Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

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Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
Tulip Gardens , Kashmir.jpg
TypeGarden
LocationZabarwan Range, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates34°05′46″N 74°52′48″E / 34.096056°N 74.88003°E / 34.096056; 74.88003
Area30 hectares
Opened2007
Owned byGovernment of Jammu and Kashmir
Operated byDepartment of Flori-culture
Visitors100,000 (2014)
StatusClosed
Plants1.5 million
Species48
CollectionsTulips

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 1 to 15 April.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asia's largest tulip garden opens for visitors". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  2. ^ "Asia's largest tulip garden now open to visitors - Indian Express". www.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  3. ^ "Tulip Gardens". The Indian Express.
  4. ^ "Asia's Largest Tulip Garden Opens For Tourists In Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  5. ^ "Tulip Festival 2017 at Siraj Bagh (Tulip Garden) Srinagar, Kashmir | All Details - Chandigarh Metro". chandigarhmetro.com. Retrieved 2017-04-04.

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