Monday 22 April 2019
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Hills near Shimla, Manali get season’s first snow

Hills near the Shimla and Manali experienced seasons first but light snowfall. Tourist spots near Shimla, like Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda experienced snowfall but the flakes melted within few hours.

The hills near Manali like Kothi and Marhi also have experienced snowfall. The Rohtang Pass saw more than one foot of snow, whereas the higher reaches in Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Kinnaur and Kullu districts also experienced moderate snowfall.

Due to cloudy conditions, the minimum temperatures across the state have increased by two to three degrees Celsius since Wednesday. The Shimla, which saw mild rain, recorded a low of 6.1 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 0.7 degree Celsius in Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district, 3.6 degrees Celsius in Manali, 1.5 degrees Celsius in Kalpa in Kinnaur district and 7.6 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala.

With the latest spell of snowfall, tourism sector is hoping revival of tourist activities in Shimla and other cities. This year Shimla and other cities of Himachal Pradesh saw a dip in tourist flow and with the snow flaks it is hoping to accelerate the counts.

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