Christmas is in the air! Yes, it is true as the Sunday morning brought a double surprise for the people of Shimla. The one was ofcourse! Christmas and the other was snowfall. What could be more beautiful than that!
People who planned to spend the Christmas eve in the beautiful hill town, Shimla were the luckiest as they witness the season’s first snowfall with icing on the cake, that is on Christmas! Around 9 a.m on Sunday snowfall started drizzling over the city, leaving tourists elated. However, the morning was wet with light drizzles since 6 a.m.
This year’s snowfall was very special in every aspect, it was season’s first snowfall as well as it came on Christmas day. It was a white Christmas in Shimla, as the city received snowfall on December 25 after 24 years.
Before that in the year 1991, Shimla witnessed a white Christmas. along with Shimla, some rainfall activity is also observed in the parts of Punjab and Haryana like Panchkula, Ambala, Mohali and Chandigarh. The rainfall spell has surely increased the winter wave in the regions.
However, it was the best time to experience this weather activity as it was Christmas and people use to visit the hill stations during this time. If you have missed the chance of experiencing this exquisite feeling you can rejuvenate it on the New Year eve.
According to the data present with meteorological office, it is said that in the last 30 years snowfall on New Year was witnessed in Shimla in the years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2002 and 2010”. So take the opportunity to celebrate White New Year in the “Queen of Hills”. It takes 3 hours 27 mins from Chandigarh to reach Shimla and 6hours 54mins from Delhi. so pack your bags and be ready to enjoy white New Year!
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