An image of a massive traffic jam on a ghat road is being shared on social media claiming that it shows recent visuals of traffic in Manali during Christmas- New Year Holidays. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Recent image of traffic jam in Manali during Christmas- New Year Holidays.
Fact: This photo was taken on 02 January 2022. It shows traffic Jam on Leh- Manali Highway. Though thousands of tourists visit Manali every year during Christmas- New Year, this photo is not a recent one. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
Reverse image search of the viral image revealed that the same picture of Manali was posted by a vlogger named ‘Yash’ on his Instagram account on 27 January 2022.
Talking to Navbharat Times, Yash said that this photo of Leh- Manali highway was taken the picture on 02 January 2022 during his visit to Manali earlier this year. Though a large number of tourists visit Manali every year to celebrate Christmas and New year, this photo is not a recent one. Visuals of traffic jams in Manali this year can be seen here and here.
To sum it up, an old image of traffic jam in Manali shared as recent one.