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Season's first snowfall in Mussoorie attracts tourists from all over India
It is well known the winters prevail in northern India during the period of October to February, and the famous hill stations Dhanaulti, Mussoorie, Chakrata see the mercury dip to sub zero. This Friday and Saturday of January, 2017, the temperature plummeted to 0-1 degree Celsius in just one day of snowfall.

It is learned that "Surkanda Devi" hill station received 6 inches of snowfall. The famous Dhanaulti tourist hill station received 4 inches of snowfall along with the hill town of Tehri. The famous Mussoorie hill station received 2 inches of snowfall. According to weather reports, from Sunday morning onwards the weather has become pleasant and tourists are enjoying their visit. Those districts which are above 2000 meters of altitude like Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, and Chamoli have received heavy snowfall.

It is believed that from January 14 onwards, there might be snowfall for two more days, so pack your bags and visit Dhanaulti and Mussoorie to enjoy the best vacations at these hill stations.

After this snowfall, the weather all over northern India has cooled, making the region a favorite traveling destination among foreign as well as domestic tourists. After the year's first snowfall in these districts, Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar districts saw heavy rainfall.

The lowest temperature recorded since the snowfall has been -0.4 degree Celsius at Tehri. According to news reports, the tourists who are enjoying their vacations from New Year's Eve onwards have rushed to Mussoorie and its neighbouring hill stations after the season's first snowfall. After demonetisation, these places had lost a lot of business from tourists due to cash crunch. But after this snowfall, traders and hoteliers have said that they are all booked throughout the month and expect that more tourists will arrive not only from India but from other parts of the world as well, since this January has seen some extra snowfall compared to the past years.

According to hotel managers of hill resorts like Dhanaulti Resorts - things have changed a lot since the first snowfall on 6th January, 2017. The resorts and hotels have been chocked with tourists and in a few days it is believed more tourists would be arriving at these places. Meanwhile, the Indian government has deployed extra SDRF personal at these higher reaches to look after any emergency being caused due to heavy snowfall.

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