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Tulip garden blooms to greet tourists

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By: Shayib Bhat VOV


Asia’s largest tulip garden, on the banks of Dal Lake was thrown open for tourists on Thursday. The biggest spring beauty of Kashmir tourism was opened in 2008 by then chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Officials said nearly 15 lakh bulbs of different tulips have been planted this year with over 64 varieties. All Covid-19 protocols, including social distancing and face masks have been made mandatory to enter this garden.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too stated that 25th March is special for Jammu and Kashmir.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked in detail about the beauty of Kashmir and about the hospitality of the people and appealed to tourists to go to Kashmir and enjoy this spring season.

“Tomorrow, 25th March is special for Jammu and Kashmir. A majestic tulip garden on the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains will open for visitors. The Garden will see over 15 lakh flowers of more than 64 varieties in bloom,” Modi said in one of the tweets.

“Whenever you get the opportunity, do visit Jammu and Kashmir and witness the scenic Tulip festival. In addition to the tulips, you will experience the warm hospitality of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he further tweeted.

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