This largest tulip garden in Asia, located in Srinagar, India, has 1.5 million tulip flowers of more than 64 varieties in bloom.
Srinagar has become even more beautiful due to the Tulip Garden, situated in the shadow of the Himalayas in the north of India. The views of this colorful flower garden opened to the public from 25 March.
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In addition to the tulips, thousands of flowers of the species Hyacinth, Daffodils and Rainculus are also blooming on the edge of the garden here.
Union Department of Tourism is organizing Tulip Utsav since 25 March in the garden which was closed last year due to the epidemic.
Tulip Garden is spread over an area of 30 hectares. It was earlier known as Siraj Bagh.
This tulip garden was inaugurated in 2008 by the then Chief Minister of the state Ghulam Nabi Azad.
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is situated in the valley of the Zabarwan mountain range. The Dal Lake of Jammu and Kashmir is also visible from this mountain.
Tulip flowers have bloomed late this year due to long winter, light rain and snowfall.
Advisor Baseer Khan said, “Today, We officially opened Tulip Garden for visitors”. While praising the beauty of the place, he said that Jammu and Kashmir is endowed with beautiful natural landscapes which have huge potential for tourism.
He said earlier tourists were visiting other world famous gardens and places of Kashmir, but now tulip Garden has become iconic destination and attraction for them.
Advisor informed that Lieutenant Governor will inaugurate six days Tulip Festival on April 03 when Garden will be in full bloom. He added that during the festival, display of rich tradition, culture, cuisines and crafts on the stalls will be set by concerned departments so that tourists will become familiar with our rich culture and values.
The Advisor impressed upon the media persons to propagate the news of Tulip festival and amplify the message outside the J&K so that more tourists will visit the Garden.
He stressed on the visitors to follow the Covid-19 SOPs strictly to avoid any chance of the spread of virus. He said district administration has put various measures to contain the spread and has also issued guidelines on same.
Advisor Khan further elaborated that ornamental plantation has been carried out at the backside of the garden towards the mountain foothills and added that government has undertaken Rs. 10 Cr project for the stage-2 of Tulip Garden and the work is in progress. He said this will add to the beauty of the 35 acre spacious Tulip garden to offer more to the visitors.