Shimla, February 21, 2021: The Atal Tunnel that was closed since January 6 due to snowfall, was opened to tourists today. The Kullu district administration has allowed all tourists to visit the Atal Tunnel. On October 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the important Atal Tunnel at Rohtang. Since then, this tunnel has remained a center of attraction for tourists. Due to the Atal Tunnel, record tourists visited Manali in December and January.
The tourist resort of Solang Nala’s snow melted, due to which tourists are being deprived of snow. Tourism-related businessmen were demanding the reopening of the Atal Tunnel from the administration. In view of the problem of tourist traders and the tourists, the Kullu administration reopened the Atal Tunnel for tourists. The Lahaul Spiti administration has not yet opened the Lahaul Valley for tourists, stating that the situation is not yet normal. However, tourists received permission to visit Sissu, the tourist destination of Lahaul
Hundreds of tourists arrive in Sissu: Tourists have started visiting the Sissu and the Atal Tunnel since Sunday morning. Tourists are enjoying walking in the cold desert Lahaul valley and looking at the Atal Tunnel. The Snow Festival has been raging since January 25 in the Lahaul Valley. Even so, the situation has not been normal, hence, tourists have not been able to take part in the snow festival.
Gulaba also reopened for tourists: All tourist destinations in Rohtang are closed to tourists since December due to snowfall. The administration has also reopened the famous tourist destination Gulaba for tourists today. Now tourists will be able to enjoy the snow at Gulaba tourist destinations.
Snow on the road, administration warned: SDM Manali Raman Gharsangi said that since Sunday, the Atal Tunnel has been reopened for all tourists. The movement of tourists on the Atal Tunnel will depend on the weather conditions. The tourist destination Gulaba has also been reopened for tourists. Travelling is still risky due to snowfall on the road near Gulaba. The BRO is currently in the process of de-icing at the location. Tourists and drivers are urged to drive vehicles carefully.