Winter has finally arrived, with a dip in mercury in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath, one of the holy places and most visited famous for char Dhar yatra, has r
Winter has finally arrived, with a dip in mercury in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath, one of the holy places and most visited famous for char Dhar yatra, has received its first snowfall.
With this fall the minimum temperature at Dham was 4 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature recorded was 16 degrees celsius. As recorded on Sunday.
Along with Kedarnath the hills of Tungnath, Madmaheshwar, and Kalishila also received their first snowfall. It was seen that the snow has become thicker on the Himalayan mountain. The recorded minimum temperature was 5 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature recorded was 13 degrees celsius.
It was seen that the Badrinath Dham was covered with snow too in the Chamoli region. Due to the fall in temperature, a thick layer of snow was accumulated on the roof of the houses, along with the frozen water and sewer, in Badrinath, there is a dip in the temperature. The local people living in the area reported snow frost on the roof this Sunday.
Due to the sudden fall in the temperature, people are facing difficulties in living as the water is frozen and the small streams have frozen too. This leads people to do a bonfire to keep themselves away from freezing in this chilling climate.
Though winters are one of the most favorite climates of many people, it has its own disadvantage too. Due to this snowfall many cases have been witnessed by the locals.
In Chamoli, a person was found buried in snow due to the extreme snowfall, witnessed by policemen of the district.
Many roads are jam and people are stuck in their houses, people suffering power loss which is making it more difficult for them.
Around a thousand tourists visit Kedarnath and Badrinath on a daily basis and it is quite difficult to manage. The beauty of mountains which attract the people the most is the winter season and the snowfall, people usually visit the places during the winter season for enjoying the snow. Uttarakhand is a beautiful place with a relaxing environment, the things which add to this beauty is the lake in the city, which is my favourite tourist spot.
Apart from Kedarnath and Badrinath, Neel Kanth and Nar Narayan mountains and Hemkund sahib have also received heavy snowfall.
If one planning for a vacation in these areas do take precautions and stay safe!