Shimla (HP), Feb 25 (ANI): Heavy rain lashed Shimla on Saturday intensifying cold waves in the hills. The mercury dropped following intermittent rain and thunderstorm. Shimla and the surrounding areas were lashed by rain accompanied by high-velocity winds and lightning but snowfall eluded the state capital. Meanwhile, Kullu received fresh snowfall covering the hill station with a white sheet of snow. Tourists thronged to the hill station to behold the picturesque sight.