Photos: Kashmir Valley turns yellow, and how
Mar 31, 2018 15:17 IST
Mustard is the main winter crop in Kashmir. Mustard oil is used in most local dishes. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
Poplar trees are seen in the middle of a mustard field with a snow-capped Pir Panjal range in the backdrop. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
The yellow flowers are the first sign of warmth after a long spell of cold. A farmer is working in the field, which is mostly covered in snow during winter. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
Sowing is done in September and October. Once winter ends, the rising temperature causes the rapeseed and mustard crops to blossom, and harvesting is done at the end of May. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
A Kashmiri shepherd with his flock of sheep in a field of mustard. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
about the galleryA mustard field in full bloom near Awantipora, some 40km south of Srinagar, India.