Put Your Himachal Pradesh Travel Plans On Hold: Roads Are Closed Due To Snowfall

by Shreya Ghosh
Put Your Himachal Pradesh Travel Plans On Hold: Roads Are Closed Due To Snowfall

Home to unmatchable natural beauty, Himachal Pradesh is a magnificent destination to explore. Surrounded by lush greenery, picturesque landscapes, snowy mountains, and an alluring aura, this Indian state has a plethora of beautiful places and scenic journeys to experience. Tourists travel to Himachal Pradesh all around the year but rainfall and snowfall often turn out to be major obstacles in these journeys. If you have plans to travel here anytime soon, read this story as you might need to change your travel plan.

Snowfall Is Lashing Out At Himachal Pradesh

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According to the India Meteorological Department report, there is a major probability that several districts may receive moderate rainfall. These districts are:

  • Bilaspur
  • Hamirpur
  • Kangra
  • Mandi
  • Shimla
  • Sirmaur
  • Solan
  • Una

Also, some districts such as Bilaspur, Sirmaur, and Solan may receive hail as well, according to a report by The Times Of India. Places at the higher altitudes of this state is experiencing snowfall for the last 24 hours.

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The sudden change in the weather has turned out to be a major problem for tourists. Roads are getting closed at different points because of heavy snowfall and people are finding it troublesome to continue their journeys. According to a report by NDTV, an official on Monday shared that 14 roads got blocked for transportation because of snowfall. Some of these roads that had to stop vehicular movement were:

  • Darcha to Shinkula
  • North portal of Atal Tunnel to Darcha
  • Tandi to Kadhu Nullah

Visitors Faced Miserable Experiences In Snow

Himachal Pradesh
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Heavy snowfall is not only just blocking the roads and stopping vehicular transportation, but this also trapped 5 travellers in Lahaul and Spiti. The good news is that they have been rescued from the heaps of snow. In addition to this, over 500 vehicles had to stay stuck between Atal Tunnel, Rohtang, and Dhundi. These vehicles are now being transported to proper locations.

Snowfall made the roads slippery and this became a major concern. The Kullu district police started working on a rescue operation as soon as they saw the change in weather.

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If you are thinking to travel to Himachal Pradesh soon, make sure you check all the weather reports and plan your trip accordingly.

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