If you wish to watch two million tulips over 20 acres of the Kashmiri Landscape at 5600 feet altitude, you must visit Asia’s largest Tulip Garden – the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. Sprawling over an area of about 12 hectares at the foothills of the towering Zabarwan Mountain Range, and overlooking the beautiful and the world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar, the tulip garden is one of Kashmir’s most famous tourist attractions. There are many varieties of Tulips here. The sight is simply delightful.
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The garden, which was earlier called as ‘Model Floriculture Centre,’ was the effort of the ex-Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad, to boost eco-tourism and floriculture in the valley of Kashmir. With 70 different types of tulips, the garden is among the most popular tourist sites in Srinagar. The garden also has several rose beds. It opens for around three weeks, generally in March but may get delayed because of the weather.
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