The arrival of autumn in Srinagar marks its presence by changing the chinar leaves to orange-red.
Autumn, locally known as Harud, is a season of harvest in Kashmir with trees changing their colours to red while the days become shorter as winter approaches.
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IMAGE: Sit under the shade of the tree by the lake and gaze at the shikaras floating on the water.
All photographs: Umar Ganie for Rediff.com
IMAGE: A perfect picture for the family album.
IMAGE: A place where young and old become the same age.
IMAGE: The best place to take a stroll in Srinagar's famed Mughal Gardens.
IMAGE: Time to freeze the moment and cherish it later.
IMAGE: Aha! That's the right angle; let me capture the water splurt behind you.
IMAGE: The Mughal gardens, painted in shades of red, green and yellow.
IMAGE: It's selfie time!
IMAGE: A Walk in Fairyland.
IMAGE: Lost in Nature's Painting.