A fresh spell of snow has been seen in several parts of the North India state of Himachal Pradesh on Monday, March 14, 2016. While the high altitude areas and mountain passes experienced intermittent snowfall, the mid and lower hills were affected by heavy rains resulting in the drop of day temperature by five to seven degrees in most parts of the state.
As per the local report, tourist places around Shimla like Kufri, Narkanda, Jubbal and Kotkhai got received snow amidst heavy rain and hailstorm. In Shimla, snowflakes were experienced. However, it is likely for the area to witness more snow over the next three days according to local MeT office. On the other side, tourist attractions like Rohtang Pass and Upper Manali have received about 100 cm of snow. In several destinations in districts of Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti, the snowfall still continues, which means tourists planning a visit over a weekend or in a week to come have a fair chance of witnessing snow in March in Himachal Pradesh.
Not only this, but the less frequented attractions of Himachal like The Dhauladhar ranges in Kangra and Churdhar ranges in Sirmaur and the tribal areas of Keylong were lashed down by snow, bringing the temperature down by five to seven degrees. In Kalpa, Bharmaur, Kothi and Hansa 12 cm, 11 cm, 10 cm and 5 cm of snowfall was received respectively. Thus, it can be stated that once the alarm of heavy rains along with hailstorm cease to go off in next three days, tourists will have the opportunity to enjoy a good amount of snow in various part of the state.