Srinagar, Jan.12 (ANI): Residents of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir and in Himachal Pradesh's Solang Valley are thrilled with the fresh spell of snowfall, as they feel it has provided them relief from the biting cold.
Basheer, a Srinagar resident, said: "It is snowing for the first in the plain areas of Kashmir. It is a matter of great happiness for us. The dryness in the air will soon vanish. Snow will provide relief to those who had fallen sick because of the cold weather. The tourists also will get to see snow in the city itself."
Tourists are also making beeline for the Solang Valley in Himachal Pradesh.
Amitabh Sharma, a tourism expert, said: "This is the second spell of snowfall, and we are expecting that we will have a lot of snow this season. The snowfall will add to the beauty of our valleys. We are also expecting a huge influx of tourists of in the valley."
Located in the tropics, most of India sees very hot summers and largely temperate winters.
Snow is, therefore, a rarity, and hill stations in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are very popular with tourists.
Sunil, a tourist, said: "I am thrilled to see snow for the first time. We landed yesterday and were disappointed not see snow. Now, we have experienced it." (ANI)