Indian Kashmir has been cut off from the world due to the strong snowfalls

NEW DELHI, 31 Dec. Powerful snow storms to hit Northern India, cut off from the country’s northernmost Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, said Friday the Agency IANS.

The snowfall began a few days ago. The snow had cut the only road leading to the administrative state capital city Srinagar, due to the bad weather had cancelled all flights. According to various estimates, up to 400 cars, trucks and buses were on the road in the snow captivity, their drivers and passengers took refuge in the neighboring towns.

However, as noted by the media, the snow is not too upset by Indian and foreign tourists who find themselves in these days in Srinagar. Snow for the greater part of India – rare exotics, in Northern regions, including in Kashmir come from all over the country to see snow-capped mountains.

While road service clearing trails, tourists who come here from all over India to meet the \”snow\” of the New year, enthusiastically playing snowballs and making figures of Hindu deities, according to the channels.

Kashmir for more than 60 years remains a matter of dispute between India and Pakistan. This year, the Indian part of Kashmir, a wave of protests and unrest caused by the death of the teenager, the blame for which locals put on government forces of law and order.

However, despite these problems, Kashmir is known all India tourist centre. Summer in the Kashmiri mountains come to escape from the exhausting South Asian heat, and in winter skiing. According to the information of the Indian Ministry of tourism, this year, the Kashmir valley was visited by about 725 thousands of tourists from India and other countries.

Source: RIA Novosti

Powerful snowfalls in Northern India

31.12.10. Powerful snow storms to hit Northern India, cut off from the country’s northernmost Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The snowfall began a few days ago.

The snow had cut the only road leading to the administrative state capital city Srinagar, due to the bad weather had cancelled all flights. According to various estimates, up to 400 cars, trucks and buses were on the road in the snow captivity, their drivers and passengers took refuge in the neighboring towns.

Source: Radio Beacon

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