Carpeting Valley White

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After days of rains Kashmir valley finally received seasons first major snowfall. As life came to a virtual halt in Srinagar and its neighbouring areas, photojournalist Bilal Bahadur toured the near deserted, snow-covered roads to capture the white riot

Roads leading to Srinagar's main business hub Lal Chowk were deserted.

Roads leading to Srinagar’s main business hub Lal Chowk were deserted.

On a normal sunny day Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk is full of life.

On a normal sunny day Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk is full of life.

With Srinagar-Jammu highway closed passenger taxis stand parked and buried under snow.

With Srinagar-Jammu highway closed passenger taxis stand parked and buried under snow.

A milkman carries supplies on his bicycle through snow covered road.

A milkman carries supplies on his bicycle through snow covered road.

A passenger bus negotiating its way through snow covered Amira Kadal in Srinagar.

A passenger bus negotiating its way through snow covered Amira Kadal in Srinagar.

A horticulture department employee carrying part of a fallen tree over his shoulder in Srinagar.

A horticulture department employee carrying part of a fallen tree over his shoulder in Srinagar.

A man shelters himself with an umbrella during snowfall in Srinagar.

A man shelters himself with an umbrella during snowfall in Srinagar.

Houseboats parked in Chinar Bagh in Srinagar.

Houseboats parked in Chinar Bagh in Srinagar.

Boats lie vacant in Dal Lake during seasons first major snowfall in Srinagar.

Boats in Dal Lake during seasons first major snowfall in Srinagar.

A man rides on bicycle during snowfall in Kashmir.

A man rides on bicycle during snowfall in Kashmir.

A early morning view of Srinagar during snowfall.

A early morning view of Srinagar during snowfall.

Vehicles negotiate through slippery roads in Srinagar during snowfall.

Vehicles negotiate through slippery roads in Srinagar during snowfall.

Most of the major roads in Srinagar are waterlogged after last nights heavy snowfall.

Most of the major roads in Srinagar are waterlogged after last nights heavy snowfall.

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