Midnight snow brings cheer to Manali vacationers : The Tribune India

Abhinav Vashisht

Kullu, December 6

Manali city skilled the primary snowfall of the season on the intervening evening of Sunday and Monday. The snowfall began round midnight and continued intermittently until 3 am. The city recorded round 2 inch of snow that was washed away by rain by midday at the moment. The Solang Nullah acquired round six inch of snowfall. The upper reaches lined with snow offered a extra scenic and panoramic view.

Vacationers had been elated to witness snow. Nehru Kund and Palchan close to Manali witnessed a heavy rush of vacationers whereas some revellers additionally visited the Solang Nullah. A vacationer from Haryana stated that they extended their keep after witnessing snowfall for the primary time of their life.

One other vacationer from Delhi stated that Manali was rightly known as ‘mini Switzerland’. The snow would enhance the Christmas and New 12 months season and the beneficiaries of the tourism trade had been hopeful that the vacationer footfall would improve.

Energy strains had been additionally broken in some areas because of the snowfall. Nevertheless, there was no report of any main harm triggered because of the inclement climate.

In the meantime, the Kullu district administration didn’t enable any automobile to cross the Atal Tunnel on the Manali-Leh Nationwide Freeway at the moment, as strategy roads had develop into slippery, making commuting dangerous. The Aut-Luhri freeway was additionally blocked on the Jalori Cross.

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