Over 1.5 million tulips have bloomed in Asia’s largest tulip garden in Srinagar's Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. India's iconic tulip garden is now open to the public from March 23. It is spread across an area of over 80 acres on the banks of Dal Lake, in the foothills of Zabarwan mountain range. Here is a beautiful visual treat from the garden for you to enjoy.
Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary A.K. Mehta inaugurated the Tulip Garden in J&K's Srinagar on March 23.
The idea of the garden, spread over 30 hectares in the foothills of the snow-clad Zabarwan range, was conceived to advance the tourism season in the valley by two months.
The garden houses 1.5 million flowers of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and muscari.
In the garden, you can find seemingly endless rows of different coloured tulips, that together make a beautiful abstract colour palette.
The average lifespan of tulip flowers is three to four weeks, but heavy rains or too much heat can destroy them.
The Floriculture department plants tulip bulbs in a phased manner so that the flowers remain in the garden for a month or more.
Tourists from across the country are heading to Srinagar to visit the garden which has more than 1.5 million tulips of 60 different varieties and colours.
This Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden was previously called Siraj Bagh.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden opened in 2007 with the aim to boost floriculture and tourism, in the valley of Kashmir.
Tulips seen in full bloom at Asia's largest Tulip garden in Srinagar.