White Christmas in Himachal Pradesh: Shimla experiences season’s first snowfall

Shimla on Sunday witnessed the season’s first snowfall as tourists flocking to the holiday destination were welcomed by sleet that quickly morphed itself into the snow. It, however, did not diminish the festive spirit as many were seen clicking pictures of the snowfall. Kufri, a small hill station 13 km away from the state capital, was covered by a thick cover of snow. The heavy snowfall affected vehicular movement on National Highway 5, news agency ANI reported.

Temperatures have been recorded above the average in popular tourist spots like Shimla, Narkanda, Kasauli, Manali, Dalhousie and Chamba owing to prevailing dry weather.

Social media obviously rang with festive posts of spectacular moments in the snow.

Needless to say, Christmas snow- universally recognized as the pinnacle of festive joy- brought smiles to many and it’s a day that will be remembered for a long time to come.


 

Everyone that saw these pictures, apart from the lucky bastards that witnessed it are all echoing the words of the classic Christmas carol. Let it snow, let it snow let it snoooww!

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