After a heavy snowfall, tourists played with the snow, danced, and enjoyed themselves at Dehra ki Gali (DKG), a tourist spot in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday.
“We are here with our family. DKG is a beautiful place to visit. Though we cannot travel ahead due to the roadblock, we are enjoying the snowfall here,” a tourist told.
DKG is a famous tourist spot with snow-covered hills in Thanna Mandi Tehsil of Rajouri district. “Snowfall occurs in Dehradun too but here it is something new and better. I came here to appreciate its beauty,” said Amish another tourist who came from Dehradun.
As for local issues, residents of the areas face problems such as inadequate power supply. “There is a huge problem with electricity in the district. We appeal to the administration to solve it. The temperature at night here falls to two degrees Celsius,” Shahzad, a resident of Mandi, told.
The Union territory has witnessed heavy snowfall during the past several days. As a result, the vehicular movement has been stopped on the national highway. Many landslides have also been reported during rain and snowfall. If a snowfall occurs in these areas, it may grow to a height of 6 to 7 feet for the stranded ones to get cover on their path and it is risky.