Bollywood actress and model Yami Gautam, who is in Himachal Pradesh for the shooting of her latest movie ‘Bhoot Police’, has shared photos from the picturesque state where winter has set in.
The sunlight during the early days of snowfall has a striking quality, which Yami has captured in her pictures. Meanwhile, the film has already earned praise from various quarters. A few days ago, Yami had posted a photo clicked at Kunal Pathri Temple in McLeod Ganj in Himachal.
The tourism sector in the state is returning to normal after the pandemic-related lockdown was lifted and with the arrival of winter, the place has become even more beautiful. Areas like Kufri, Sangla, Narkand and Kharapathar have witnessed significant snowfall. While snow was accompanied by rain at some spots, mercury has dipped to between 6 and 16 degrees Celsius at Kalpa, Dalhousie, Keylong, Chamba, Dharamshala and Shimla.
Even though the place is stunning, tourists need to exercise caution while visiting Himachal Pradesh during winter. Rohtang Pass, a popular tourist route, is already closed considering the severe snowfall. Similarly, vehicles have been banned beyond Palchan and Solang from Manali based on a warning issued by the Meteorological Department. Even then, Solang is witnessing a big rush of travellers.
The first snow of the season was witnessed at tourist centres like Kufri, Manali and Spiti Valley. Apart from leading to dip in mercury levels, severe snowfall has thrown traffic haywire at some places. “Kufri recorded 7 cm snowfall and Manali 2 cm in 24 hours,” said Meteorology Department Director Manmohan Singh.
All major tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh are attracting travellers at present. However, Atal Tunnel, the world’s longest highway tunnel, is not accessible due to snowfall and the authorities are engaged in clearing the area of snow.