Unseasonal snowfall in Darjeeling

Darjeeling: Queen of Hills Darjeeling and its adjacent areas witnessed unseasonal snowfall accompanied by hailstorm and rain Friday.

The town and its adjacent localities experienced 1 inch to 1.5 inch snowfall between 11.15 am and 11.45 am, the Darjeeling district administration said.

A very unusual phenomenon in the month of April, the snowfall delighted tourists.

LB Dukpa, a 90-year-old resident of the hills, said he has never witnessed snowfall in this time of the year in his lifetime.

Darjeeling has been experiencing rains for the past three days.