5 Breathtaking Photos from Kashmir as Mustard Fields Return to Full Bloom

April 15

Hordes of tourists visiting Kashmir valley are fascinated by the mustard fields as the mustard crop has turned the whole picturesque Kashmir valley into golden.

According to mustard growers, following sufficient snowfall and rains this winter, the crop yields are much better than the previous year.

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the tourists initially get the glimpse of these mustard fields while arriving in the valley by flight since they are located in the region from the planes approach Srinagar prior to landing./ Photo- Sajad Hameed~ The Kashmiriyat

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On the way to Pahalgam, 16 kilometres off Srinagar on the national highway, many tourists feast their eyes and minds with the scenic view of blooming mustard flowers./ Photo- Sajad Hameed~ The Kashmiriyat

 

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“It somewhere resembles Switzerland. A combination of mountains and mustard fields and not found so easily. The smell and beauty of this place is awesome,” a tourist said./ Photo- Sajad Hameed~ The Kashmiriyat

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The mustard crop is sown in September-October. As temperatures rise after winter, the rapeseed-mustard crop blossoms and the farm is harvested towards the end of May./ Photo-Sajad Hameed~ The Kashmiriyat

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India, China, Canada, Poland, France and Pakistan are major rapeseed-mustard growing countries. India, according to a survey, has nearly 4.5 million hectares under mustard production. / Photo- Sajad Hameed~ The Kashmiriyat