26 MARCH 2021
ASIA’S LARGEST TULIP GARDEN OPENED FOR VISITORS
The majestic Tulip garden on the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains in Srinagar was opened to the public on 25 March 2021, marking the beginning of the tourism season in Kashmir.
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Kashmir is considered Asia’s largest Tulip garden having 15 lakh flowers of more than 64 varieties.
The Floriculture department planted different varieties of tulips in a phased manner this year.
The average lifespan of the tulip flowers is three-four weeks.
The garden was opened in 2007 with the aim to boost floriculture and tourism in Kashmir Valley.
Tulip festival is organised during the onset of spring season in the Valley to promote tourism and attracts thousands of tourists all over the world.
The garden was opened after the gap of two years as it was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year.
“Whenever you get the opportunity, do visit Jammu Kashmir and witness the scenic Tulip festival. In addition to the tulips, you will experience the warm hospitality of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Prime Minister appealed to the people in a tweet.