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Photos | Cold wave-like conditions grip Kashmir as region experiences ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’

Published on Jan 06, 2024 12:29 PM IST
  • The minimum temperature in several parts of Kashmir dropped below the minus 4 degrees Celsius-mark on Friday night.
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Kashmir is currently under the grip of "Chilla-i-Kalan", a 40-day harsh winter period, when a cold wave sweeps the region and temperatures drop considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies as well as water in pipes. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 06, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Kashmir is currently under the grip of "Chilla-i-Kalan", a 40-day harsh winter period, when a cold wave sweeps the region and temperatures drop considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies as well as water in pipes. (AP)

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A Kashmiri woman fills a traditional firepot called ‘Kangri’ with charcoal in Srinagar, Kashmir, Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. Kangri is an age old device for keeping warm, consisting of a decoratively woven yellow wicker case housing an earthen pot for burning charcoal. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 06, 2024 12:29 PM IST

A Kashmiri woman fills a traditional firepot called ‘Kangri’ with charcoal in Srinagar, Kashmir, Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. Kangri is an age old device for keeping warm, consisting of a decoratively woven yellow wicker case housing an earthen pot for burning charcoal. (AP)

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A thin layer of ice formed on the surface of the Dal Lake here and other water bodies in Kashmir as cold wave-like conditions gripped the region, officials said on Saturday.  (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A thin layer of ice formed on the surface of the Dal Lake here and other water bodies in Kashmir as cold wave-like conditions gripped the region, officials said on Saturday.  (AP)

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During "Chilla-i-Kalan," the likelihood of snowfall is at its peak, with most areas, especially higher elevations, experiencing heavy snowfall. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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During "Chilla-i-Kalan," the likelihood of snowfall is at its peak, with most areas, especially higher elevations, experiencing heavy snowfall. (AP)

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A local prepares 'Harisa' before serving it to customers in Srinagar, Kashmir.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A local prepares 'Harisa' before serving it to customers in Srinagar, Kashmir.(AP)

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Srinagar city recorded a minimum temperature of minus 5.4 degrees Celsius on Friday night, down from minus 3 degrees Celsius recorded on the previous night, the officials said. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Srinagar city recorded a minimum temperature of minus 5.4 degrees Celsius on Friday night, down from minus 3 degrees Celsius recorded on the previous night, the officials said. (AP)

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Tourists from Kenya sit by a bonfire outside a cottage in Drang village, northwest of Srinagar, Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, Kashmir in winter transforms into a wonderland. Tourists fill its hotels to ski, sledge and trek the Himalayan landscape.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 06, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Tourists from Kenya sit by a bonfire outside a cottage in Drang village, northwest of Srinagar, Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, Kashmir in winter transforms into a wonderland. Tourists fill its hotels to ski, sledge and trek the Himalayan landscape.(AP)

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People who live in houseboats at the Dal Lake had a tough time breaking the layer of ice over the water body to reach its banks. Water in pipes also freezed in several parts of the Kashmir valley. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 06, 2024 12:29 PM IST

People who live in houseboats at the Dal Lake had a tough time breaking the layer of ice over the water body to reach its banks. Water in pipes also freezed in several parts of the Kashmir valley. (AP)

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Tourists visit a partially frozen waterfall in Drang village, northwest of Srinagar. Kashmir has been going through a prolonged dry spell and a 79 per cent deficit in rainfall was recorded for December.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 06, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Tourists visit a partially frozen waterfall in Drang village, northwest of Srinagar. Kashmir has been going through a prolonged dry spell and a 79 per cent deficit in rainfall was recorded for December.(AP)

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