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In Pictures : Incredible sights of Salalah

August 10, 2014 , 3 : 58 pm GST

View of a tree in Wadi Darbat near Salalah. Photo taken by our reader, Srinivasa Rao.
View of a tree in Wadi Darbat near Salalah. Photo taken by our reader, Srinivasa Rao.
A route around Salalah winding across lush greenery. Khareef seasons starts in Dhofar governorate around June 21 and ends in the second week of September. Photo taken by our reader, Shifad Kabir.
A route around Salalah winding across lush greenery. Khareef seasons starts in Dhofar governorate around June 21 and ends in the second week of September. Photo taken by our reader, Shifad Kabir.
Khareef season gives the highlands of Dhofar a new lease of life by rejuvenating the springs and lakes. Photo by our reader, Payman Ghafoori
Khareef season gives the highlands of Dhofar a new lease of life by rejuvenating the springs and lakes. Photo by our reader, Payman Ghafoori
Many of the sights in and around Salalah give you the impression that you
Many of the sights in and around Salalah give you the impression that you're not in Oman. This is one such photo where you could be fooled for wandering in south India, Sri Lanka or any other tropical destination lined up with coconut trees. Photo by our reader, Jiji John
In a view that could be mistaken for New Zealand, cattle can be seen grazing near Wadi Darbat in southern Oman. Photo taken by our reader, Shifad Kabir.
In a view that could be mistaken for New Zealand, cattle can be seen grazing near Wadi Darbat in southern Oman. Photo taken by our reader, Shifad Kabir.
Salalah is connected with the rest of Oman through major highways. Photo taken by our reader, Gopi Krishnan.
Salalah is connected with the rest of Oman through major highways. Photo taken by our reader, Gopi Krishnan.
A view of the majestic Mughsail Beach near Salalah. The coastline of Dhofar governorate is blessed with several beautiful beaches which is visited by thousands of visitors during the Khareef season. Photo sent by our reader, Elayaraj K.
A view of the majestic Mughsail Beach near Salalah. The coastline of Dhofar governorate is blessed with several beautiful beaches which is visited by thousands of visitors during the Khareef season. Photo sent by our reader, Elayaraj K.
A valley near Wadi Darbat enveloped by thick mist. Photo taken by our reader, Dr. Marfa Mohammed.
A valley near Wadi Darbat enveloped by thick mist. Photo taken by our reader, Dr. Marfa Mohammed.
Wadi Darbat is one of the most popular destination for picnickers in Salalah during the Khareef season. Photo sent by our reader, Dr. Marfa Mohammed.
Wadi Darbat is one of the most popular destination for picnickers in Salalah during the Khareef season. Photo sent by our reader, Dr. Marfa Mohammed.
A view of a lush green wadi on the way to Prophet Ayub
A view of a lush green wadi on the way to Prophet Ayub's tomb near Salalah in Dhofar governorate. Photo sent by our reader, Asim Baig.
A scenic view of Wadi Darbat. Last year more than 400,000 tourists visited Salalah during the Khareef season with Wadi Darbat serving as one of the major attractions. Photo sent by our reader, Elayaraj K.
A scenic view of Wadi Darbat. Last year more than 400,000 tourists visited Salalah during the Khareef season with Wadi Darbat serving as one of the major attractions. Photo sent by our reader, Elayaraj K.
A small shack on the way to Wadi Darbat. Photo by our reader, Elayaraj K.
A small shack on the way to Wadi Darbat. Photo by our reader, Elayaraj K.
Driving in the highlands of Dhofar becomes tricky during Khareef season as thick mist engulfs the valleys and reduces visibility to hardly a few metres. Photo by our reader, Dr. Marfa Mohammed.
Driving in the highlands of Dhofar becomes tricky during Khareef season as thick mist engulfs the valleys and reduces visibility to hardly a few metres. Photo by our reader, Dr. Marfa Mohammed.
Salalah not only witnesses a massive boost in greenery, it also receives a huge influx of tourists from Oman and abroad. Photo by our reader, Lineesh M.
Salalah not only witnesses a massive boost in greenery, it also receives a huge influx of tourists from Oman and abroad. Photo by our reader, Lineesh M.
The topographical diversity around Salalah is simply spectacular where the desert meets the sea and tall mountains are covered with monsoon clouds. Photo taken by our reader, Elayaraj K.
The topographical diversity around Salalah is simply spectacular where the desert meets the sea and tall mountains are covered with monsoon clouds. Photo taken by our reader, Elayaraj K.
Some views of the wadis around Salalah are just surreal. Photo taken and sent by our reader, Assif Kottekodan.
Some views of the wadis around Salalah are just surreal. Photo taken and sent by our reader, Assif Kottekodan.
A view from the highlands near Salalah overlooking the Arabian Sea coast. Photo by our reader, Arun Surendran.
A view from the highlands near Salalah overlooking the Arabian Sea coast. Photo by our reader, Arun Surendran.

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