Road Trip Vignettes - Saffron Fields of Kashmir!

On the way back from Srinagar to Jammu, our driver Abdul stopped for a few minutes on the roadside and showed us these tilled fields. He asked us to guess what would be planted there. We blabbered some names of cereals or vegetables.

Abdul was not amused and said it would be SAFFRON. We were zapped as we had never seen Saffron fields. "Red Gold" as it is called, Kashmir is one of the largest producer of Saffron in the world. We were in Pampore town known as "Saffron Town" which produces 80% of Kashmir Saffron on Srinagar - Jammu highway. The Saffron of Kashmir is regarded as high quality and gets very good price. For people of Pampore and surrounding regions, it is a lifeline.







We could not see the flowers as they normally bloom in October in Autumn when these fields would be carpeted with lovely lavender flowers. Autumn is a excellent season to visit Kashmir and visiting these Saffron fields and seeing how they harvest it will be icing on the cake.

If you are driving on Srinagar - Jammu highway during the months of October - November, stopover at Pampore to enjoy these Saffron farms.

Postscript - The Pictures with flowers are downloaded from web.

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Road Trip Vignettes - Saffron Fields of Kashmir!

On the way back from Srinagar to Jammu, our driver Abdul stopped for a few minutes on the roadside and showed us these tilled fields. He asked us to guess what would be planted there. We blabbered some names of cereals or vegetables.

Abdul was not amused and said it would be SAFFRON. We were zapped as we had never seen Saffron fields. "Red Gold" as it is called, Kashmir is one of the largest producer of Saffron in the world. We were in Pampore town known as "Saffron Town" which produces 80% of Kashmir Saffron on Srinagar - Jammu highway. The Saffron of Kashmir is regarded as high quality and gets very good price. For people of Pampore and surrounding regions, it is a lifeline.







We could not see the flowers as they normally bloom in October in Autumn when these fields would be carpeted with lovely lavender flowers. Autumn is a excellent season to visit Kashmir and visiting these Saffron fields and seeing how they harvest it will be icing on the cake.

If you are driving on Srinagar - Jammu highway during the months of October - November, stopover at Pampore to enjoy these Saffron farms.

Postscript - The Pictures with flowers are downloaded from web.

If you want to read interesting vignettes captured on our Road trips, you may click here

Road Trip Vignettes

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12 Comments:

At 6/03/2014 , Blogger Siddhartha Joshi said...

Lovely shots...never seen saffron flowers so closely...

 
At 6/04/2014 , Blogger Bruce Wayne said...

The article is beautiful and very well depicts the beauty of kashmir and i myself have been to kashmir and the place is heaven on earth all we need to do is find a good travel agent and do bus booking.

 
At 6/05/2014 , Blogger R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful captures!

 
At 6/06/2014 , Blogger John Carter said...

Hi Blogger.your posting is awsome.i m also writing content about travel.my latest content on Plan India Holidays.thanq.

 
At 6/06/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Siddhartha. Plan a trip to Kashmir in Autumn. It will remind you of your stay in USA!

 
At 6/06/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Bruce. Thankfully Kashmir is still beautiful and not spoilt.

 
At 6/06/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Niranjan!

 
At 6/06/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Hey John, Thanks So much!

 
At 6/27/2014 , Blogger Afreen Shaikh said...

Your Blog post has just revealed the beauty of Kashmir. The pictures you have added to this blog and the lovely flower beds make me fall in love with Kashmir even more. Great post and infact very interesting. Thanks buddy for the share.

 
At 7/03/2014 , Blogger shineindia kashmir said...

After reading this wonderful blog, I really felt great and can remember my childhood trip to Kashmir. With this we can even that, how Kashmir is beautiful?- enriched with snow covered mountain antiquity, culturally , rich flora and fauna. jammu Kashmir package

 
At 8/22/2014 , Blogger praveen sharma said...

Thanks for sharing this pictures these are beautiful , Kashmir is famous for saffron .
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