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Shimla, Manali turn white again; tourists make merry

IANS  |  Shimla 

Popular tourist destinations Shimla, and Dalhousie received another spell of overnight snowfall on Sunday, which snapped internal road links in some areas of but tourists made merry by hurling snowballs at one another.

Hoteliers cheered in the hope that more tourists will come in large numbers in the coming days even as the forecast dry weather from Monday.

Tourist spots near Shimla, such as Kufri, Chail, Fagu and Narkanda also experienced mild snowfall, making the hill stations even more picturesque.

Likewise, and its uphill Solang ski slopes and Kalpa, 250 km from the state capital, saw snowfall.

Dalhousie in district saw 30 cm of snow, state's highest.

told IANS that snowfall occurred in Shimla, Kullu, Kinnaur, and districts.

"The higher reaches have experienced moderate to heavy snowfall, while lower hills were lashed with rain," he said.

The minimum temperature in was recorded at 0.2 degree Celsius, whereas Keylong in district was the coldest place in the state at minus 11 degree. and Keylong saw 3.5 cm and nine cm of snow, respectively.

It was 2.2 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala, minus 4.8 degree Celsius in Kalpa and minus 1.6 degree Celsius in

Tourists in Shimla, known for the imperial grandeur of its buildings that were once institutions of power when the town served as the summer capital of British India, were seen making merry by hurling snowballs at one another.

"For the first time we have seen snowfall," said Nitika Sodhi, a tourist from Chandigarh, who was in along with her friends.

The snowy landscape in Shimla will stay for one-two days, an of the said.



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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 10:20 IST