Manali Gets Season’s First Snowfall

Hotel industry excited over season's first snowfall in Kullu-Manali valley

Manali: To the delight of residents and tourists Manali received its first snowfall of the season. Where the resort township had a mild fall, the nearby ski slopes of Solang and Koti recorded a heavy snowfall.


Temperatures dipped and were below freezing point at many places around Manali. Other parts of Kullu district received widespread rains.


The picturesque resort Gulaba, some 20 km uphill from Manali, recorded 7.5 cm of snow.

As news about the snowfall in and around Manali spread over television and social media platforms, hotel managements were busy responding to booking queries from tourists.

“We are hopeful of having a better arrival of tourists in Manali and nearby places,” saod Anupram Thakur, president Manali Hoteliers Association.

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.

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  1. says: Vikrant thakur

    Very nice article with real time photographs. Definitely it will help in boosting tourist flow towards manali.

  2. says: Anand

    Well good to know that valley is having early snow fall this time. This could mean a lot to valley interms of agriculture, economy and living to the people. As their livelihoods depends upon the nature and natural products and tourism. Snow fall brings hope for good season ahead for everyone in the valley.

  3. says: bSudipta

    Two weeks ago, I was at Manali from Bengal. When I was stayed there, temperature falls -1c. And visited Rohtang Pass with -11c. Naturally, there was a perfect situatuation for snowfall. But visited at Manali, I have feeled it is in some how conjusted. Request to all who are lives in Manali, don’t make it Darjeeling which is now so conjusted and heavy traffic presures.

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