Manali: Rohtang pass, the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti district and a famous summer destination, has received 15 cm fresh snow on Sunday.
|Tourists from Sambalpur, Orissa enjoys fresh snowfall near Rahni Nullah on Sunday|
The all day rainfall in mid hills and snowfall on high hills has given rise to cold in Manali. It was quite tough time for tourists who had come here with some light clothes. Surprisingly, the warm clothes in market are still selling like hotcakes.
Some of the tourists who successfully reached Rahni Nullah witnessed the wonder of nature. Fresh snowflakes thrilled them like never before. The snowfall lasted for over four hours. Ranhi Nullah, around 1,000 feet below Rohtang, experienced 4 cm of snow.
The sudden variation in weather has badly affected the snow clearance operation on Manali-Leh highway. According to a BRO official, the work was on even in the blizzard but it definitely affected the operation which is close an end. “We and Rohtang are habitual of eating fresh snow throughout the year,” second-in-command, major Vikram Singh said.