Manali: Tourist spots Manali, well known as a honeymooners’ paradise, Solang valley and Gulaba experienced mild snowfall today, turning the hill stations even more picturesque.
Snowfall that had continued to evade the tourist township on Monday, woke up today with an overnight mild snowfall, marking it as the season’s first spell.
“Manali and the hills overlooking it experienced mild to moderate spells of snow and there are chances of more snow till Wednesday,” stated a local weather forecast
Mercury dipped in valley as rain lashed Kullu valley.
As news of the snowfall spread fast over social media with many tourists posting selfies in scenic surroundings, more tourists have started arriving in Manali and in the nearby hills like Solang and Gulaba.
“We are looking forward to the arrival of a good number of tourists in Manali and its nearby areas as the season’s first snowfall is bound to attract many visitors,” Gajinder Thakur, president Manali Hoteliers Association told Hill Post over phone.
Photos by Sanjay Dutta
Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice.
He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express.
With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology.
Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.