Bright and chilly in Himachal

Shimla : There was a slight respite in the cold in the mid hills of Himachal Pradesh Monday which saw sunny day , even as chilly conditions continued to prevail in the higher hills of the state .

The state capital Shimla recorded a high of 15.6 C the highest in many weeks . Locals and tourists moved out of their houses in large numbers to enjoy the nice sunshine .

The Mall and the Ridge in downtown Shimla witnessed huge crowds soaking in the sunshine for much of the day .

Manali also experienced a sunny day , but it was much colder here as light snow fell on Sunday delighting tourists.

Almost 350 skiers including foreigners gathered as the four day alpine skiing premier league got underway at the Solang ski ski slopes over looking Manali town .

In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.

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