Snowfall In Mussoorie After 19 Years Looks As Magical As You'd Expect

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March is a pretty cold month in the mountains. Dew usually freezes to ice, but the temperature never drops low enough for snowfall. But this March, Mussoorie received snowfall for the first time in 19 years.

Other hill stations around India, such as Shimla and Nainital were also covered in a thick blanket of snow in March after over a decade.

Dhanaulti and Landour observed even heavier spells of snowfall, making tourists, who were there for the long Holi weekend, feel extremely fortunate. The last time it snowed here on Holi was in 1988.

Shimla, Kufri and other higher towns of the area received snowfall throughout the weekend, starting from Saturday. This restricted the movement of locals and travellers a little, but converted the lush green scenery into a spectacular white wonderland.

Photographers and tourists who were in Mussoorie at the time took to social media and shared pictures of the current scenery that are the envy of many.

Here are some photographs of the very white Holi, Himalayan hill towns celebrated in 2017.

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Mussoorie (c) Praseed Nair

Climbers ascended to a snow-covered Nag Tibba peak.

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Nag Tibba, few hours ahead of Mussoorie. (c) Varun Purohit
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Mussoorie (c) Deb Prakash

People were stopping on the road to catch a glimpse of the magical scenery.

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Mussoorie (c) Deb Prakash

The sudden snowfall was every photographer's delight. The beautiful contrast of colours in the changing weather was stunning.

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Landour (c) Bhavesh Pandey
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Landour (c) Bhavesh Pandey
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Nag Tibba (c) Mattez
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Jabarkhet Nature Reserve near Mussoorie. (c) Aditya Manral

The dropped mercury was also a perfect excuse for travellers to extend their vacation and indulge in some good-old comfort food.

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(c) Vinay Dargan

Munsyari, a high-altitude town in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, saw even heavier snowfall.

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Munsyari (c) Krishnakumar

Nainital was a white wonderland as well.

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Nainital (c) Paras Bisht

The streets of Shimla slowed down for a bit to welcome a beautiful day of snow and drizzle.

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Shimla received snow at this odd time as well. (c) Vaibhav Thakur
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Shimla (c) Akhil Verma
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Kharapathar, near Shimla. (c) Akhil Verma

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This is strange. I visited there in the year 2012 and experienced snowfall.
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