15 mesmerizing photos capture Kashmir's first snowfall of the season

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Northern India has witnessed heavy snowfall in the last few days.

The Kashmir Valley is the worst hit as incessant snow has hit rail, road and air connectivity and cut the region off from the rest of the country.

But snow has its own charm and life around it takes on a different character.

Here's a snapshot of life in Kashmir right now and it includes tourists reveling in the snow, boatmen rowing through frozen lakes, shepherds walking cattle in the mist, and much more.

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A Kashmiri Indian man paddles his boat on the half frozen Dal Lake in Srinagar on January 8, 2017. A cold wave further tightened its grip in Jammu and Kashmir with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperatures. (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
Boys hurl snow balls to each other, an act of playing in snow locally known as Sheen Jung, on January 6, 2017 in Kashmir, India. Heavy snowfall in Kashmir has thrown life out of gear as roadways, air traffic and power supply have been severely hit in the Valley. The accumulation of over two-feet of snow at the Banihal tunnel led to the closure of the key Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The Mugal road, linking south Kashmir with Pirpanjal region, along with the Ladakh highway and other inter-district roads have also been closed due to deep snow drifts. Air services were also affected as no flight either took off or landed at the Srinagar Airport. Large parts of the Valley are reeling under darkness as electricity has taken a hit due to the snowfall. It has been constantly snowing in Kashmir since Thursday morning, which has already broken the season's longest dry spell in the region in 40 years. The dry spell had caused huge water shortage as the water level in the Jhelum had hit a 60 year low. (Photo credit Owais Khursheed Shah / Barcroft / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
A boy throws a snow ball to his friend, an act of playing in snowy days, on January 6, 2017 in Kashmir, India. Heavy snowfall in Kashmir has thrown life out of gear as roadways, air traffic and power supply have been severely hit in the Valley. The accumulation of over two-feet of snow at the Banihal tunnel led to the closure of the key Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The Mugal road, linking south Kashmir with Pirpanjal region, along with the Ladakh highway and other inter-district roads have also been closed due to deep snow drifts. Air services were also affected as no flight either took off or landed at the Srinagar Airport. Large parts of the Valley are reeling under darkness as electricity has taken a hit due to the snowfall. It has been constantly snowing in Kashmir since Thursday morning, which has already broken the season's longest dry spell in the region in 40 years. The dry spell had caused huge water shortage as the water level in the Jhelum had hit a 60 year low. (Photo credit Owais Khursheed Shah / Barcroft / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Geese huddle against the snowy conditions on the shores of the Dal Lake after a heavy snowfall in Srinagar on January 7, 2017. Indian-administered Kashmir has been cut off from the rest of the country for the second day after heavy snowfall closing the 294km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only road link between Kashmir and rest of the country. (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslim Shouting slogans during funeral of Muzaffar Iqbal Naiko a top rank militant of Lashkar-e Toiba in sopore some 55 kilometers from Srinagar the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir. Muzaffar was killed during a gun battle with government forces in outskirts of Srinagar.Despite heavy snowfall large number of people attended the funeral procession of the Muzaffar amid pro-Islam, pro-azadi and anti-India sloganeering. (Photo by Eeshan Peer/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Kashmiri men walk on a snow covered road during a snowfall on January 6, 2017 in Srinagar, India. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
A boy with a rainbow colour umbrella walks on a foot bridge during a snowfall on January 6, 2017 in Srinagar, India. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Boatmen ferry tourists in a boat amid heavy snowfall on January 06, 2017 in Srinagar, India. Moderate to heavy snowfall continued on the upper reaches while the plains, including summer capital, Srinagar, received snow and rain, resulting in drop in the temperature while the mercury during night remained above normal in the Valley. (Photo credit Saqib M/The Vox /Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
A Kashmiri man looks outside from the window of a bus as it snows in Srinagar the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir on January 06, 2017. Heavy snowfall starts in many parts of Kashmir forcing government authorities to close Jammu and Kashmir national highway for vehicular movement, air traffic has also been disrupted with the cancelation of all flights. (Photo by Faisal Khan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A Kashmiri girl looks on during snowfall on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 5, 2017. The sub-zero temperatures has frozen many water bodies in Kashmir and even drinking water taps have frozen at some places. (Photo credit TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of snow covered residential houses during a fresh snowfall on January 04, 2017 in Tangmarg, some 45 kms North from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. The upper reaches of the region experienced snowfall while plans witnessed rainfall, ending the longest dry spell. (Photo credit Imran Bhat / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Pedestrians walk through a snow covered street during a heavy snowfall on January 06, 2017 in Srinagar, India. Moderate to heavy snowfall continued on the upper reaches while the plains, including summer capital, Srinagar, received snow and rain, resulting in drop in the temperature while the mercury during night remained above normal in the Valley. (Photo credit should read Saqib M/The Vox /Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
A view of Shimla city after the heavy snowfall from Jakhoo hill, on January 8, 2017 in Shimla, India. The first heavy and significant snowfall of this winter in Shimla, starting on Friday night, threw normal life completely out of gear as traffic, telecommunication links, water supply were disrupted while a large number of tourists were stranded. (Photo by Deepak Sansta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
SRINAGAR, INDIA - JANUARY 9: Chinar Trees are reflected on Dal Lake on January 9, 2017 in Srinagar, India. The Kashmir Valley is the worst hit as incessant snow has hit rail, road and air connectivity and cut the region off from the rest of the country. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
A Kashmiri man stands on top of a hill outskirts of Srinagar after seasons first snowfall in Kashmir on January 9, 2017. A cold wave further tightened its grip in Jammu and Kashmir with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperatures. The icy temperatures have frozen many bodies of water in Kashmir as well as drinking water taps. / AFP / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
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