Uttarakhand sees season’s first snowfall

Dehradun, Oct 12 (IANS) Weather took a sudden turn in the hill state of Uttarakhand on Monday evening as the Kedarnath valley witnessed the first snowfall of the season, weather officials said.

The snowfall brought down the temperature and heralded the winters, said the officials, adding that heavy rainfall also took place in Haridwar, state capital Dehradun, Kotdwar and Pithoragarh.

Despite the sudden cold turn, 419 pilgrims visited the Kedarnath shrine, officials said.

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