Pampore town known as the abode of one of the world's precious and costliest spices saffron.

Pampore situated on the banks of mighty river Jhelum. Located on the national highway and being connected by Train makes it one of the easiest place to reach out by the travel lovers..

In the month of october-november months, the huge  karewa fields are clad with purple hues of saffron flowers providing mesmerizing scenery to the onlookers.The saffron fields on both sides of National Highway are astonishingly the breathtaking scenes making people to fall in love with Pampore.

First cultivated in Greece, saffron has been grown in the Kashmir valley for hundreds of years.

Saffron is grown commercially primarily in India, Spain and Iran. But the Kashmir variety is

considered the best andit is the most expensive.

Historical evidences date back, saffron to 500BC when persian rulers brought it to India but the traditional legends somehow differ from this opinion and date back saffron to11th century AD when two sufi ascetics Khwaja Masood wali and Sheikh Sharifuddin Wali entered the Kashmir Valley. A local chieftian cured the illness of these two ascetics and in return they gifted him saffron crocus bulbs as a token of love.

Saffron is a perennial crop, lasting for about 10 to 15 years after sowing.