A video on the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden which hosts an annual Tulip competition
At the foothills of Srinagar’s Zabarwan Range, protecting an enormous space of over 30 hectares is Asia’s largest tulip garden.
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is dwelling to round 65 forms of tulips and attracts locals and vacationers alike each March in the course of the spring season’s first blooming.
This 12 months, the garden opened it’s doors to vacationers on March 25 and witnessed round 4,000 guests on the primary day, regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 lakh flowers have been planted this 12 months, out of which solely 25% had been in full bloom in March because of the chilly climate. The relaxation are anticipated to start out blossoming in April as soon as temperatures enhance.
The garden is constructed on a sloping floor in a terraced trend consisting of seven terraces. Apart from tulips, many different species of flowers like hyacinths, daffodils and ranunculus may be noticed right here.
Facing Dal lake, the tulip garden was opened in 2007 with the intention of boosting floriculture and tourism in the Kashmir Valley by the then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Formerly referred to as Siraj Bagh, the garden is host to the Tulip competition, an annual showcase of the vary of flowers in the garden organized in the course of the onset of the spring season in Kashmir valley.
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