The spring season in Kashmir is from March to May, when almond, cherry, peach, and apple blossoms, as well as tulips, lotuses, and several vibrant flowers beautify the landscape of the Kashmir Valley. If you wish to visit Jammu and Kashmir to treat your eyes to the wonderful blooms carpeting the valley, April is the best time to go. With spring 2022 around the corner, it’s time you start preparing for a tour to Kashmir if you are a nature lover and would like to see the spring blossoms blooming at their best.
Spring is the season of tulips, and seeing millions of them in varied colours is a sight to behold. Every year, Tulip Festival is organized at the Tulip Garden in Srinagar. This year, it will be held from April 3 to April 30, which will indeed be a good reason to visit J&K during that time.
Spring is the season of the beautiful lotus flowers that are synonymous with Kashmir. Around April, lotuses can be seen blooming in the Dal and Nagin lakes. Tourists commonly take a shikara ride in these lakes for a closer look at the lotuses in full bloom.
- Almond Blossoms
Currently, 18870 ha of land in J&K is under almond cultivation and 9672 metric tonnes of almond grow here each year. White and light pink almond blooms announce the arrival of spring. Almond blossoms can be seen in Kashmir in mid-February and March. Badamwari garden in Shahr-e-Khaas, Srinagar is a tourist attraction where visitors come to see the early bloom of almond flowers during the spring season.
- Cherry Blossoms
About 15,000 metric tonnes of cherries grow in Kashmir every year. The Shopian district in southern Kashmir and Ganderbal and Srinagar in the central region are among the largest cultivators of cherry. Where else are cherries grown in Kashmir? Baramulla, Tangmarg and Lar are some of the other areas where you can find cherry blossoms.
Other Spring Blossoms in Kashmir
- Gul-tour is a spring flowering herb that blooms in mid-February or March.
- Apple and peach blossoms can be seen blooming in March. Bhaderwah in Jammu, which is nicknamed as mini-Kashmir, is known for its plum, peach and apple orchards, where tourists flock to see spring blossoms.
- Mustard blossoms bid spring a goodbye and mark the onset of summer. Large expanses of land in Kashmir can be seen covered with bright yellow mustard flowers. A lot of these blooms can be seen while traveling on the Srinagar-Pahalgam route.
So, consider traveling to Kashmir during the spring season of 2022, which is between March and May. It will be the best time to visit J&K to see the spring blossoms bloom. The apple, peach, cherry, almond, lotus and tulip blooms that beautify the lakes and gardens in Kashmir, will leave you spellbound.