Wild tulips of Pampore Karewas attract huge rush of people

Wild tulips of Pampore Karewas
Wild tulips of Pampore Karewas

SRINAGAR — Wild tulips in Karewas of the saffron town of Pampore are attracting hundreds of tourists and locals. The wild tulips in pink and white against a yellow background of mustard flowers presents an attractive look to people visiting the Pampore Karewas.

As per the news agency KNO, tourists visiting different areas of Kashmir halt in Pampore Karewas along both sides of the National Highway to spend some time and have photoshoots in wild tulips.

Dozens of youth, who have been selling pure Kashmiri saffron to tourists, said that tourists in thousands are visiting Pampore saffron fields where wild tulips are in full bloom. They said that even some schools have been visiting the spot for excursions to enjoy some time in wild tulips.

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Vijay, a tourist from Kerala, said that he has been visiting Kashmir on a regular basis as it is truly a paradise on Earth. He said that saffron fields have something to offer in every season for tourists as in Autumn, saffron fields with full saffron bloom are attractive for tourists and in spring, tulips in full bloom are attracting tourists again.

A tourist from UP said that he has visited several tourist spots in the last few days but Pampore Karewas with tulips are more beautiful nowadays. “I stopped my vehicle to have close look at the tulips as everyone passing hereby gets towards the beautiful scene that Karewas are presenting currently,” he said.

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Kashmir is a much safer place and tourists across the country must visit here to see the beauty of tulips in Pampore and other tourist spots in Kashmir, tourists said. They said that the specialty of Kashmir is that beauty here is natural and people here are hospitable, so everyone must visit here at least once.

An official said that the tulip growing in saffron fields of Pampore has been identified as Tulipa Stellata which grows as an associated weed with saffron. “This naturally occurring perennial herb belongs to the family Liliaceae with six identical flowers including three petals and as many sepals,” they said.

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