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Sikkim: First Snowfall Kept 275 Tourist Vehicles Stuck

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Around 275 vehicles ferrying tourists were stranded in Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir. The place being the prime travel attractions, due to snow on Saturday. The passengers were given shelter at Army camps.

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Sikkim Served the Tourists

Checkpost SHO Thinley Rabden said:
“Around 275 vehicles have been stranded and now we are trying to rescue the tourists. As of now, they are being taken to Army settlements. We will take them to Gangtok tomorrow (Sunday).”

“North and East Sikkim witnessed the season’s first snowfall in the afternoon, much earlier as compared to last year. Mercury in Northern part of the state dipped to 2 degrees Celsius”, Met officials said.

The State Hopes for More Tourists

“The snow has given the Himalayan state hope of getting more tourists. After opening its doors after the Covid-induced lockdowns, Sikkim has been receiving a good number of visitors on an average every day,” tour operators said.

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