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Hills overlooking Mali get more snow

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Shimla, February 16: Though Shimla witnessed rainfall on Monday, the hills overlooking the picturesque tourist resort of Mali including the Solang ski slopes experienced mild to moderate snowfall. A weather official said a thick blanket of snow has covered the hills overlooking Mali. The Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 13,050 feet and 52km from Mali, has receieved plentiful snow. Tourist spots near Shimla, such as Kufri and rkanda, generally viewed as the honeymooners’ paradise, witnessed mild snowfall that has made the hill stations even more picturesque. As news of the snowfall reached the plains, many tourists started descending on Kufri and Mali. Likewise, the peaks overlooking other popular tourist resorts like Dharamsala and Palampur have also received fresh snow. “The higher reaches in Kinur, Lahaul and Spiti, Shimla, Kullu and Chamba districts witnessed moderate snowfall. Such conditions would continue till February 19,” the official added. The state’s lower areas, including Dharamsala, Solan, han, Chamba and Mandi have been experiencing rainfall for some time. (IANS)

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