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What Is Chillia Kalan all about?
Chillai Kalan or Chillia Kalan, the harshest winter period in Kashmir is all set to kick off from December 21. For the unversed, Chillai Kalan is a Persian term that means major cold. The 40-day period brings lot of hardships for Kashmiris as the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies, including the famous Dal Lake here
During these 40 days, the chances of snowfall are the highest and the maximum temperature drops considerably. The minimum temperature in Valley hovers below the freezing point.
Srinagar reaches minus 5.8, Pahalgam minus 7.4 and Gulmarg minus 5.5 as the minimum temperature on most of the days. Drass town of Ladakh reaches minus 19.0, Leh minus 18.0 and Kargil minus 11.5 as the nights lowest temperature most of the nights. Jammu city may go upto 3.2, Katra 4.2, Batote 1.7, Banihal 3.0 and Bhaderwah minus 1.8 as the minimum temperature
While Chillai Kalan will end on January 31, the cold wave continues even after that in Kashmir with a 20-day-long Chillai Khurd (small cold) and a 10-day-long Chillai-Bachha (baby cold)
Chillai Kalan: 40-Day Harsh Winter Period In Kashmir To Kick Off From Dec 21
Chillai Kalan: The 40-day period brings lot of hardships for Kashmiris as temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies, including the famous Dal Lake here.
During these 40 days, the chances of snowfall are the highest and the maximum temperature drops considerably.
Tourists all over the world are exited to visit Kashmir during this period to enjoy the daily snowfall and freezing Dal Lake. Activities like Skiing, Snow Skating, Gondola Ride, Sledging, Snow Biking and much more