Spring in Kashmir
The queen of seasons and the blend of natural colour and costume; spring is welcomed everywhere. But in Kashmir, it has its own charm and elegance. It comes breaking the spell of chilly dull winter and infuses new life into everything.
Nature is in the prime of its youth during this season. It‘s a season of natural majesty, glamour, and colourfulness. The land of Kashmir seems to be a painting of colourful views. The fields and meadows look beautiful green carpets. Green grass covers hills and plains of the valley. Everywhere one observes plenty of blossoms.
With the increase in temperature first wild flowers bloom. Then comes the turn of mustered fields which present a charming sight. The cherry, almond and apricot trees bloom at a time to add to the beauty of the spring. It is followed by apple and pear blossoms. The blooming flowers fill the air with fragrance. The bare trees wear lush green leaves to present a soothing sight. Petals fly in air and dart about to create an eye-catching view.
Migratory birds (like Siberian cranes) from distant countries come to join the native ones to sing melodious tones in rapture. There is music everywhere. They add to the beauty of spring by their charming colours. One feels joyous to watch them flitting about.
The snow on mountains starts melting and the water level in the streams, springs, and rivers rises.
The murmuring sound of this water is quite sweet and charming.
Trade and other activities become brisk. The hustle and bustle start again. Farmers start sowing seeds and thus get engaged in their seasonal work. Visitors from all over the world visit Kashmir to enjoy the beauty of the paradise on earth. They spend a lot of money here. It gives an economic boost to people related to tourism. Picnics, excursions, and outings are a common phenomenon as the local people are also over-zealous in enjoying spring.
How can one resist the temptation of the perfect blend of colour and freshness called spring? According to Emperor Jahangir; “If a roasted bird is brought to Kashmir, it will come out with wings and feathers.”
Spring In Kashmir (200 words)
Spring in Kashmir is one of the four seasons of the year. It begins from the middle of the March and lasts for three months. This season is the most ideal season for tourism and sightseeing among the four seasons of Kashmir.
The cold and chilly wind of winter is over. The days are warm, sunny and pleasant. Snow begins melting on the mountains- tops. Rivers and streams are full of fresh water. The earth wears a bright green blanket. Small leaves sprout on the branches of the trees. Fruit trees are in full blossom. There is sweetness and beauty all around.
The birds are seen chirping and singing in treetops. Flowers scatter smiles everywhere. The colorful flowers soothe the eyes. We find bees sucking flowers from flowers. Butterflies sing and dance around flowers. People roam around in colourful gardens. The breathe in fragrant air. A walk in such a garden refreshes one’s heart, mind and soul.
Kashmir is a land of gardens. It is heaven on earth. Its picturesque beauty beggars description during spring. Kashmir is known as the Switzerland of Asia. Nishat and Shalimar Gardens are famous the world over. Many tourists visit this paradise during spring.