Manali, nearby hills covered in blanket of snow


Shimla, Dec 28: Manali and its nearby hills on Friday received more snow and covered in a white blanket, attracting tourists.

People shivered as icy winds along with snow in higher reaches
brought down the minimum temperature and Manali recorded minus 5.4 degree.

The highest point Solang ski slopes and picturesque Kothi, both near Manali.

According to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official “Snowfall occurred at isolated places in Kullu and Kinnaur districts in the past 24 hours. Cold wave prevailed in Shimla, Kullu, Kinnaur, Kangra and Chamba districts”.

Kalpa, some 250 km from Shimla, witnessed snow on Thursday, with the minimum temperature falling to minus 6 degree Celsius.

With minus 11.4 degree Celsius Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest place in the state.

It was 3.2 degrees in Dharamsala and minus 1.1 degree in Dalhousie town.

As news of the snowfall flashed across the plains, tourists started arriving in Manali and other places to have a glimpse of picturesque.


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