The hill district of Assam, Dima Hasao has received the season’s first spell of snowfall.

The snowfall has whitewashed the green hills of the district.

Dima Hasao has seen snowfalls at Kipeilo village, 75 km away from Haflong, bringing cheer to the villagers in the New Year.

The Zemi Naga-dominated village under Mahur police station is situated in the Laisong council constituency.

According to the villagers, they have witnessed snowfall for the last one week.

Snowfall has engulfed the entire area.

The people of Kipeilo village, which is located near the Barail range of hills, are excited to witness snowfalls in their village.

However, snowfall in the village is not new for its residents.

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Frozen waters due to snowfall. Image credit – Northeast Now
Frozen waters due to snowfall. Image credit – Northeast Now

The people of Kipeilo village have been witnessing snowfall for the last several years.

Due to snowfall, the waters in ponds have frozen completely.

But the news of snowfall in Kipeilo is yet to get highlighted.

The NC Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) and the state tourism department can highlight the snowfall in Kipeilo while promoting the district as an important tourist destination of Assam.

It is expected that tourists would visit the village to have a glimpse of snowfall and Kipeilo may become a tourist hotspot.

According to sources, snowfall has also been reported in Thuruk village in the south-west part of Dima Hasao district.

Thuruk village is 112 km away from Haflong, the district headquarters of Dima Hasao and is dominated by Biate community.

Pankaj Kr Deb

Pankaj Kumar Deb is Northeast Now Correspondent in Haflong. He can be reached at: pankajhaflong@gmail.com