Thiruvananthapuram: The hill station of Munnar has been witnessing a cold wave with the temperature dropping below zero degrees. Munnar is often referred to as the Kashmir of southern India. A layer of frost forms was on Friday seen on plants and grass in Munnar, giving a boost to tourism in the area.Also Read - Student Police Cadets Wearing Hijab Will Affect Secularism: Kerala Govt

Talking to news agency ANI, a District Tourism Promotion Council official said, “Many tourists from Kerala & neighbouring states are coming to see this. There’s a good rush of tourists.” Also Read - Kerala Named 'The Most Welcoming Region,' Followed by Goa And Puducherry: Survey

On Thursday, the temperature in the hill station dropped to minus two degrees Celsius. The drop in temperature–unusual for the month of Fenruary- is also being seen as one of the effects of climate change. Munnar generally witnesses snowfall in the months of November, December and January, and the temperature generally picks up in February. Also Read - After Being Unconscious For 6 Months, Kerala Man In UAE Wakes Up To Make Miraculous Recovery From COVID

Check the video of frost cover below:

In January as well, the temperature unexpectedly dipped in Munnar, and a layer of frost was seen in parts of the town for about 12 days.