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Nature’s glory: Shimla gets first snowfall of the season

After several years, Shimla witnessed early December snowfall. On Wednesday, the town woke up to a snowfall, the first this season. The tourists were equally exuberant.

Nature's glory: Shimla gets first snowfall of the season

Shimla received season's first snowfall Wednesday morning which brought cheers on the faces of tourists and local hoteliers. (Express photo by Ashwani Sharma)

Nature's glory: Shimla gets first snowfall of the season

Snowfall is still continuing and hotels expect that tourists from nearby areas of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi will soon visit Shimla in a large number to experience the snowfall. (Express photo by Pradeep Kumar)

Another tourist destination Kufri located in Shimla district also received 7 cm snowfall, the MeT Centre Shimla director Manmohan Singh said. (Express photo by Pradeep Kumar)

Nature's glory: Shimla gets first snowfall of the season

The tourists were equally exuberant. Some left their beds immediately on hearing about the snowfall and reached the Ridge and the Mall Road of the town to enjoy white charm. (Express photo by Babli Thakur)

Nature's glory: Shimla gets first snowfall of the season

For Shimla’s hotel industry, which had been experiencing hard days after the town witnessed its worst-ever drinking water crisis in June 2018, pre-Christmas snowfall has come as a blessing. (Express photo by Pradeep Kumar)

Nature's glory: Shimla gets first snowfall of the season

Good snowfall will also boost Shimla’s water availability. In June, Shimla hit the headlines for its drinking water crisis lasting eight days when water availability dropped down to 18 million litres per day against the requirement of 40-42 MLD. (Express photo by Pradeep Kumar)

Nature's glory: Shimla gets first snowfall of the season

Apple growers in Shimla’s Kotkhai, Kotgarh, Thanedar and Chopal belt who have been bearing the brunt of the climate change too are a relieved lot. (Express photo by Ashwani Sharma)

Nature's glory: Shimla gets first snowfall of the season

As of now, large parts of Himachal Pradesh are reeling under intense cold with the minimum temperature below the freezing point owing to snowfall at Narkanda and higher reaches including the entire tribal belt of Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti.(Source: PTI)