Heavy snowfall in parts of Kullu-Manali, Lahaul-Spiti and Mandi districts left traffic interrupted in many major roads while nearly 200 tourists stranded near Manali on Thursday. Hundreds of tourists had reached Gulaba and Kothi to see snowfall on Thursday morning. As it was snowing fast, tourists were asked to descend down to Kothi. Ignoring warning,

Pre-summer season in Manali has cheered the hoteliers, taxi drivers and thousands of people linked to the tourism industry as rising temperature in plains is drawing them towards hills to get respite from scorching heat. Peak summer season in Manali starts from April 15 and lasts till June 30 and around 20,000 tourists visit Manali