In Pics: This winter North India turns 'snow' white

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New Delhi, Jan 19: This winter season North India is wearing a "white" thick blanket of snow. Several parts of North India, including Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, have witnessed heavy snowfall. Tourists are flocking to Shimla and Kashmir to enjoy the beauty of winter.

If on one hand, tourists are enjoying their vacation in snow-capped hills of North India, bad weather conditions have brought great difficulties to the locals.

Heavy snowfall affected normal life in Kashmir which was cut off from the rest of the country with the Srinagar-Jammu national highway closed and air traffic suspended. Snowfall, which began yesterday, has resulted in snapping of electricity and water supply in many areas of the Valley, official sources said.

An official of the disaster management cell said that the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir received the highest snowfall in the state with an accumulation of three feet of fresh snow. Himachal Pradesh, too, was hit hard by rains and snowfall which continued for the third day today with many areas in the state cut off in the rough weather.

State capital Shimla recorded 45cm of snow while Manali, Narkanda, Fagu, Khara Patthar and other tourist resorts in the higher reaches had received between 65cm to 90cm of snow till afternoon today.

Vehicles plying on a snow-covered road

Vehicles plying on a snow covered road during season's first snowfall in Shimla.

A view of snow covered Pir Panjal tunnel

A view of snow covered Pir Panjal tunnel in Anantnag district.

An aerial view of Shopian town

An aerial view of Shopian town after slide snowfall at early morning in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir.

A scene of heavy snowfall

A scene of heavy snowfall in the evening in Srinagar.

A view of the bank of River Jhelum

A view of the bank of River Jhelum after a moderate snowfall in Srinagar.

A boatman rowing his boat along Dal Lake

A boatman rowing his boat along Dal Lake during a moderate snowfall in Srinagar.

People walk at a snow-covered road

People walk at a snow-covered road during heavy snowfall in Shimla.

A man cleans snow from his car

A man cleans snow from his car after heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

A bus plying at Lower Munda on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

A bus plying at Lower Munda on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway after the snow was cleared near Srinagar.

A man is seen at a snow-covered stairs

A man is seen at a snow-covered stairs during heavy snowfall in Shimla.

Tourists enjoy the snowfall

Tourists enjoy the snowfall at Mall Road in Shimla.

A man walks with an umbrella inside a garden

A man walks with umbrella inside a garden during heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

A man walks with an umbrella at Lakkar Bazar

A man walks with an umbrella at Lakkar Bazar after heavy snowfall in Shimla.

The snow envelops a moving train

The snow envelops a moving train Srinagar-Qazigund railway track during heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

A man walks with an umbrella

A man walks with an umbrella during heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

A man walks along the road

A man walks along the road during heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

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