DOTI- Snowfall has begun in Khaptad, the main tourism site of Sudurpaschim. Snowfall continued taking place on Sunday evening and Monday afternoon. Cold has invariably increased in and around the Khaptad area with incessant snowfall for two consecutive days.
The snowfall has made the ridges of Khaptad panoramic. General Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and Khaptad Jhigrana Homestay operator Deepak Bahadur Khadka said the snow is at around half a foot. “Snowfall has decreased the temperature in the area”, he added.
Tourists have become increasingly attracted to the scenic beauty of Khaptad following the snowfall. As the snowfall up to December 30 will not be frozen it will not cause any harmful effects to tourists visiting the area, according to the Khaptad National Park Office.
The local administration has banned visits and mobility of people in an unregulated manner due to fear of the coronavirus. However, there has been a gradual rise in the inflow of domestic and outer district tourists to the Khaptad area.
The temperature has decreased to -5 degree Celsius. Local people have said that the mercury has excessively fallen in the areas of Kudasan, Jhigrana, Bhalma, Waglek and Goladeu due to the incessant snowfall.