MANALI: Snowfall on 16,500 feet high Baralacha-la on Manali-Leh highway has doubled the adventure of jeep safari. Hundreds of vehicles are leaving for Ladakh from Manali everyday – mostly carrying the passengers from Mumbai, West Bengal and abroad.
Crossing the flooded brooks, snowcapped mountain tops, unmaintained roads and cold deserts has made this seasonal highway full of traffic. Baralacha-la has been experiencing mild snowfall every day. The temperature has fallen many notches below the normal for this time of season and tourists are enjoying this cool weather.
Harsh Mukherji, a tourist from Kolkata said he experienced the scorching heat of Punjab, dry weather of Ladakh and snowfall on Baralacha-la. “The safari was amazing. We experienced all phases of weather in a single journey. We started from Delhi and entered Ladakh from Srinagar and now reached Manali via Baralacha-la. The condition of highway is pathetic but it adds to the joy of adventure enthusiasts,” he said.