While the growing tension between India and Pakistan has badly affected tourism in Kashmir, there is no impact on tourism in Himachal where tourists are thronging to see snow and hoteliers are claiming to have observed satisfactory business in winters after many years. Despite lean season and advisory for avalanches and landslides, tourists are visiting

With incessant rain triggering landslides along Mandi-Manali national highway, Kullu administration has requested people to avoid driving during nighttime when its raining heavily. Another landslide at 16 Mile, 12km from Manali, had blocked the NH on Wednesday and Thursday. Four vehicles that were attempting to cross the stretch got stuck in boggy road on Wednesday

With almost all major and link roads including Kullu-Manali national highway blocked with landslides, hundreds of trees uprooted and no phone or internet access in many places, heavy rain and snowfall has wreaked havoc in Kullu-Manali. Despite all this, tourists are having fun in Manali as the town is receiving frequent snow. Manali and its

A week after heavy snowfall crippled life in Himachal, another spell of heavy snowfall in upper Himachal, including Manali and Lahaul-Spiti district and parts of Kinnaur district has affected normal life while avalanches have posed threat to both property and lives. An avalanche in Yangthang area of Lahaul has reportedly damaged three houses. No mishap

Unacquainted with conventional games in their childhood and devoting the time in romancing with snow, many generations of countryside villages of Manali have left no stone unturned to turn their land into mini Europe where people worship skiing as their deities. The villages have now become the wellspring of professional skiers for India, with over 70 children and youth

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s village Prini will soon become the smartest village of the country and will attract large number of tourist. Himachal government has drafted a plan to make village digitally sound and an eco-tourism hub. A large number of tourists visiting Manali generally ask about the location of Prini where Vajpayee

Bringing cheer to tourists and hoteliers, Himachal Pradesh has received heaviest snow of the season, with many places covered with more than 90cm thick white blanket. While snowfall will prove boon for tourism, it has crippled life in higher areas with blocked roads, snapped power cables and frozen water pipes. The snowflakes measuring upto 4cm

Skiers and snowboarders from Army Sports Control Board (ASCB) have beaten other athletes in national alpine skiing and snowboarding championships commenced at Solang slopes of Manali. The races in five categories ended on Tuesday evening while prize distribution ceremony will be held on Wednesday. Team Army remained overall winner of the tournament. Asif Aziz from

Himachal Pradesh may get a chance to host the South Asian Winter Games at its Solang slopes in Manali if state government shows its interest, an official from Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said. First  South Asian Winter Games were organized at Auli and Dehradun in January 2011. A total of seven countries including India, Pakistan,

With participation of nearly 100 skiers from Himachal, Uttarakhand, J&K, Delhi and Indian Army, the National Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Championships kick started on Solang slopes of Manali amid heavy snowfall on Friday. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has granted permission for the championships in Manali after many years. The slopes here are covered with