“Autumn is approaching and I am beginning to fall again”
Autumn is called ‘Harud’ in Kashmiri - which basically is the time of harvest, and indeed, it is visually the most awe-striking of all the seasons. This is also the shortest of all seasons, stretching between mid-October to mid-November.
This season is known for two of the most marvelous things in Kashmir:
One, the flowering of saffron.
Second, the reddening of Chinar leaves. Autumn creates a mystic aura in the valley with leaves bidding goodbye to their various shades of green, slowly turning to golden and then reddish orange before turning brown and finally embracing the end and falling to the ground. This season is accompanied by misty mornings and evenings, having a cool nip in the air, reminding us of the winters but the days are still warm, pleasant, and sunny.
Here are the best places to witness the grandeur of Autumn in the valley!
The whole valley turns into a golden heaven during the Autumn and it's worth visiting, to witness the mystic fall at its very best.
1) Kashmir University Campus