SRINAGAR — Asia’s biggest Tulip garden located in the foothills of Zabarwan mountain range overlooking famous Dal Lake in Srinagar has enthralled a record number of almost 50,000 visitors in just five days, officials said on Tuesday.
The sprawling garden having 15 lakh varieties of tulips, spread over 35 acres of land, was officially thrown open on March 25 by Lieutenant Governor’s advisor Baseer Ahmed Khan.
An official from the Floriculture Department told KNO that on the first day of the opening of the Tulip nursery, around 4,500 guests visited the garden.
“In the past five days, almost 48,000 visitors including domestic and foreign tourists visited the garden. The full tulip bloom is yet to happen and in the coming few days, the garden will present a breathtaking view,” said the official, wishing not to be named.
He further said the tulip nursery is attracting both locals as well as tourists from different parts of the country.
An official in the Tourism Department said that in collaboration with the Floriculture Department, they are going to organize a multi-day Tulip Celebration Festival in the first seven days of April. “By then, the tulips will be in almost full bloom that will attract more tourists,” he said.
Amid tough winters of 2020-21, Floriculture Department had planted around 15 Lakh Tulip Bulbs with 62 assortments this year. The nursery has nearly sprouted with around 50-60 per cent tulips and in the coming days, the nursery will be at the pinnacle of blossom, the official said. (KNO)