Manali, Jan 17: As the mercury dropped significantly, several parts of Himachal Pradesh witnessed snowfall. Manali town got covered in a thick blanket of snow, turning the place into a winter wonderland.

The famous tourist place of Manali wore a blanket of snow, elating hoteliers as well as tourists.

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Tourists made a beeline to resorts in Shimla, Manali, and Kufri after a fresh snowfall, increasing the occupancy in hotels to almost 70 percent.

The police have advised the tourists to keep in mind the heavy inflow of traffic to Shimla before planning their trip, drive safely at slippery points and call 0177-2812344 or 112 in case of emergency.