Shimla gets season’s first snowfall

If you were waiting for that perfect holiday to the hills of Himachal Pradesh amidst snowy landscape, the time has arrived. Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall on Jan 23.  Places near to Shimla like Kufri and Narkanda have also been experiencing snowfall, turning the tourist destinations more picturesque.
Temperature in Shimla fell to 2.7 degrees Celsius, after the hilly town recorded mild snowfall, while Kufri and Mashobra recorded moderate snowfall. Lower areas like Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Nahan, Bilaspur, Una, Hamirpur and Mandi towns received rain, bringing down the temperature considerably.
Travel Alert: The national highway (NH 5) is blocked ahead of  Shimla at Dhalli Kufri Narkanda. All traffic to Kinnaur has been diverted through Dhami-Basantpur road. Snowfall reported from upper Manali and higher regions of Kullu. Jalori pass is blocked due to heavy snow fall.