Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

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Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
Tulip Gardens , Kashmir.jpg
Type Garden
Location Zabarwan Range, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates 34°05′46″N 74°52′48″E / 34.096056°N 74.88003°E / 34.096056; 74.88003
Area 30 hectares
Opened 2007
Owned by Government of Jammu and Kashmir
Operated by Department of Flori-culture
Visitors 100,000 (2014)
Status Open
Plants 1.5 million
Species 48
Collections Tulips

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden, previously Model Floriculture Center, is a tulip garden in Srinagar, India. It is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread over an area of about 30 hectares.[1][2] It is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range with an overview of Dal Lake. The garden was opened in 2007 with the aim to boost floriculture and tourism in Kashmir Valley.[3]

The garden is built on a sloping ground in a terraced fashion consisting of seven terraces. Apart from tulips, many other species of flowers - hyacinths, daffodils and ranunculus have been added as well.[4]

Tulip Festival[edit]

Tulip festival is an annual celebration that aims to showcase the range of flowers in the garden as a part of tourism efforts by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. It is organized during the onset of spring season in Kashmir valley. In 2017, the Tulip Festival is being organized for 15 days from April 1 to April 15.[5]

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