Fresh Snowfall at Dhauladhar Ranges

Fresh Snowfall in Dharamsala

Heavy rains lashed Kangra valley of Himachal last night . It was followed by hailstorm . The Dhauladhar Ranges had a fresh layer of snow adding to the beauty of the valley. A photographic view of the Ranges from Dharamsala.

Hills overlooking Manali get snow

Shimla: (IANS) Hills overlooking the popular tourist destination Manali today saw mild snowfall. It was the season’s first major snowfall in the region.

The meteorological office here said that the higher hills in Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Kinnaur and Kullu districts got moderate snowfall.

Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti where Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will reach Thursday to address an election meeting, saw more than 1 cm of snow.

The temperatures plummeted across the state after rain and snowfall.

Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Kasauli, Manali, Dharamsala, Chamba and Dalhousie experienced intermittent rain through the night.

Shimla recorded a low of 6.3 degrees Celsius while it was five degrees in Manali, one degree in Kalpa in Kinnaur district and minus 0.5 degree in Keylong.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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