Changing weather brings the pleasant news for tourists fond of witnessing snow. Yesterday, upper hills of the Himachal Pradesh region including Manali, Rohtang Pass, Baralacha Pass and Kunzum Pass experienced the first continuous snowfall of the winter season 2010. Rohtang pass recorded more than two feet of snow yesterday, Solang Valley experiencing to third of the feet. Manali was not far behind as it experienced its first snowfall of the season measuring 6 inches. Even the high hills of Dhauladhar ranges overlooking from Kangra Valley wore a white blanket of snow. Now, as the snowfall has been experienced in the valleys of Himachal Pradesh, many tourists will be overwhelmed by the news as seeing snow is what everyone prioritize :). So, rush to book the holidays now…
Although snowfall caused many people to be left stranded in the Kullu – Manali region as villagers from tribal Lahaul Valley were in the Kullu region for ongoing Dusshera festival which was to end today. Rohtang Pass was to be closed on 31st October, 2010 but due to more than two feet of snow it has been closed. Officials may open the road for the Lahaul Valley villagers who are left stranded but for sure they won’t carry out any road clearing operations after 31st October, 2010.
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A number of tourists were stranded between Rohtang Pass and Manali as slippery conditions created by snow disrupted the movement of vehicles. The key tourist resort of Manali had the first snowfall of the season, receiving 6 cm snowfall while the Solang Nullah had 20 cm. The Rohtang Pass (13,050 ft), gateway to tribal Lahaul Valley, received 65-cm snowfall. The Rohtang Pass that was to be closed from October 31 had been closed today
Source: Rohtang Pass receives 65-cm snowfall