Published On: Mon, Jun 16th, 2014

Tulip Garden

May 2014

By KS Correspondent

DSC00730Every year more than 10 lakh tulips with varied colours welcome Kashmir’s summer at Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden. Located at the foothills of Zabarwan range, the garden is just five kilo metres away from the city centre Lal Chowk, making the garden an easy attraction for tourists. 

 Situated at an altitude of 5600 feet, the garden is spread over 20 acres. Thrown open in 2006-07, the garden has come as shot in arm for tourism in Srinagar city. It attracted 12 lakh footfalls in 2012 and is fast emerging as major spring season attraction for tourists. 

 

With an overview of picturesque world famous Dal Lake on one side, the garden is surrounded by Nishat Bagh and Cheshmashahi. From its humble origin in Persia, the tulip has travelled a long way to add colour and charm to the Valley. Kashmir’s tulip garden, very often, is compared to Holland’s Keukenhof. More than 70 varieties of tulips of different colours are on display every year, when in bloom in March, April and May. Of late, the blooming of tulips turn Srinagar into festive mood, with the authorities organising crafts and food festivals.

 

About the Author

Ajaz Rashid

- Ajaz Rashid is a renowned journalist writing on Politics, conflict, Business, Society, Health etc in Jammu and Kashmir over the last 10 years.

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