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 theย 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.

60 responses to Snowfall in the Himalayan town of Shimla – Part I

  1. shweta says:

    Thanks for posting such beautiful pix.. luvd ur photography as alwys!! Keep it up!! Nd it’s alwys a pleasurable treat to view snow covered Shimla.. lukng fwd to more pix.. Cheers!!

  2. Himanshu Khagta says:

    Thanks a lot Shweta!
    I’ll post more pictures very soon.

  3. Sachin Dharma says:

    Enchanting pics’ . Was actually waiting eagerly for the winter update…. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Keep the good work up !!

  4. nav says:

    amazing pictures,,shimla is beautiful ,so is ur photography,.
    i have a question,
    do you guys have any packing for wedding ceremony or stuff.?
    thanks

  5. Samir says:

    Just Awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ they feels here far better than every second-third of snow photographs being uploaded on the facebook.

  6. Vibhu says:

    Himanshu, My Bro! This is what I was talking about. Viewing heaven from your lens. Awesome! Rest you know how much I like your pics.

  7. Megha says:

    In love with all the photographs .. Holi series is my all time fav.. absolutely magical and enchanting ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Himanshu Khagta says:

    Thanks a lot Megha ๐Ÿ™‚
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  9. Himanshu Khagta says:

    Thanks Kunal ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Himanshu Khagta says:

    Thanks a lot Vibhu ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Himanshu Khagta says:

    Thanks Navinder !
    As of now, no wedding related stuff.

  12. Himanshu Khagta says:

    Thanks a lot Sachin. I’ll be regular with my blog this year.

  13. Sanjeev Sood says:

    Himanshu……ur incredible…….phenomenol……. every click is magical……..u bring heaven on earth for us……keep it up and brighten our lives…..God bless.!!

  14. Madhu Parmar says:

    Himanshu, a beautiful job done. Really captured the flavour of Simla’s snowscape!

  15. Himanshu Khagta says:

    Thanks a lot Madhu and Sanjeev. Do wait for more pictures.

  16. Hi Himanshu,

    Its always a pleasure to see your pictures – they stand apart. Must say you have come a longway.

    Keep it up.

  17. Deepak Bhalla says:

    Himanshu bhai this is awesome work. even though iam not present in shimla , this baught a smile to me………Really proud of your work. Keep Rocking

  18. maheema dutt says:

    simply mesmerfizing!!!!lovely clicks

  19. Rohit says:

    Shimla is always beautiful bt ur lens made it exquisite

  20. Tapsi says:

    o man! ds is incredible. i love your photography

  21. Rhythm Goswami says:

    Incredable Photographer u r i ever seen,i’m jus mad abt ur Photography,,.. & yaaa one more thing i wans to stand with u on ur Photo shoot,,…it’s mine wish,.,.,..,., u r mine ideal for Photography bro,,..as a profession i’m an WildLife Scientist & WildLife Photographer. It will be an owner to be with u on Photo Shoot,,./../

  22. Saurabh Mehta says:

    Very nice and beautiful pictures. waiting for more pictures of snow coverd Shimla and Maha Kumbh.
    Nice work.

  23. Maneet says:

    Snowfall couldn’t have been captured better… breathtaking !

  24. Ashwani Dayal says:

    Never saw “Sparrows” to be so beautiful. Shops at Mall road with white snowy background is amazing. With your photography, you have made Shimla looked more classy.
    Cheers
    Ashwani

  25. Arbinder Dua says:

    Such awesome amazing candid photos…it shows the effort put in !

  26. Bhuvii says:

    Hey Buddy …. ur pics are Fascinating … loved all .. !!! Really i am missing my days in HP ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Hitender Prakash says:

    Wonderful photographs ! A treat to watch it.

  28. Avinash says:

    Your pictures speak for themselves. I checkout some of your other sets as well, its extraordinary. Appreciate the way you engage viewers with the story.

  29. PK says:

    A big fan of your photography skills and works !

  30. Ved Segan says:

    Never in my association with Shimla , have seen such a beauty….Thanks for sharing

  31. piyush jain says:

    superb pics bro … mein apne fb page par post kar raha hun … apke pas himchal ki aur bi pics hain kya ?

  32. kaushal kishore dhawan says:

    in photos ko dekhte hi dil khush ho jata hai.

  33. Nikhat says:

    Absolutely delightful photographs. Love the colours with the white scapes. That the white is not burned and the colours are rich and vibrant.. what a treat!

  34. Phalguni Neogy says:

    Amazing pics. Loved the sparrows and the children playing in the snow, the most.

  35. Nidhi Negi says:

    its such a lovely pics….. i loved it, totally splendid ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. puneet says:

    nature’s creation …..through your LENS ……………love that ………..

  37. Ambika Maggu says:

    This is simply awesome… Next time I will make sure that I visit Shimla during winters…..

  38. Amrita says:

    Amazing Pictures… Nice Collection Im from Kangra Himachal Pradesh nice to see this

  39. Ajay says:

    Really so fantastic photos. if you have any more photos of himachal or from dharamsala, mcleodganj kindly send me link where is it available.

  40. Ravindra says:

    Awesome Place and Amazing photography

  41. Kamlesh Mallick says:

    hey this is so beautiful.

    I’m planning to visit Shimla this winter.
    When do u think it snows in Shimla?
    December or the safer bet would be January first week?

    Any idea bout snow in Mcleodgunj or Dhamasala – Does it snow there?

  42. Choco Ginger says:

    BTW: in the first one, the pair of colored umbrellas: a coincidence ?! ;0)

  43. Himanshu Khagta says:

    The cheapest and the most common umbrellas you get in Shimla. Even I had one. Won’t recommend buying one. Really bad.

  44. Himanshu Khagta says:

    Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you liked them

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