Shimla: Himachal Pradesh’s capital and famous tourist town Shimla experienced the first snowfall of the season, while the lower hills across the state were lashed by rains on Sunday. Shimla received snowfall and this is the first snowfall of the season in this town.
As per the information Shimla received about 2.5 centimetres of snow. Three to four inches of snowfall was also recorded at famous tourist spots Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda in Shimla district.
The minimum temperature in Shimla plummeted to 1.7 degrees Celsius from Saturday’s 5.7 degrees. However, the movement of traffic on all vital roads was smooth, sources said.
Fresh snowfall was also reported from higher reaches of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba and Kullu districts.
Keylong was the coldest place in the hill state with minus 7.1 degrees Celsius followed by Kalpa at minus 3.6.
Similarly, Hatu Peak and Khara Pather of Shimla district, the Dhauladhars range of Kangra district, Pangi and Tessa ranges of Chamba district, and Shrikhand Kailash of Kinnaur too received more snow. Lower areas of the hill state witnessed light rain.