North India Tourists Visit Manali and Shimla Hill Stations, Returns Due to Heavy Crowd

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We have finally entered into the month of June this year. But, still, people are experiencing immense heat waves all over the country. As a result, people have started moving to the popular hill stations such as Shimla, Mussoorie, Manali, and Nainital. All these are the famous hill stations in North India. People across different states have started visiting the popular tourist spots like Kanatal, Kasol, and Manikaran.

But, all these places have already chock-packed with the huge tourist crowd. The administration at Nainital has planned to halt the tourists outside the hill station due to overcrowding. The parking space has filled completely and there is no space for the tourists to visit the place inside. In order to manage the traffic and parking, the administration has stopped the visitors outside.

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One of the tourists from Delhi returned from Kanatal the same day as there was an extreme crowd in the place. Namit Hans said, ‘It is extremely crowded over here. Feels like we are still amidst the crowds of Delhi. I will return this evening itself.’ It’s not the first time for the people to experience this sort of crowd at the hill stations.

In the previous year, there was an immense water crisis and ran out of water for about 8 days continuously. Some of the hotels in Shimla placed notices that read ‘We are in water crisis, don’t come to Shimla.’ Some of them even posted some tweets regarding the traffic at the hill stations. Some tweets say, ‘Heavy traffic jam on way to Shimla from Narkanda #shimla #trafficjam.’

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In some of the tourist spots such as Manali, Mussoorie, Nainital, and Shimla, people have been suffering a lot due to heavy traffic jams, overcrowded hotels, and fewer parking spaces. Kamla Kishore, the Deputy Superintendent of Traffic Police from Shimla said, ‘As Shimla doesn’t have enough parking spaces, tourists have no choice but to park their vehicles on roadsides, which leads to traffic jams.’

In some of the states like Haryana, Punjab, and Delhi, people are experiencing scorching temperatures that range more than 50 degrees Celsius. If you are planning to visit tourist locations, ensure that you evade these hill station vacation spots this year.

Published by Neetu Panwar on 11 Jun 2019

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