A heavy shower lashed many parts of Udhagamandalam and its surroundings on Saturday.

Though the downpour, which was accompanied by thunder and lightning, lasted only for a short while, it ushered in a welcome change in the weather and brought cheer to the farming community.

It also helped settle the dust on the roads and benefited the Government Botanical Garden, which is getting ready to host the Annual Floral Carnival in May.

Racing season

With this year's racing season scheduled to begin soon, the rain did a world of good to the track.

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