The Hush Post: Good news alike for tourists and orchardists. The famous tourist spot of Himachal Pradesh, Kufri has started receiving its first snowfall of the season. The NH-22 from Chhrabra, which houses the Oberoi hotel, upto Matiana is getting a white carpet. Kufri already has two inches of snow. Locals say, there could be one to two feet of snow cushion by the night. The interior parts of Shimla — Matiana, Narkanda, Thanedhar, Theog also started getting snow.

A photo of Thanedhar in Kotgarh — Photo credit Ritu Thakur

Suprisingly, there are no signs of snow in the higher reaches of Shimla like Rekongpeo and lower parts of Kinnaur bordering Shimla.

It has brought cheers to farmers while tourists can also head to the hill capital to enjoy the snow. Where everybody thought it would be a dry January, weather Gods have obliged the mountain dwellers. Though, Monday was a sunny day, the temperatures dipped today to as low as -3 degree Celsius in Kufri and even lower beyond. Meanwhile, the plains in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi were also lashed with rains.

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