Exceptional low temperature, soothing cool breeze and rain showers are attracting the tourists towards the major tourist resorts like Manali, Shimla, Kufri, Dalhousie and Dharamshala as these hill states are considered to be ideal for summer tourist season. However, maximum temperature rose in this season to highest level at Una along the border areas of Punjab which was recorded 41.2 degrees.
Varun Sharma Manager of HP Tourism Information Center at Scandal Point told HimVani that hoteliers in the state have started putting ‘Full occupancy’ sign boards in the state.
The Meteorological Department has recorded 6 mm rain in Udaipur of Lahaul & Spiti district, Kumarsen in Shimla & Chamba 3 mm each, Manali in Kullu 1.2 mm, Shimla 0.8 mm and Palampur 0.6 mm. Whereas, Bhuntar in Kullu, Dharamshala in Kangra and Nahan of Sirmour had traces of rain during last 24 hrs.
Keylong in Lahaul & Spiti was coldest with minimum at 4 degrees, Kalpa in Kinnuar 5 degrees, Manali 8.6 degrees, Bhuntar 11 degrees, Shimla and Solan 15 degrees each, Sundernagar in Mandi 17 degrees, Mandi town 18 degrees, Palampur in Kangra 20 degrees, Dharamshala and Una 21 degrees and Nahan 24 degrees respectivley. Una, highest of season recorded maximum at 41.2 degrees followed by Sundernagar 37 degrees each, Solan 34 degrees, Dharamshala 33.6 degrees, Bhuntar 31.6 degrees, Shimla 26.9 degrees and Kalpa 20.8 degrees respectively. The Met office said that the state is likely to create mainly dry weather condition in the state during next 24 hrs.