Asia’s Largest Tulip Garden in Srinagar to Open for Public
Asia’s largest Tulip Garden in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, is scheduled to be opened for general public and tourists from March 25, 2021.
Tulip Garden is a spectrum of colours which features lakhs of tulips. Flowers have blossomed in the lap of Zabarwan Hills along the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar city. Around 15 lakh flowers of more than 64 varieties are in full bloom nowadays in the garden.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
The garden was previously known as Model Floriculture Center. It is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread over an area of 74 acres. It is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range in Dal Lake of Srinagar. Tulip garden was inaugurated in 2007 with the aim of boosting floriculture and tourism in Kashmir Valley. It is built on a sloping ground in terraced fashion comprising of seven terraces. Many other species of flowers like daffodils, hyacinths, and ranunculus have also been added to the garden.
It is an annual celebration that showcase the range of flowers in tulip garden as a part of tourism efforts by the state Government. Festival is organized on the onset of spring season in Kashmir valley.
Tulips are a genus of spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes. Tulips are generally large, showy and brightly coloured. They have a different coloured blotch at the base of their tepals internally. The flower is a member of lily family called Liliaceae.
It is a 32 km long sub-mountain range between Pir Panjal and Great Himalayan Range located in central part of Kashmir Valley. It borders central part of Kashmir Valley to the east. It is surrounded specifically by Sind Valley in North, Lidder Valley in south, Zanskar Range in east and Jehlum Valley in west. Shankaracharya Temple is built on edge of the central part of Zabarwan Range. Highest peak of the range is Mahadev Peak.