After witnessing a sudden surge in tourist footfall that left both hotels and roads choked in Manali last week, the hoteliers on Thursday said hotel occupancy has dropped to 60-70 per cent while traffic congestion too has finished in the tourist town. The long-weekend last week took toll on the infrastructure of Manali. As the

As the general elections have ended, tourists who gave a miss to hill stations in May have started to make a beeline to Manali to get respite from the scorching heat of the plains. The elections have badly hit the summer tourism of Himachal as hoteliers claim they have never seen such a poor business

MANALI: The tourist places of Manali including Solang valley, Hidimba temple and Vashisht which have given up before high traffic rush during peak tourist season may have a timing system for tourist vehicles in next few days. Having failed in handling the traffic rush with narrow roads and limited parking space, police will apply timing

With all parking places, roads, streets and footpaths occupied with vehicles, tourists struggling in search of rooms and DJs presenting their live performances, Manali had a wonderful but hectic New Year’s Eve and the celebrations are still continued. Over 30,000 tourists from across the country had thronged Manali for New Year celebrations on December 31.

In the wake of the expected rush of tourists in the summer season to resorts of Manali, the Kullu police are deploying extra force, including home guards and reserve battalion personnel to maintain law and order in the town. Hoteliers have been instructed to install CCTV cameras in their reception rooms at the earliest. Due