The season of roses is one of the most anticipated seasons by the natives of Oman. This is the season that thousands of cultivated Damask roses blossom and will be harvested eventually. Read on to know more about the roses and about this unique season.
Al Jabal Al Akhdar
Located at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea-level, Jabal Akhdar features a distinctive climate, where the temperatures are moderate in the summer and fall below zero in some parts of winter. This also helps in making the environment suitable for cultivation of Roses.
The rose variety that is popularly grown here is Damask roses. These roses are well known for its distinctive fragrance and are ideal for making rosewater. The rose water industry has become a profession for many people of Jabal Akhdar as a major source of income.
The blooming season starts in March and extends up to May. Every year during this season The Jabal Akthar – the Green Mountain in Arabic, transforms itself into a spectacular shade of pink and green with the blossomed damask roses.
Visiting here and accommodation facilities
The mountainous region offers you spectacular views and visitors are in for real treat when visiting here. You can visit here by booking a dedicated tour package that opts you to visit the villages where the roses are cultivated and harvested. You also have another option of staying in one of the Oman luxury resorts at the Al Jabal Al Akhdar region the likes of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort from where you can easily visit the gardens.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+