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Date: 23 January 2019

Uttarakhand Receives Season's Heaviest Snowfall and Other News

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Uttarakhand receives season's heaviest snowfall

Mussoorie witnesses heaviest snow in five years

Mercury dips as snow blankets higher reaches, foothills see rain

Snowfall warning in Uttarakhand

Mussoorie awaits tourists, snow ahead of weekend

Uttarakhand receives season's heaviest snowfall

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Uttarakhand receives seasonís heaviest snowfall on Tuesday, 22 January 2019. Nainital, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Yamunotri got substantial snowfall; Mussoorie got almost half-feet snow, while Dhanaulti is secured with snow since Monday night.

Dehradun got relentless rain which began on Monday. Officials said, the Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway and some different streets are closed between Kund and Chameli because of snowfall.

Met office said rain and snowfall may proceed for the next few days. Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath are covered with snow, while many areas have been receiving downpours for as long as 24 hours.

Cold wave has disturbed normal life in Tehri, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Chamoli areas. Schools have been shut due snowfall and rain in a few areas.

Street traffic in remote hilly areas has likewise been influenced. While upper ranges of Uttarakhand are seeing substantial snowfall, the plains got downpours amid the previous 24 hours.

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Mussoorie witnesses heaviest snow in five years

Uttarakhand News


People in large numbers influxes to Mussoorie on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 as the Queen of Hills witnessed first snowfall of the year. The snow brought extra cheer this year as local residents claimed that this was the heaviest snowfall they had seen in past five years.

Popular destinations like Mall Road and Lal Tibba were covered in some inches of snow. The claims of the local resident were corroborated by the meteorological department. Bikram Singh, director of regional meteorological centre, said that the last good spell of snow in Mussoorie was witnessed in 2014.

Met department officials also said that more snow was likely on Wednesday. Fallout of the heavy snow was that power supply was hit in most of Mussoorie. SHO (Mussoorie) Bhawna Kainthola said that movement of traffic on Mussoorie-Dehradun Road was regular but tourists were being advised not to go towards Dhanaulti.

A large number of two-wheelers and four-wheelers en route Dhanaulti were stuck in jam due to heavy snowfall.



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Mercury dips as snow blankets higher reaches, foothills see rain

Uttarakhand News


The higher reaches of the state witnessed average to heavy snowfall while several low-lying areas and foothills, including state capital Dehradun, recorded a good spell of rainfall.

Popular hill stations of Chakrata, Mussoorie, Mukteshwar, Munsiyari, Auli, Harsil and Tehri recorded a moderate spell of snowfall on Tuesday, 22 January 2019. The higher reaches of Char Dham districts experienced heavy snowfall following which Yamunotri and Gangotri national highways were blocked.

According to the regional meteorological centre, Mukteshwar in Nainital district recorded over two and half inches of snowfall while Tehri also recorded an inch of snow. Roads in Mussoorie were also covered in fresh snowfall measuring up to 5 inches.

Bikram Singh, director of regional meteorological centre said that high altitude meters received average snowfall. Higher reaches in Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pithoragarh and Rudraprayag received up to two feet of snow.

In Uttarkashi, heavy snowfall blocked nearly half a dozen roads including Yamunotri and Gangotri national highways. District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said, that "We are working to clear snow from highways and other link roads."

In Pithoragarh, Thal Munsiyari road was blocked following snow. According to the Disaster Emergency Operating Centre (DEOC), Dharchula received 40mm rainfall, Berinag (11mm), Munsiyari (12 mm), Gangolighat (10 mm), Didihat (24mm) and Pithoragarh (20mm).

The fresh bout of snowfall accompanied by light to moderate rainfall brought down the day temperature substantially. In Dehradun, which saw heavy rain on Tuesday, 22 January 2019, the maximum temperature plunged to 13.7 degrees Celsius, six notches below normal, while the minimum was recorded at 9.5 degrees Celsius.

Heavy rains threw life out of gear in Dehradun as some low lying areas in Rispana Colony and Haridwar Bypass were flooded. Cityís seasonal river, Rispana, swelled after the rains and flooded several areas in the city. Resident complained that garbage and carcasses were seen floating in the river.

Ajay Singh, a resident of Mothrowala, said that the smell from the trash in the river was unbearable and many residents vacated their houses briefly. "The spell of snow and rain will continue on Wednesday, 23 January 2019, as well. Brace for colder days as another western disturbance will hi the state on 25 January 2019," said Bikram Singh.



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Snowfall warning in Uttarakhand

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In the midst of a notice of heavy precipitation and snowfall in Uttarakhand by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Dehradun district administration, on Monday, declared a holiday for schools and Anganwadi centres in the district. Other than Uttar Pradesh, heavy rain and thunderstorms have been expected in Uttarakhand.

As per reports, intense weather conditions in the northern parts of the nation have been activated by a Western Disturbance. Some of the other states that are probably going to be influenced by the WD include Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh.

District Administration, Dehradun declares a holiday for schools and Anganwadi Centers for 22 January 2019. Meanwhile, the IMD cautioning at 4 pm on Monday anticipated 'hailstorm at secluded places likely over Jammu division, lower regions of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, West Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan."

The office has anticipated 'substantial rain/snow' over Uttarakhand, and 'heavy to very heavy snow/rain' over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.



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Mussoorie awaits tourists, snow ahead of weekend

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Mussoorie residents are looking forward to snowfall and tourists ahead of the Republic day longís weekend, after MET departmentís predictions of weather conditions and rain over the next few days in the hill town.

" According to local businessmen, a snowfall is bound to ensure tourist rush. Concerned old timers, however, await snow to recharge the underground aquifers since according to them; Mussoorie last received a good amount of snowfall almost five years ago.

"A system is building in the Western Himalayan region and over the next few days Mussoorie might get rainfall and hopefully even snow," said Anand Sharma, deputy director general of Met department.

Met predictions and the prevailing overcast conditions have raised the hopes of the local citizenry, especially the senior citizens who have been worried about the declining frequency and intensity of snowfall in the town.

"We have not had a good snowfall since January 2014. This winter we expected to get a good snowfall but till date we have been disappointed. Letís pray that it snows over the next few days," said Pramod Kapoor, a senior citizen.

Remembering the 1950s, Kapoor explained that it used to always snow in the months of December and January, and there used to be as much as 2 to 4 feet of snow on the Mall Road.

"I am told that in 1945-46, Mussoorie got 8 to 10 feet of snow. There was a light snowfall even in Rajpur. Now, however, it seems that things have changed," Kapoor added. According to old timers, a snowfall is very important for the environment particularly for recharging the underground aquifers that feed various water springs which are water sources for this hill town. Meanwhile, local businessmen are looking forward to a snowfall due to economic reasons.

"A snowfall always attracts a large number of tourists which is good news for hoteliers as well as shopkeepers here. This would be the best time to get a snowfall as a long weekend is round the corner and tourist footfall could be quite high," said a local shopkeeper.

Incidentally, this winter there have been a few short spells of snowfall in the town but the snow has failed to settle on the ground, particularly in the Mall road area. However, over the past month, there has been some snowing in the higher areas adjoining Mussoorie such as Dhanaulti and Buranskhanda.



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28 December 2022

Everything was Excellent

Just returned from a small trip to Auli. We spent 5 days in Auli & Rishikesh. All arrangements done for our tour were amazing. Hotels, guides, driver etc. everything was excellent. Karni was always there to help us whenever we had doubt regarding the itinerary. He was super quick in responding to our queries. We highly recommend this tour!!

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Dec 2022

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25 December 2022

Exceeded all my Expectations

I completed a 6 -day Uttarakhand trip with this tour company. It was an incredible experience! I am a woman, and I was traveling in India alone. Even though it was the off-season, I was so pleased that the company arranged for me to do this trek with four other women. It was winter (and very cold), but the company arranged for some lovely accommodations along the three nights of our trek. The food was amazing, the trekking was an enjoyable challenge, and the views along the entire trek were absolutely breathtaking. Binod, our kind and competent guide, was absolutely wonderful, and I'm grateful for him leading us through the wilderness in this magical place! I absolutely recommend this company to everyone! Their service exceeded all of my expectations, and I'm so grateful for this experience. I can't wait to travel back to the Himalayas for more trekking.

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Dec 2022

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Rahul & Priya

24 December 2022

Highly recommended

We just finished the Kedarkantha trek. We had an excellent guide, Naveen. He has the widest knowledge about the geography, the plants, everything. He took care of all our needs during the trek. We highly recommend this company and especially the guide Pemba for anyone considering taking a Trek in the Uttarakhand region. The trek was amazing, and we had very good views in the morning of the whole Himalaya range including Himalayas in the distance. On our way we had a chance to meet the local population, see how they live, and learn to make Bhang ki Chutney...

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Dec 2022

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Amit & Sikha

22 December 2022

Fantastic Experience

We have just just returned home after doing the amazing 6 day Uttarakhand tour! Wow, what a fantastic experience, we were so lucky with the weather and got to enjoy incredible views of Himalayan Peaks. The trek was a lot tougher than I expected but we all survived ok. I have to say the entire All Seasons team were superb, Mr Binod ( our guide) was a true gentleman and very patient with us, his knowledge of the flora and fauna made the trek more interesting especially for m6 son who has a keen interest in nature. Just want to say thanks to Subash for his attention and responsiveness to all my queries in planning this trip, he was fantastic and I wish him well in the future, his ethos of supporting the families high up in the mountains is commendable.

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Dec 2022

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20 December 2022

Highly Recommended

It was a very well organise tour. Very enjoyable and great customer service.

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19 December 2022

Highly Recommended

It was a very well organise tour. Very enjoyable and great customer service.

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18 December 2022

Amazing Time

Had an amazing time on the tour. This tour exceeded our expectations in all way. Highly recommended.

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16 December 2022

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14 December 2022

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