MILLION OF TULIPS TO BLOOM IN SRINAGAR’S TULIP GARDEN, ALL SET TO WELCOME VISITORS
Srinagar:-While the spring has arrived in the Kashmir Valley, Asia’s largest Tulip Garden on the banks of Srinagar’ Dal Lake will be thrown open to visitors on March 25, where they can enjoy free wi-fi access.
“This year, we are having 50 varieties of tulips in the garden and a total of 1.25 million bulbs over an area of 10 hectares,” Director of Floriculture Mathoora Masoom told Mirror. “In collaboration with BSNL, free wi-fi connectivity will be provided to visitors,” said the official .
Masoom said this time, the garden will be more pleasing as there will be a water channel running through the terraces. “The tulips are highly sensitive to adverse climate and during winter, a team of experts and officers of Floriculture department regularly monitored their growth,” he said
This year, additional green spaces are being created to attract more visitors to Asia’s largest tulip garden, overlooking the world-famous Dal Lake. The festival will witness decorated food and handicraft stalls and kiosks to showcase the rich craft and cuisine of the Kashmir Valley.
Spreading over an area of about 15 hectares, the garden is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan range. The tulips add colour to the landscape of the garden, situated at an altitude of 5,600 feet.
This garden was conceived, conceptualized and created in 2006 by then Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad. In 2014, it was declared as the second best tulip garden in the world by World Tulip Summit Society. Ticket prices to enter the garden have gone up this year because of the introduction of GST.