Kashmir Tulip Garden opens: Asia's largest garden of tulips, spring flowers opens for visitors in Srinagar - View Mesmerizing Pictures
Kashmir Tulip Garden Open: Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is ensconced between Dal Lake and the Zabarwan hills in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. During the opening ceremony, Sinha said that about 68 varieties of tulips will bloom in the garden this year.
Kashmir Tulip Garden Open: Asia's largest tulip garden - Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden - is now open for the public to witness the mesmerizing sight. The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha in a ceremony opened the Tulip Garden in Srinagar on Sunday. However, it opens for the public from Monday onwards.
During the opening ceremony, Sinha said that about 68 varieties of tulips will bloom in the garden this year. "Every year we expand this garden and new varieties are displayed here. This year, we have extended the fountain channel," he said. When the garden blooms fully, there will be a rainbow of tulips, he added.
(With agency inputs)
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About Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, formerly known as Siraj Bagh, is a tulip garden in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is the largest tulip garden in Asia opened in 2008 by the then-chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad. Azad had conceived the idea to bridge the lean tourist arrival period between the winter and summer seasons in the Valley.
Kashmir Tulip Garden: New Tulip Garden
Last year the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden witnessed 3.60 lakh visitors, which is the highest since it was opened, the LG said.
Expressing a hope that this year's visitor footfall surpasses last year's numbers, Sinha said a new tulip garden will be opened in April in the Sanasar area of the Jammu region in which 2.75 lakh tulips of 25 varieties will bloom.