With revelers from across the country making a beeline for tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, expecting snowfall on December 31, hotels are packed to capacity in Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie and Chamba. In Shimla alone around 50,000 tourists are expected on December 31. To make the celebrations memorable for revelers, hotels have readied themselves with attractions like dine-and-dance events, bonfires, folk dances and DJ shows.
With over 90% rooms booked in advance in Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie and Chamba, hoteliers are all smiles as New Year celebrations have rejuvenated the ailing tourism industry. In Shimla though missing snowfall on Christmas had left revelers dejected, now expectation of snowfall on December 31 has increased manifold with weather officials predicting rain and snow in Shimla on the last day of the year.
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