Bhaderwah, December 12: The higher reaches of the Valley including Bhaderwah town on Wednesday received a fresh snowfall after rains lashed the town for the two consecutive days.
According to KNO correspondent, the upper reaches including, Kailash Mountain Range, Padri Gali, Bhaal Padri, Braid Baal, Nehyed Chilly and Asha Pati Glacier, Bhadarwah town and its surrounding villages received season’s first snowfall today.
Although common people in general and those associated with Agriculture, Horticulture and Tourism Industry in particular were beaming with joy and satisfaction but the early morning snowfall triggered extreme cold wave conditions in Bhadarwah and adjoining Gandoh Valley, forcing the dwellers to wear warm clothes and to lit up bone fires and traditional ‘Bukharies’ (fire place) to keep themselves warm to ward off the extreme chill if fresh snow and cold wave.” Te town had not received snowfall for last several years.
“This is a blessing and every soul of Bhadarwah will be benefited from the snow, as all of us are directly or indirectly associated with Agriculture, Horticulture or Tourism Industry in one way or the other,” said a local businessman and social worker Naseer Mehboob said.
Tour operators and guest house owners are also expecting increase in tourist flow after the snowfall as Bhadarwah is the only tourist place in Jammu province which is experiencing snowfall. (KNO)