The parts of Himachal on Friday were lashed by rain and hailstorms while high hills including Rohtang pass received fresh snow, bringing back winter-like conditions as mercury dipped sharply. Rohtang pass, which is covered with 20 to 30ft of snow, received 6cm more snow. The peaks around Manali, Lahaul-Spiti and Chamba are getting more snow.

Away from the heat of Lok Sabha elections, hundreds of tourists on Wednesday enjoyed unexpected summer snowfall at Gulaba, 23km from Manali. While mercury in many parts of the country has jumped above 40 degrees Celsius, the peaks of Himachal are still getting fresh snow. The temperature in many parts of Kullu, Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti and

The unexpected snowfall in Manali that started despite high temperature on Monday evening thrilled tourists here but fruit growers are worried a lot as snow may have destroyed plum, apricot and peach crops at some places. Manali recorded minimum temperature of 3.6 degrees C in last 4 hours. The maximum day temperature was recorded at

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

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

MANALI: The hills of Himachal continued to receive more snow on Friday, third spell of snowfall in a week, triggering intensive cold wave conditions in the state. Keylong in Lahaul valley recorded minimum temperature of minus 14 degrees C, lowest of the season. The valley also witnessed multiple avalanches in last 24 hours. Hundreds of

MANALI: Following heavy snowfall in parts of Kullu and Lahaul, there is threat of avalanches and landslides for next few days. While three avalanches in Lahaul near Udaipur created panic among the residents on Tuesday, two vehicles were hit by a massive landslide near Khalara nullah in Lag valley of Kullu on Wednesday. Three persons,

MANALI/ SHIMLA: Eight districts of Himachal are receiving heavy snowfall while other districts are lashed with rain following the aggressive western disturbances which are expected to bring more snow to state till January 26. The inclement weather has triggered cold wave conditions in the state. Higher reaches of Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba, Mandi, Shimla, Kangra

MANALI: Disappointed with almost no or very less snowfall in last two years, people of Kullu have started taking shelter of deities for good snowfall. Residents of Khakhnal, Gojra and Jagatsukh villages on Wednesday visited the Naag Devta temple situated far above the village and worshipped him in effort to please him. According to Hindus,

MANALI: A widespread snowfall has rejuvenated the tourism industry of the state which was witnessing a slump due to dry weather conditions. Thousands of tourists have made a beeline to Manali these days. Solang, Kothi, Gulaba, Rohtang, Marhi, Hamta and most tourist destinations here have received heavy snow in recent times which will prove beneficial for