Blizzard on Manali - Leh route

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Heavy snowfall in the high reaches of Himachal Pradesh and inclement weather conditions prevailing in the region once again derailing normal life in the state.

District information officer, Lahual-Spiti, Sher Singh said that Keylong town received 18 cm snowfall while Rohtang Pass had two to three feet of snow. Report received from Kinnaur said that Kalpa had 12.7 cm of snowfall, while the Kinnar-Kailash ranges are shrouded by a thick layer of snow, whenever downstream areas have been experiencing heavy downpour since this morning.

In Chamba district, 4.6 ft snow has been recorded on Sacch Pass and high reaches of Pangi and Bharmour valley were also covered by a thick sheet of snow. Chamba town was lashed with rainfall. Bhuntar in Kullu district recorded 36 mm rainfall, Sundernagar in Mandi district 31 mm, Mandi town 27.8 mm, Solan 25 mm, Dharamsala of Kangra and Kalpa 22 mm, Shimla 19 mm, Una 18 mm and Nahan of Sirmaur 14 mm, respectively.

Meanwhile, the strategic 475-km-long Manal-Leh highway has been off for traffic since yesterday. A number of vehicles carrying installations to flood-hit Leh of J&K have been abandoned on the way. BRO officials claimed that snow-cutters have been pressed into road clearing operation.

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I crossed Malali Leh by maruti swift car on 6th & 7th night I was at Leh. Had night stay at Jespa IBEX hotel. What a jouney. Just to add road opened for BRO trucks on 2nd june and 6th morning I left with my two small kids and wife. what a journey. awesome. sunil wali

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Hi! Mr.Wali,

Nice to find that trip had been fantastic. I plan to travel this year. Can you share some travel experience if possible.


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I am an adventure seeker. Last year I were keen to do paragliding then I decided to visit Palampur. It is such a beautiful and peaceful hill station in Himachal. There I stayed in Norwood Green resort. I really found it the best and comfortable place. 

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Thanks for adding your inputs.

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