48000 people visit Tulip garden in 5 days

By: Jahangir Sofi

Srinagar:  About 48000 people have visited the Asia’s biggest Tulip garden located in the foothills of Zabarwan mountain range overlooking famous Dal Lake in Srinagar since it was thrown open for visitors on March 25.

The sprawling garden having 15 lakh varieties of Tulips, spread over 35 acres of land, was officially thrown open on March 25 by LG’s advisor Baseer Ahmed Khan.

The garden witnessed arrival of 4500 visitors’ tourists on day-one.

An official of the Floriculture Department said on the first day of opening of the Tulip nursery, around 4,500 guests visited the garden.

“In the past five days, about 48,000 visitors including domestic and foreign tourists visited the garden. The full Tulip bloom is yet to happen and in the coming few days, the garden will present a breathtaking view,” said the official.

An official in the Tourism Department said in collaboration with the Floriculture Department, they are going to organize a multi-day Tulip Celebration Festival from April 3.

“By then, the Tulips will be in almost full bloom that will attract more tourists,” he said. (APK)

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