In addition to its specific odour, it is accepted as the prince of the rice because of its long and fine grain feature. Its origin is India and it is grown in Puncap state. Punjab means "five water". This state has became a rice paradise because of the delta formed by five rivers passing through this state. The region, which is founded on the foothills of the Himalayas and fed by the water and melting iced in this area, is a wonderful environment for Basmati rice. The most important feature of Basmati rice is that it can be two times bigger than the original size. It gives a specific roasted hazelnuts odour.