Himachal Pradesh, the Himalayan State of India, has got heavy snowfall during last week. Localites loved the snowfall initially, while various problems are making the life difficult in hills. At the same time, tourist inflow to the state has increased a lot. Max number of tourists are expected to visit Himachal hill stations next week-end.
Tourist spots near Shimla, like Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda experienced snowfall, triggering a rush of tourists in Shimla. Likewise, the Solang ski slopes, located just 13 km uphill from Manali, saw snow turning the hill completely white. Manali had no electricity for 24 hours after snowfall and hopefully today it will be sunny out there.
Above photograph shows Indira Gandhi Medical College covered with white sheet of fresh snow. (IGMC, Shimla under snow)
All these photographs have been shared by Varun Chaudhary except few by Amit Kanwar. Both of them are brilliant photographers from Shimla and have shared great moments with us at PHOTO JOURNEY.
High altitude places like Shimla, Manali & Lahaul has seen snowfall while lower areas of the state including Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Nahan, Chamba and Mandi received moderate rain, bringing the temperature down considerably.
A beautiful photograph of Ridge Ground of Shimla with white snow shining in late evening. There are people out on Mall road on ridge with umbrellas.
The temperature has decreased in Himachal Pradesh with Shimla recording a minimum temperature of 3.6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, down from Monday's 4.3 degrees Celsius. The night temperature in Keylong, the state's coldest place, was 2.9 degrees Celsius below the freezing point. Kalpa saw a low of minus 1.2 degrees, while the temperature was two degrees in Manali.
Transportation has impacted big time in areas which have got snowfall. In fact, many of the places are not getting electricity due to brokerage of installed equipments. Appropriate authorities working hard to get out of the state. At various places, water pipes are frozen, so water supply is also creating problems for localities.
Snowfall in Shimla is always welcomed by tourists, Hoteliers & local folks. But most of the times, it hit badly the life of local folks when internal transportation gets impacted, electricity & water problems start badly and many other related issues. So snowfall brings mixed emotions for different segments of society. Hotel owners become very happy, labor class also gets more than enough work and can charge more than usually wages etc.
Here is a photograph of Jakhu hill covered with snow. All high deodars trees covered with white layer of snow.
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