Saffron fields in Pampore draw huge crowds
Srinagar: Hundreds of tourists have started visiting saffron fields in Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district as the saffron bulbs are in full bloom during late autumn season.
Saffron flowers have bloomed at several spots in Pampore known as saffron town. The picturesque fields with maroon, yellow and purple hues of the flowers attracting hoards of tourists.
“Since last one week, tourists have started arriving in the field. They are seen clicking pictures in the fields,” said Ghulam Qadir of Pampore.
He said that due to recent rains saffron fields have started blooming and are attracting hundreds of tourists and the number is increasing with each passing day.
Like tourists click photographs in Dal Lake, Pahalgam, Gulmarg and other tourist spots, they are mesmerised by the beauty of saffron fields.
Bilal Ahmad, another local said that visitors are delighted by the fragrance of the saffron prompting them to purchase saffron on the spot.
Tourists who were delighted to witness the Saffron flowers bloom said that they have planned their trips to see saffron bloom and spend time in the fields here.
Raj Krishan, a tourist from Gujarat said that visiting Kashmir and spending some time in saffron fields was his dream which has come true.
Similarly, tourists concurred with Raj saying that it is rare experience to spend time in saffron fields and witness its flowers bloom.
Notably, saffron is considered as the world’s costliest spice. (KNO)