Tulip garden to be thrown open for visitors on Mar 23
HT NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, March 17: Asia’s largest Tulip garden situated on the foothills of Zabarwan hills in Srinagar would be thrown open to visitors from March 23 onwards, officials said.
“The Asia’s largest Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, on the foothills of Zabarwan in Srinagar is likely to be opened for the visitors from March 23 onwards' ', Assistant Floriculture officer Tulip Garden Inam-ul-Rehman said.
He said 15 lakh tulips with 68 different varieties and cocoloursill bloom in the garden this year to welcome the tourists.
Rehman said an open-air cafeteria which is being set up in the garden would be the main attraction for the visiting tourists.
A Sakura garden is being constructed at the east side of the Tulip garden work for which is going on install pace, Rehman said, adding the structure and the buildings have already been completed.
He said the tulip festival is also going to be held this year, dathe te for which would be decided by the authorities later on. There is most likely that some special guests would be invited during the festival for the entertainment of the tourists.
He said people will enjoy the view of beautiful tulip blooms after two years as the garden was closed for tourists in the wake of lockdown imposed in the aftermath of the outbreak of novel Corona-Virus in Kashmir valley.
“After a long time the visitors will have recreation and have a view of a rainbow of colours the garden which will make them happy and pleasant”, Rehman said. He said the ticketing process has been outsourced.
Tulip Garden Srinagar is Asia's largest tulip garden spread over an area of about 30 hectares of land with an overview of picturesque Dal Lake.
A record 2 lakh tourists visited the garden last year. However, with the sudden spike in the COVID-19 cases, the garden was closed as a precautionary measure.