More than 2 lakh tourists visit Asia’s largest Tulip garden in 15 days
New Delhi/ Srinagar Apr 3: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Monday said that Jammu and Kashmir is beautiful, and even more so during the Tulip season.
In reply to the tweet threads by Srinagar District Administration about blooming of Tulip garden located in the foothills of Zabarwan Range, adjacent to Dal Lake in Srinagar, the Prime Minister tweeted; “Jammu and Kashmir is beautiful, and even more so during the Tulip season.”
Meanwhile, officials said that over two lakh tourists have visited Asia’s largest Tulip Garden in Srinagar in 15-days. “Since the day the garden was thrown open for public on March 20, more than 2 lakh tourists have visited Tulip Garden so far which include locals, nationals and international visitors,” they added.
Both local and non-local tourists are enjoying the picturesque scenery of the garden. “We are getting very good response. While the footfall of local tourists is less due to the ongoing Ramadan, a large number of non-local tourists are visiting the garden,” officials added.
Spread over 52 hectares of picturesque land on the foothills of Zabarwan mountains and located by the banks of the Dal Lake, Srinagar’s Tulip Garden is the largest tulip garden in Asia.
Last year, it had witnessed a footfall of over 3 lakh people in one month.
Four new types of tulips have been added to the garden this year — Virgo, Sweetheart, Hamilton and Chrism Dream — which have been imported from The Netherlands.
Tulip beds have been created on 200 kanals of land, while parks have been created on the remaining land. More than 15 lakh beautiful tulips of 64 varieties can be seen in the garden.