Manali continues to experience snow, more in Himachal till Jan 9
"Manali and the hills overlooking it experienced moderate snow. There are chances of more snow till January 9," an official from the Met Office here told IANS.
According to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official, Shimla recorded mild rainfall, with chances of snow later in the day.
The picturesque Kothi, near Manali, recorded a fair amount of snow.
Shimla residents shivered as icy winds brought down the minimum temperature to 1.7 degrees Celsius.
Tourist spots near Shimla, like Kufri and Narkanda, experienced mild snow, turning these hill stations even more picturesque.
Tourists from the plains began to descend on Manali, which saw nine cm snow.
"High-altitude areas of Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing intermittent snow since Friday," the official said.
Rains lashed towns in lower hills in Himachal Pradesh such as Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Nahan, Bilaspur, Una, Hamirpur and Mandi, pushing down the mercury.
Dharamsala recorded 21.8 mm of rain, the highest in the state.
Peaks overlooking popular tourist sites like Shimla, Dharamsala and Palampur also got snow.
"We are hopeful of getting more tourists in Manali with this spell of snow," hotelier Vikram Thakur told IANS on phone.
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