Temperatures have been rising in the hills as the spring turns to summer and clear skies raise hot weather conditions.
The meteorological office today recorded 22.9 degree Celsius at Shimla and 19.6 degree Celsius at Kalpa in Kinnaur.
Una, on the border with Punjab with a high of 36 degrees Celsius was the hottest place in the state followed by Sundernagar 33.4 degree Celsius. Temperatures at the hill township of Dharamshala touched 26.8 degree Celsius, Bhuntar in Kullu valley was 29.5 degree Celsius, Nahan 31 degree Celsius and Solan recorded 28 degree Celsius.
With temperatures soaring in the plains, the summer tourist season in the hills is also beginning to pick up.
Bon vivant, writer extraordinaire.