Asia’s largest tulip garden in Kashmir to greet anthophiles from March 19

The hidden glories of the valley will sweep the tourist’s attention as Tulips bloom inside Asia’s largest Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden on the foothills of Zabarwan Mountains overlooking Dal Lake.

The garden, also known as Siraj Bagh, is a popular tourist site and houses lakhs of tulip bulbs which bloom in a variety of colours, such as yellow, red, crimson, purple and white, to name a few. The flowers bloom from the third week of March to mid-April. 

This year, the visitors are expected to see about 15 lakh tulips and their 68 varieties in full bloom, making for a grand spectacle. Flowers such as hyacinth, daffodils, muscari and cyclamens will be on display, too, reports state.

A team of 60 gardeners is working on a tight schedule to get the garden ready by March 19, according to a senior official.

As per PTI report, “Preparations like gardening, engineering, fungicide treatment, nutrient spraying and minor repair which we do before the tulip show are going (on),” said Inam-ul-Rehman, tulip garden’s in-charge.

The annual Tulip Festival in Kashmir will be hosted from April 3 to April 20, allowing tourists to witness the mesmerising flowers at their best. Besides tulip bulbs, the event will also host a bunch of cultural programs, local crafts and have food stalls.

During the festival, the visitors will also get to see an extended fountain channel. The workaround will be completed before the commencement of the festival.

According to Rehman, every year they bring some new varieties  here. This year They have installed the fountain channel. It should set an example of gardening professionalism across the globe.

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