Snowfall in the Himalayan town of Shimla – Part I

17th January, 2013
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

After a month of clear sunny days, it was raining when I got up. I trusted the weather gods and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute for a day long snowfall. They were right and it was beautiful. So, here are some pictures for those who missed it.

I would also like to thank my friend, Aasheesh Mehta who saved me and my camera with his umbrella while I was shooting in the blizzard, during the first day of snowfall.

I am posting the first batch of images as I am leaving for the Allahabad in the morning for the Maha Kumbh Mela. More pictures will follow.

Hope you like them.

Cheers!

Kids stop to pose while playing at the ridge, Shimla as it starts to snow.
Kids stop to pose while playing at the ridge, Shimla as it starts to snow.
A man walks with his umbrella through snowfall at The Ridge of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walks with his umbrella through snowfall at The Ridge of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Common sparrows eating rice thrown by a shopkeeper at Jakhu, as it snows in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Common sparrows eating rice thrown by a shopkeeper at Jakhu, as it snows in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
People reacts to a blizzard at the town hall of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
People reacts to a blizzard at the town hall of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Fire Fighting Department getting their vehicles ready for any emergency situation at the Mall Road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Fire Fighting Department getting their vehicles ready for any emergency situation at the Mall Road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walking past the closed shops at the Mall road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walking past the closed shops at the Mall road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walks by through snow covered cars at US Club, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A man walks by through snow covered cars at US Club, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The Himalayan town of Shimla, covered with a thick sheet of snow.
The Himalayan town of Shimla, covered with a thick sheet of snow.
  • shweta

    Thanks for posting such beautiful pix.. luvd ur photography as alwys!! Keep it up!! Nd it’s alwys a pleasurable treat to view snow covered Shimla.. lukng fwd to more pix.. Cheers!!

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks a lot Shweta!
    I’ll post more pictures very soon.

  • shweta

    Btw do u belong to jubbal?

  • Sachin Dharma

    Enchanting pics’ . Was actually waiting eagerly for the winter update…. 🙂
    Keep the good work up !!

  • amazing pictures,,shimla is beautiful ,so is ur photography,.
    i have a question,
    do you guys have any packing for wedding ceremony or stuff.?
    thanks

  • Samir

    Just Awesome 🙂 they feels here far better than every second-third of snow photographs being uploaded on the facebook.

  • Himanshu, My Bro! This is what I was talking about. Viewing heaven from your lens. Awesome! Rest you know how much I like your pics.

  • Kunal

    Very nice clicks bro !!!

  • In love with all the photographs .. Holi series is my all time fav.. absolutely magical and enchanting 🙂

  • Amazing pictures, wanted to see them badly. Thank you so much… 🙂

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks a lot Kalta ji

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks a lot Megha 🙂
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  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks Kunal 🙂

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks a lot Vibhu 🙂

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks a lot Samir

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks Navinder !
    As of now, no wedding related stuff.

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks a lot Sachin. I’ll be regular with my blog this year.

  • Sanjeev Sood

    Himanshu……ur incredible…….phenomenol……. every click is magical……..u bring heaven on earth for us……keep it up and brighten our lives…..God bless.!!

  • Madhu Parmar

    Himanshu, a beautiful job done. Really captured the flavour of Simla’s snowscape!

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks a lot Madhu and Sanjeev. Do wait for more pictures.

  • Hi Himanshu,

    Its always a pleasure to see your pictures – they stand apart. Must say you have come a longway.

    Keep it up.

  • Deepak Bhalla

    Himanshu bhai this is awesome work. even though iam not present in shimla , this baught a smile to me………Really proud of your work. Keep Rocking

  • maheema dutt

    simply mesmerfizing!!!!lovely clicks

  • Abha Chauhan

    Amazing pictures 🙂

  • Rohit

    Shimla is always beautiful bt ur lens made it exquisite

  • Tapsi

    o man! ds is incredible. i love your photography

  • Rhythm Goswami

    Incredable Photographer u r i ever seen,i’m jus mad abt ur Photography,,.. & yaaa one more thing i wans to stand with u on ur Photo shoot,,…it’s mine wish,.,.,..,., u r mine ideal for Photography bro,,..as a profession i’m an WildLife Scientist & WildLife Photographer. It will be an owner to be with u on Photo Shoot,,./../

  • Saurabh Mehta

    Very nice and beautiful pictures. waiting for more pictures of snow coverd Shimla and Maha Kumbh.
    Nice work.

  • Maneet

    Snowfall couldn’t have been captured better… breathtaking !

  • Ashwani Dayal

    Never saw “Sparrows” to be so beautiful. Shops at Mall road with white snowy background is amazing. With your photography, you have made Shimla looked more classy.
    Cheers
    Ashwani

  • Arbinder Dua

    Such awesome amazing candid photos…it shows the effort put in !

  • Bhuvii

    Hey Buddy …. ur pics are Fascinating … loved all .. !!! Really i am missing my days in HP 🙂

  • Wow…. Very beautiful pictures. Shimla is a very beautiful place to explore.

  • Gorgeous pics Himanshu. Haven’t seen this side of shimla.. beautiful

  • Hitender Prakash

    Wonderful photographs ! A treat to watch it.

  • Avinash

    Your pictures speak for themselves. I checkout some of your other sets as well, its extraordinary. Appreciate the way you engage viewers with the story.

  • A big fan of your photography skills and works !

  • Pavan Kukreja

    Awesome work !

  • Ved Segan

    Never in my association with Shimla , have seen such a beauty….Thanks for sharing

  • piyush jain

    superb pics bro … mein apne fb page par post kar raha hun … apke pas himchal ki aur bi pics hain kya ?

  • Chirag Saraswati

    Great photos, Himanshu!

  • kaushal kishore dhawan

    in photos ko dekhte hi dil khush ho jata hai.

  • Nikhat

    Absolutely delightful photographs. Love the colours with the white scapes. That the white is not burned and the colours are rich and vibrant.. what a treat!

  • Phalguni Neogy

    Amazing pics. Loved the sparrows and the children playing in the snow, the most.

  • Thanks for sharing… enjoyed every pic. Great work!!!

  • Nidhi Negi

    its such a lovely pics….. i loved it, totally splendid 🙂

  • puneet

    nature’s creation …..through your LENS ……………love that ………..

  • Ambika Maggu

    This is simply awesome… Next time I will make sure that I visit Shimla during winters…..

  • Ranjan Sharma

    Bhai Ultimate.

  • really great phitography dear

  • Amazing Pictures… Nice Collection Im from Kangra Himachal Pradesh nice to see this

  • Really so fantastic photos. if you have any more photos of himachal or from dharamsala, mcleodganj kindly send me link where is it available.

  • Jaskaran

    Beautiful Bliss!

  • Ravindra

    Awesome Place and Amazing photography

  • Kamlesh Mallick

    hey this is so beautiful.

    I’m planning to visit Shimla this winter.
    When do u think it snows in Shimla?
    December or the safer bet would be January first week?

    Any idea bout snow in Mcleodgunj or Dhamasala – Does it snow there?

  • rohan

    Awsmm photogrphyy….

  • OMG…. electrical moments entering your pictures’ world…. thank you!

  • Choco Ginger

    BTW: in the first one, the pair of colored umbrellas: a coincidence ?! ;0)

  • Himanshu Khagta

    The cheapest and the most common umbrellas you get in Shimla. Even I had one. Won’t recommend buying one. Really bad.

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks a lot 🙂 Glad you liked them

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