Beneath dramatic snow-capped mountains in Indian-administered Kashmir lies the town of Pampore. As well as a spectacular location, Pampore is India's centre for saffron - a spice so valuable that it is sometimes called red gold.

Derived from the crocus plant, saffron fetches around $1,500 (£1,200) per kilo. In October and November fields around the town turn purple as the crocus plants bloom.

Autumn also sees the intricate work of harvesting, when the deep-red threads, called stigma, are removed from between the crocus petals and dried to form saffron.

Around 90% of India's saffron production comes from Kashmir, where it has been grown for centuries. Monis Mir is the fourth generation of his family to be involved in the saffron business.

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