Tulip Garden- Jammu and Kashmir in full bloom to welcome tourists

Tulip Garden- Jammu and Kashmir in full bloom to welcome tourists

In the Kashmir valley, Asia’s largest Tulip garden is open on the banks of the iconic Dal lake . The floriculture department has planted 12.25 lakh Tulip bulbs of 40 varieties and colours in the 10-hectares garden. On its opening day around 20 per cent bloom was recorded .Visitors can access Wi-Fi at no cost among other facilities. Director at the Floriculture department Mathoora Masoom said , “We have added more green spaces inside the garden so that visitors can rest and enjoy the beauty of flowers”.
This season, 40,000 Hyacinth bulbs have been planted in a separate terrace and the department has added several new fountains to the garden. In this year also added some other species of flowers to the Tulip garden. These includes Hyacinths, Daffodils, Narcissus and other ornamental plants.
Tulip Garden located in the foothills of the Zabarwan hill in summer capital of Srinagar and overlooking the famous Dal lake, attracts thousands of tourists from across the world every year.
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden, previously known as Model Floriculture Center, is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread over an area of about 30 hectares. The garden was opened in 2007 with the aim to boost floriculture and tourism in Kashmir Valley.

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