Srinagar Tulip Festival

Asia’s largest Tulip Garden is located in Srinagar. This garden houses more than a million tulips. This garden has been a major global tourist attraction in Kashmir. On 23rd March, it has been reopened to the public after being shut for the past nine months.

Overview:

  • The garden has been reopened keeping in mind the upcoming Srinagar Tulip Festival.

About the Srinagar Tulip Festival

Annually in the month of April, the Jammu and Kashmir government organizes the tulip festival which kicks off the tourism season of the union territory. This festival includes multiple musical events, cultural programmes, conferences, and food fests. The blend of colours from the different varieties of tulips attracts hundreds of tourists to Kashmir from various parts of India.

About the Tulip garden

On the foothills of the Zabarwan range, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is located. It overlooks Srinagar’s Dal lake. In 2008 it was initially opened by then Chief Minister Ghulam Mabi Azad. Since then it has been attracting lakhs of visitors from several parts of the country to Srinagar. More than 50 gardeners worked tirelessly for the past nine months to get this garden ready for the festival. The garden will remain open till April end, as this is the duration of the tulips blooming. Apart from tulips, flowers like daffodils, hyacinths, and ranunculus have also been added to this garden.

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