing people in foothill areas to stay indoors.
Reports are also of snowfall in higher reaches of Chamab district, including Tissa, Bharmour, Slooni and Pangi, bringing down the temperature in the region. The famous tourist resort, Dalhousie, also received six inches of snow.
Meanwhile, power cuts at regular intervals in Chamba district, including tribal Pangi and Bharmour, added to the miseries of the people. Meteorological centre, Shimla, has forecast heavy rain and snowfall in middle and high hills across the state in next 24 hours.