Picture-Perfect: Cricket on a Frozen Track in Gurez

Unlike the rest of Kashmir where winter chill and snowfall put a halt to almost all outdoor games, the Gurez in northern Kashmir has a unique distinction of hosting a cricket tournament soon after the picturesque valley receives mounds of snowfall. Nestled in the snow-clad peaks, this ground hosts a tennis-ball tournament every year in which teams from over a dozen nearby villages take part.