It’s Snowing in Darjeeling and Sikkim After 10 Years!
Sikkim and Darjeeling enjoy some snow flakes after 10 years.
Sikkim and Darjeeling enjoy some snow flakes after 10 years.(Photo Courtesy: Manish Koirala)

It’s Snowing in Darjeeling and Sikkim After 10 Years!

The last time the people of Sikkim and Darjeeling saw snow was in 2008.

That’s correct!

And on Friday afternoon, after a decade, they began their last weekend of the year with the beautiful sight of snow, with roads and hills covered under sheets of snow.

Parts of Gangtok, Nathula, Ravangla and the area near Tashi witnessed snow flakes. Unfortunately, this also meant some tourists were stranded at the Nathula – the Indo-China border.

Even so, tourists and locals alike in Darjeeling are thrilled with the snowfall!

It was a good Friday afternoon for the locals.
It was a good Friday afternoon for the locals.
(Photo Courtesy: The Darjeeling Chronicle)
The Darjeeling hills were covered with layers of snow.
The Darjeeling hills were covered with layers of snow.
(Photo Courtesy: The Darjeeling Chronicle)
The people of Darjeeling witnessed snow after 10 long years. 
The people of Darjeeling witnessed snow after 10 long years. 
(Photo Courtesy: The Darjeeling Chronicle)
Even the town of Ravangla saw snow after more than 10 years. 
Even the town of Ravangla saw snow after more than 10 years. 
(Photo Courtesy: Manish Koirala)
Arial view of Kewzing Road, Ravangla.
Arial view of Kewzing Road, Ravangla.
(Photo Courtesy: Manish Koirala)
On Friday, it started raining hailstones. 
On Friday, it started raining hailstones. 
(Photo Courtesy: The Darjeeling Chronicle)
By Friday afternoon came a light snowfall.
By Friday afternoon came a light snowfall.
(Photo Courtesy: The Darjeeling Chronicle)
According to media reports, the weather will dip further until Monday. 
According to media reports, the weather will dip further until Monday. 
(Photo Courtesy: The Darjeeling Chronicle)

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Locals feel with this snow, the tourist activities will further increase in the town,  Kewzing Road Ravangla
Locals feel with this snow, the tourist activities will further increase in the town, Kewzing Road Ravangla
(Photo Courtesy: Manish Koirala)
Darjeeling roads looked like they were covered with cake icing. 
Darjeeling roads looked like they were covered with cake icing. 
(Photo Courtesy: The Darjeeling Chronicle)
The tourists also got to see this amazing sight.
The tourists also got to see this amazing sight.
(Photo Courtesy: The Darjeeling Chronicle)

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Manish Koirala couldn’t have asked for a better ending to 2018. 
Manish Koirala couldn’t have asked for a better ending to 2018. 
(Photo Courtesy: Manish Koirala)
People played in the snow, something that they hadn’t been able to do for 10 years. 
People played in the snow, something that they hadn’t been able to do for 10 years. 
(Photo Courtesy: Manish Koirala)
Cars were covered with snow on Kewzing Road, Ravangla
Cars were covered with snow on Kewzing Road, Ravangla
(Photo Courtesy: Manish Koirala)
Perfect postcard photo, Kewzing Road, Ravangla.
Perfect postcard photo, Kewzing Road, Ravangla.
(Photo Courtesy: Manish Koirala)

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‘It’s freezing right now. But we are not complaining,’ says Mausam, a local. 
‘It’s freezing right now. But we are not complaining,’ says Mausam, a local. 
(Photo Courtesy: Manish Koirala)
Sikkim tourist destinations received snow too. 
Sikkim tourist destinations received snow too. 
(Photo Courtesy: Manish Koirala)

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