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Fresh Snowfall Alert in Higher Reaches in Himachal Pradesh between January 7 and 10

The meteorological department in Shimla announces on January 6th that several higher areas in the districts like Chamba, Mandi, Lahaul and Spiti, Shimla and Kullu-Manali will receive fresh snowfall between January 7 and 10. The MeT Department also said that western disturbances will cause fresh snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the higher reaches as well as rainfall in the mid-hills this week.

Surendar Paul, the Director of MeT Centra, Shimla said that “Western disturbances will cause snowfall in higher reaches and rain/snowfall in mid hills from tomorrow morning. By Sunday, the spell of snowfall and rain will intensify further. In lower hills and plains, the weather will remain cloudy and there’s a forecast of rain at a few places.” He also mentioned, “This will affect the entire state and several places are expected to receive snowfall and rain over the next couple of days after January 10.”

As this is the best time for snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, locals related to tourism as well as tourists are eagerly waiting for heavy snowfall with bated breath. Tourist spots in Himachal including Manali, Solang Valley, Shimla’s Kufri and Narkanda have already witnessed a flock of tourists who came to experience the magical moments of snowfall.

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However, as snowfall is predicted, several roads in higher places might get blocked. Including two national highways, 70 roads in Himachal are already blocked due to snowfall. Roads in Mandi, Solan, Shimla, Solan and Una Districts are clear and safe to visit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much snowfall does Himachal Pradesh typically receive in the winter season?

Himachal Pradesh typically receives a good amount of snowfall in the winter season.

Can I visit Himachal Pradesh during the snowfall season?

Yes, you can visit Himachal Pradesh during the snowfall season, which is the best time to experience snowfall.

Are the roads in Himachal Pradesh safe to travel on during the snowfall season?

Roads in higher reaches in the state get blocked due to heavy snowfall but several roads remain open and they are safe to travel with a local driver.

Are there any festivals or events held in Himachal Pradesh during the snowfall season?

Winter Carnivals and winter sports events are held in Himachal Pradesh during the snowfall season.

Is it possible to do trekking or hiking in the mountains during the snowfall season in Himachal Pradesh?

Yes, it is possible to do trekking or hiking in the mountains in some parts of Himachal Pradesh during the snowfall season.

Published: 09 Jan, 2023

About the author

Nandini Bhattacharya

From the ‘City of Joy,’ Kolkata, Nandini Bhattacharya is a Travel Writer by profession and traveller by passion. She loves to explore places around the world, new cultures, different cuisines and all new things that one can learn outside the home. She also loves to document her journey so that people can be inspired and travel more. Nandini is a nature lover and talks about sustainable tourism. She wants to make this world a good place where people can live healthy and happily.