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A man walking past the closed shops at the Mall road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walking past the closed shops at the Mall road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Snowfall in the Himalayan town of Shimla – Part I

17th January, 2013
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

After a month of clear sunny days, it was raining when I got up. I trusted the weather gods and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute for a day long snowfall. They were right and it was beautiful. So, here are some pictures for those who missed it.

I would also like to thank my friend, Aasheesh Mehta who saved me and my camera with his umbrella while I was shooting in the blizzard, during the first day of snowfall.

I am posting the first batch of images as I am leaving for the Allahabad in the morning for the Maha Kumbh Mela. More pictures will follow.

Hope you like them.

Cheers!

Kids stop to pose while playing at the ridge, Shimla as it starts to snow.
Kids stop to pose while playing at the ridge, Shimla as it starts to snow.
A man walks with his umbrella through snowfall at The Ridge of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walks with his umbrella through snowfall at The Ridge of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Common sparrows eating rice thrown by a shopkeeper at Jakhu, as it snows in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Common sparrows eating rice thrown by a shopkeeper at Jakhu, as it snows in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
People reacts to a blizzard at the town hall of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
People reacts to a blizzard at the town hall of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Fire Fighting Department getting their vehicles ready for any emergency situation at the Mall Road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Fire Fighting Department getting their vehicles ready for any emergency situation at the Mall Road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walking past the closed shops at the Mall road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walking past the closed shops at the Mall road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walks by through snow covered cars at US Club, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walks by through snow covered cars at US Club, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The Himalayan town of Shimla, covered with a thick sheet of snow.
The Himalayan town of Shimla, covered with a thick sheet of snow.
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