Winter has already settled in restive Kashmir valley, draping mountains and meadows in a carpet of snow, blocking highways and sending residents craving for warmth.

Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Thursday leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded on national highway connecting rest of India with the state. However, the snowfall brought it with smiles too. Hundreds of tourists flocked major tourist destinations of the valley experiencing the snow first hand.

ScoopWhoop brings you some breathtaking frames of the snow-draped landscape and treacherous roads that lead to the valley:

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