Watch video: Manali gets season’s first snowfall
Rain lashed lower areas of the state such as Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Nahan, Bilaspur, Una, Hamirpur and Mandi, dipping the mercury.punjab Updated: Dec 13, 2017 12:08 IST
Snowfall continued to elude this Himachal Pradesh capital on Tuesday, but another picturesque tourist resort Manali had mild snowfall overnight, season’s first spell.
“Manali and the hills overlooking it experienced mild to moderate spells of snow and there are chances of more snow till Wednesday,” an official at the meteorological office here told IANS.
He said picturesque Kalpa, some 250 km from Shimla, also experienced snow.
“High-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing snow since Monday,” the official added.
Rain lashed lower areas of the state such as Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Nahan, Bilaspur, Una, Hamirpur and Mandi, dipping the mercury.
Tourist spots near Shimla, such as honeymooners’ paradise Kufri and Narkanda experienced mild snowfall, turning the hill stations even more picturesque.
As news of the snowfall flashed across the plains, tourists started arriving in Manali and the nearby hills like Solang and Gulaba.
“We are hopeful of getting good arrival of tourists in Manali and its nearby areas with this season’s first spell of snowfall,” Manali Hoteliers Association President Gajinder Thakur told IANS over the phone.
During past 24 hours, Keylong in Lahul Spiti recorded lowest minimum temperature in the state at -2.4 degree Celsius, Kalpa in Kinnaur -0.2 degree, Dalhousie 0.2 degree Celsius, Manali 0.6 degree Celsius and Shimla 4.0 degree Celsius.
The Met said the weather would remain dry after Wednesday as the western disturbances would recede from the region.
First Published: Dec 12, 2017 10:01 IST