Srinagar is one of the most gorgeous hill stations in India and it is home to one of the most beautiful gardens that have been maintained for centuries. Among the Mughal gardens like the Shalimar Bagh and the Chashmashahi Bagh, one that truly stands out is the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. Also Read - Srinagar: 8-Month-old Grandchild of COVID-19 Positive Man Falls Victim to Coronavirus
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The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was initially called Model Floriculture Center and was opened in 2007 to boost cultivation of flowers ion the Kashmir Valley However, over the years, the garden has turned into a major tourist attraction not only for locals, but also for hundreds of thousands of tourists who travel across the globe to have a look at these rows of tulips when they bloom. Also Read - 'Remaining Restriction Should be Lifted Swiftly,' Says EU After Envoys Visit to Kashmir
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The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden is set against the Zabarwan mountains of the Zanskar range. It is spread across 12 hectares of land, making it Asia’s biggest and by far most visited tulip gardens.
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Each year, the gardens are opened for tourists during the months of March and April and seldom for a few days in May as well, depending on the weather and climate. A lot of the locals didn’t approve of the idea of letting tourists into the gardens considering the amount of damage they were anticipating.
However, it is only because of the tulips that thousands of travelers and tourists flock to the northern most state of India, two months before the peak season to visit Srinagar.
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