In Pictures: Season's First Snowfall Blankets Kashmir Plains

The season’s first snowfall lashed the plains of the Kashmir Valley on Saturday while the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received heavy snowfall, the Met Office said. “As expected, light to moderate snowfall occurred in plains of the Valley during the night while heavy snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of J&K and Ladakh,” an official of the Met department said.

Shikaras photographed on the waters of Dal lake in Srinagar following overnight snowfall on Saturday. Mubashir Khan/GK
The Kashmir capital on Saturday woke up to a sunny morning with plentiful snowfall overnight, hampering traffic and snapping of electricity cables at several places, leading to a long power cut. Aman Farooq/GK
Overnight snowfall didn’t deter these young men who took to TRC ground early morning for a practice session. Aman Farooq/GK
Vehicles parked on a roadside are covered with snow on Saturday morning. Aman Farooq/GK
A fisher woman walks along the banks of Dal lake in Srinagar with a catch of fish. Aman Farooq/GK
Overnight snowfall drapes Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Aman Farooq/GK
The Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar is photographed following an overnight snowfall on Saturday against the backdrop of snow-covered mountains. Aman Farooq/GK
A man poses for a picture on the banks of Dal lake with snow-clad mountains in the backdrop. Mubashir Khan/GK
A man clears snow from the roof of his houseboat in the river Jhelum in Srinagar on Saturday. Mubashir Khan/GK
The Dal lake is photographed on Saturday following overnight snowfall. Mubashir Khan/GK
Shikaras are lined up along the banks of Dal lake in Srinagar on Saturday. Mubashir Khan/GK
The plains of Kashmir valley, including the summer capital Srinagar, were draped in white by an overnight snowfall. Mubashir Khan/GK
Daksum area of south Kashmir presents a heavenly look following overnight snowfall. Mir Wasim/GK
KIds enjoy a ‘game’ of cricket on a road in Daksum area of Anantnag. Mir Wasim/GK
Daksum area of south Kashmir presents a heavenly look following overnight snowfall. Mir Wasim/GK