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Ever been on a snow scooter?
March 21, 2005
nveloped in a thick white blanket of snow, Manali has become a tourist hotspot.
The visitors are not only enjoying the snow and the chilly weather, they are also having a nice time riding snow scooters, which can be used only in this weather.
"The scooter ride was amazing. I really enjoyed it. I haven't gone abroad, but it feels like it is something like abroad," said Sachin, a tourist.
The snow scooters cost between Rs 500,000 and Rs 600,000 and were brought to Manali from European countries a few years ago.
These scooters are also a source of employment for the locals.
But their owners have a complaint: since the roads are covered with snow, access to Manali is impaired. The locals are now entreating the government to look into the matter.
Meanwhile, next time you visit Manali, check out the snow scooters!