Snow Fall in SHIMLA/MANALI A thick blanket of snow enveloped the so called queen of hills on Wednesday night and rainfall along with thunderstorms lashed the city in the next morning. By afternoon sunlight again cherished the fallen snow and the entire place can be imagined as if it's a new world composing of bright snowfall all around. While heavy snowfall in Manali and the local surroundings kept the tourists and the local people, there was heavy rush of people in Shimla too. This was the first snowfall received by the state for this New Year 2012. Chilling icy winds sweeping the places around has shivered the people here. The famous spot, Kufri is covered under snow, Manali is still snowing and already a foot has been recorded. Mall road and the other spots have densely populated themselves by the residents and the tourists. In brief, the actual paramount of the winter has started. It's a boom period for Himachal Tourism.
Although there are too many such places in the whole country where a person can surf and enjoy his winters but the place like Himachal is the safest of all, statistics tells that the state is zero terrorism state as compared to Sikkim and well known state in this regard, i.e. Jammu and Kashmir. So, it's a routine of the people to visit the places in the state once in a year and cherish their holidays. Most of the people visit to have a glimpse of the snowfall and many-a-times they are unable to have that due to unpredicted reasons. This year it seems like you'll have the glimpses and some live action of snowfall. So, be sure to get your devices ready for capturing some thrilling action while the snow is falling.
People in Shimla and Manali area were left delight surprised to have snowfall in the morning hours. While this was about the city areas, remote areas of the state have been issued the warnings, i.e. to stay indoors. Lahaul valley of Lahaul-Spiti district has cripped the normal life of the people. There is a threat of avalanches and henceforth, people are warned about it by the local administration.
In Shimla, chilly weather has made people to be indoors and cut in electricity from time to time due to environmental factors added to the woes of people. In such a regard, there is a old tradition of the people to make a fireplace and to sit around in groups all day along. This is how the winters are spent here by most of the families. Surrounding areas of Shimla including Shogi, Kandhaghat and Solan also reported showers throughout the night time. The upper Shimla district including Narkanda, Jubbal, Kufri, Chopal, Kotkhai and Kharapathar received heavy snowfall and the roadways; the only means to connect the places is blocked. The lower areas in Shimla reported heavy rainfall only.
According to the forecast department, this would continue to happen for the couple of days. So, it's a good time to the tourists to book your tickets and let your holidays be enjoyed under the snowfall blanket. This is the time for which almost every person waits for. Shimla is the place that experiences extreme climatic conditions. The stay here is also extreme. One can get almost every facility here in any regard, take it sports action of the luxurious places. All the collaboration is done according to the different taste of the people and every individual is satisfied to the fullest. The altitude is the only reason here at Shimla which makes diverse climatic conditions. Although there is no specified time of the year to visit the place due to its very dynamic nature, but the presence of snowfall and the chilling winters is the most thrilling time to visit and to perform some of the thrilling actions here. Now, the facilities like Para-gliding, skiing is the best type of sports that can be enjoyed in this period of the only. This is the time where temperature drops to sub-zeroes conditions during peak winter season. The tourist throng during this period is due to the Christmas time and the New Year time, the only thing that people were waiting was snowfall.
Weather is cloudy with occasional rain. So, let's hope for some more snowfall action.