It's "pleasant" in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, than in plains of north India!
The Met Office here on Wednesday said many places in the plains like Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Hisar and Karnal remained colder than hilly tourist destinations Shimla, Dharamsala and Palampur.
Hill stations across Himachal Pradesh have been experiencing long hours of sunny weather for the past few days and the temperatures in most places have risen.
Shimla, located around 7,000 feet above sea level, and Dharamsala, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader, experienced "cosy nights" compared to most of the plains of adjoining states.
"What a mellow sun in Shimla from the biting cold of the plains," remarked Abhishek Sinha, a tourist from New Delhi.
His wife Urmi added: "It is pleasant to be in the hills these days."
Manmohan Singh, Director of Shimla's Meteorological Department, told IANS that the minimum and maximum temperatures are high in the hill stations due to prevailing dry weather and no foggy conditions.
The dry weather conditions would continue in the region till December 25, he added.
(With inputs from agencies.)