A heaven on earth or the magical city of Kashmir has always been on the bucket list of many people. And for the people who haven’t made it to the beautiful place, do note that the best time to visit this beautiful city as you can experience both the peace and calmness of the snow-covered mountains and also the beauty and fragrance of the famous Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden at the same time. The popular Tulip garden is set to open soon in the month of March 2021. After getting rid of Article 370, terrorism and almost the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden will be set open for the general public the next month with prolific 15 lakh flowers after two years.
Now, let’s talk more about the Tulip Garden and other related things.
This year the Tulip Garden will open in the second week of March and will close by the third week of April. A Tulip festival will also be celebrated the day this Tulip Garden will open, but an accurate opening date for the garden is yet to be disclosed. However, the Tulip Garden will be open every day from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Located in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was previously known as Model Floriculture Center. Situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range with an overview of the Dal Lake, the Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is the largest tulip garden in Asia covering an area of about 74 acres. The Tulip Garden was opened with an intent to boost floriculture and tourism in Kashmir Valley in 2007.
Built on a sloping ground in a terraced vogue, the garden consists of seven terraces. The Tulip garden also includes many other species of flowers - hyacinths, ranunculus and daffodils other than tulips.
An annual festival set up by the efforts of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, the Tulip Festival showcases a huge range of flowers to uplift tourism in the state. The festival kick-starts during the spring season in Kashmir valley and nature has already blessed the tulip garden with plenty of new flowers this year.
Moreover, the visitors will be able to buy souvenirs and savour Kashmiri dishes at the festival. More stalls will be displaying the handicrafts of Kashmir and manifesting cousins from the state.
This year, there will be 15 lakhs flowers set up as a showcase for the general public. The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden will be decorated similar to the Keukenhof Garden of Holland. This year, more fountains will be installed at the Tulip Garden to make the set up even more beautiful.
The entry fee for Tulip Garden 2021 is Rs. 25 for children and Rs. 50 for adults + GST.
The famous Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Gardens, Kashmir Valley are easily accessible from Srinagar Airport. A taxi will drop you straight to the Tulip Garden. While looking for a cheap and easier mode of transport, buses will be handy and will also leave you to the famous Tulip Gardens of Kashmir.