Fresh spell of snowfall blankets trees, mountains in J-K and Sikkim
Tourists in Jammu and Kashmir cheer the fresh spell of snowfall as the snow clad mountains and trees provided a visual treat to them.
Large number of tourists, wrapped in woolens enjoyed the snowfall at the state's picturesque Patnitop.
The tourists were seen making snowman and were also hurling snowballs at each other. For some of the tourists, it was a break from the routine as they got solace in the lap of nature and were unwilling to return to their hometowns.
"I am feeling very good after coming here. I had never seen snowfall before, and it is really very exciting for me to see something very beautiful and something very natural. I am loving it and I don't want to go back. Seriously I am loving here," said Shivi Rathore, a tourist from Uttar Pradesh.
Apart from Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim also witnessed heavy snowfall on Monday throughout the day.
However, the heavy snowfall caused traffic snarls as the passengers were left stranded on the roads.
The tourists were delighted as there was heavy snowfall in Yumthang Valley and it surrounding areas like Gurudongmar Lake and Lachung.
The spirit of the stranded tourists was not dampened as they decided to make optimum use of time and enjoyed themselves out in the snow.
"We were going towards the Changu Baba Temple. But now we are stuck here and so we are having fun here itself. So let's see how long it lasts," said Subhrata Devi, a tourist from Bengal.
Tourists made their way to their respective destinations by walking on the snow covered roads. Yaks along with their owners were also seen treading on the snow covered roads.
Vehicles along with the tourists steadily made their way on the mountainous roads.
Located in the tropics, most of India witnesses very hot summers and largely temperate winters but for the foothills of Himalayan region.
Snowfall in these regions had a direct impact as temperatures plummeted at many places in the heartland of India such as Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.