Here are few pictures of Rashel village of Pattan valley in Lahaul Spiti District.

With the snowfall in the higher riches, the mid and higher hills and tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh continued to reel under cold wave conditions.

The Rohtang Pass has been blocked for vehicular traffic and subsequently cut off the Lahaul and Spiti district from the rest of the state.

The mercury has dipped in tribal areas around freezing point in tribal areas while it stayed three to five degrees below normal at several places. Keylong was recorded coldest in the region with minimum temperature at minus 2.1 degrees Celsius while Kalpa recorded a low of minus 0.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Manali 1.6 degrees Celsius and Shimla 5.9 degrees Celsius.

Picture Courtesy: Inder Jeet Bhanoo