Season's first snowfall in Sikkim attract tourists

Season’s first snowfall in Sikkim has attracted tourists all over India. Indian tourists come in large number to such tourist places so Sikkim is also hoping to attract them. Higher reaches of the North and East districts of Sikkim experienced the season’s first snowfall on Sunday. Meteorological office chief K Singh said that Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang Valley and higher up, the Thangu region in the North district experiences about three feet of snowfall dipping the mercury to minus six degree. Nathula border, Tsomgo Lake and the Kupup village near Nathula in the East district sharing border with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China (TAR) also experienced moderate snowfall. The frozen Tsomgo Lake added to the delight of the winter tourists visiting the State. Temperatures plummeted in capital Gangtok with the day temperature being about 12 degrees Centigrade and the night at about six degrees, which is likely to go down in the days to come. Source: iSikkim

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