Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan 7 (ANI): With the mercury dropping by over 15 degrees Celsius below the freezing point, Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region has become the coldest recorded place in the state.
According to reports, the people of Ladakh stock enough essential commodities such as fuel, petrol, ration and other required items before winters.
During winters, the people face harsh climatic conditions with temperatures dropping down to minus 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.
Kashmir is currently under the grip of 'Chillai-Kalan', the 40-day harshest winter period. It will end on January 31 but the cold wave conditions will continue in the Valley.
The 40-day period is followed by a 20-day long 'Chillai-Khurd' (small cold) and a 10-day long 'Chillai-Bachha' (baby cold). (ANI)