Shimla. Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall on Monday. The first snowfall of the season has occurred in high altitude areas including Narkanda, Khadapathar, Hatu Peak in Shimla district. In such a situation, now the tourism businessmen are happy. Due to snowfall, now the number of tourists will increase in Himachal.
However, with the onset of winter season, the number of tourists in Shimla has started increasing. Now due to snowfall in the upper areas of the district, a large number of tourists from Delhi, Punjab and Haryana have made advance bookings. In the coming days, the number of tourists in the state is going to increase. There has been a spurt in booking of hotel rooms in Shimla. Taxi business has also gained momentum by booking taxis for site scenes.
The faces of businessmen who make their living from horse riding and photography have also blossomed due to snowfall. Because they spend the next 6 months from the winter season throughout the year and this year there is snowfall in the month of November itself, due to which their business is also going to increase.
Local businessmen said that the whole year waits for the winter season. This increases the work of not only hoteliers, but also small business horsemen and photographers. All the businessmen are sitting hoping to compensate for the damage caused due to Corona for 2 years.
Prince Kukreja, vice-president of the Shimla Hotel and Restaurants Association, said that the number of tourists has increased on weekends. Due to early snowfall, tourists are checking hotels by making advance bookings since morning. 30 to 40 percent discount has also been run in the hotel, due to which a large number of people have started getting queries. There is every possibility of increasing it in the coming days and the tourism business in Shimla is going to gain momentum.
Snowfall in Himachal
Apart from Shimla in Himachal, Manali has also received first snowfall of the season. Hidimba Temple, Solang Valley, Marhi, Gulaba, Rohtang Pass, Atal Tunnel and high altitude areas in Manali have received snowfall.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 14, 2022, 14:11 IST