Upper reaches of Kargil, Kashmir experience snowfall

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Srinagar, Sep 24 (UNI) The upper reaches of Kargil, Drass and Kashmir valley experienced snowfall while plains received rains resulting in a onsiderable drop in the temperature.

A report from Kargil said the mountains at Drass, the worlds coldest place after Siberia, experienced seasons first snowfall last night and early this morning, resulting in considerable cold, forcing people to wear warm clothes.

It said Tiger hill, Tololing, Mushkoo valley, Kaksar and Nun Kun, which hit the international headlines during Kargil conflict after these heights were occupied by Pakistan intruders in 1999, also experienced snowfall since last evening.

The Drass town had rains resulting in a considerable drop in the temperature.

A tourism official told UNI by telephone from the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg that upper reaches, including Affarwat and Khilanmarg experienced snowfall, much to the delight of tourists for the mountains have been covered by a blanket of snow.

However, the Gulmarg slopes received rains yesterday, still waiting for the first snowfall of the season. The weather was clear at Gulmarg.

The holy Amarnath caves and its immediate periphery also recorded snowfall during the past 24 hours.

UNI

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