Srinagar’s tulip garden opens for visitors

INDIRA-GANDHI-TULIP-GARDEN

Srinagar, March 25: Srinagar’s Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was opened for visitors on Sunday.

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Deemed as Asia’s largest tulip garden, it is situated on the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range by the banks of the Dal Lake.

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Floriculture Department officials said that 1.25 million tulip bulbs were sown in the garden this year.

Forty-eight varieties of different hues present a mesmerizing spectacle to the visitors.

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Javaid Mustafa Mir, state Minister for Floriculture, hoped that this year would bring enough tourists to Kashmir.

Tulip is a very short-lived flower that comes to bloom in spring and lasts for barely a fortnight.

IANS

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