Foreigners throng Dharamsala to beat the heat


By:  Mohit Behl

Dharamsala: Unseen scorching heat wave all around India is seeing Indian and foreigners throng hill towns in the shadows of the Dhauladhars a but earlier than usual. This is bringing more smile on the faces of hoteliers as already they have had their cash registers ringing because of the IPL frenzy.

According to Aman Mahajan, GM of Hotel Centrepoint, Dharamsala, “Industry here has never seen such huge rush before.the usual tourist season that begins in the second week of May, but this time due to excessive heat wave in rest of India, people are coming on weekends as well. We have already seen a never-before rush during the IPL days when many people had to go back home without any stay arrangement. The current situation will give a boost to the struggling hotel industry, which saw low revenue last year because of outbreak of H1N1 flu & terror attacks.”

Talking to HimVani, a group of foreign tourists from UK said that they came to Dharamsala instead of their scheduled trip to Rajasthan as they heard from some globetrotters that heat was was at its peak there. So they decided to rush to the Himalayas and landed in Dharamsala.

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