Travel in India

Srinagar Tulip Festival 2014: A festival of Floriculture and tradition

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Tulip festival has begun at Tulip garden, Srinagar.
(Pic Source: Wikimedia Commons/Abdars)

Asia’s largest tulip garden on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar is an awesome floral extravaganza which attracts million of tourists every year. The tulip garden is known as Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden (previously Model Floriculture Centre). Conceptualised by former J&K Chief Minister in year 2006-2007, this tulip garden celebrates Tulip Festival each year.

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Cultivated Purple Tulip on display at the Tulip Garden.
(Pic Source: Wikimedia Commons/Abdars)

20 million multi-coloured tulip bulbs of 60 varieties provides a heavenly view to all visitors. The Tulip Garden is surrounded on three sides by the Nishat Bagh and Chashma Shahi Mughal Gardens of Srinagar. 

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Tulips in full bloom at the Tulip Garden in Srinagar.
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The delicate flowers in different hues and colours are developed with to provide tourists with an added incentive to visit the Valley. The Flower bed sprawls all over the foothills of the towering Zabarwan Mountain Range, overlooking the beautiful and the world famous Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar imparts a mesmerising ambience to this 90-acre tourist attraction.

The Srinagar Tulip Festival is held during the first two weeks of April each year. Due to only 15 to 20 days shelf life of this fragile flower (depending on weather & temperature), the window of opportunity for viewing the tulips is limited.

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