Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh receive last snow of season; tourists flock in, few roads cut off
Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh received the last snow of the season.
After over a two-month-long dry spell, the Kashmir Valley received its first major snowfall this season on Monday. The snowfall has, to a large extent, addressed the concerns of the residents in Srinagar, who were worried over the extended dry spell in winter. Reuters
A car moves through a snow-covered road during the snowfall in Srinagar. The minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 0.6 degrees Celsius while it was minus 7.9 in Pahalgam and minus 10.5 in Gulmarg, the coldest in the valley. Reuters
At Karanagar, policemen took their positions near the site of encounter with suspected militants amid snowfall in Srinagar. Reuters
Popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali continued to experience more snowfall on the second day on Tuesday, while lower hills across Himachal Pradesh were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches. Tourist spots near Shimla like Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda also experienced snowfall, making the hill stations even more picturesque. PTI
People walked along Mall Road in Shimla on Monday after the town received the last snow of the season. Shimla, which saw intermittent snow almost throughout the day, recorded a minimum temperature of zero degrees Celsius while the maximum stayed at 6.4 degrees Celsius. Manali saw a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius. PTI
As news of the snowfall spread, tourists started arriving in Shimla and in nearby Kufri, Mashobra and Narkanda. However, towns in Shimla district such as Jubbal, Kotkhai, Kharapathar, Rohru and Chopal are cut off due to snow. Kothi near Manali experienced 45 centimetres of snow, the highest in the state. PTI