Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Asia’s largest tulip garden is open to tourists in Srinagar. The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed officially opened the garden to tourist. The city is known for its magnificent gardens that are nestled in the lap of the Zabarwan foothills and are ready with bright abundant blooms of tulips.
The Minister is hopeful that the advent of spring will also herald the inflow of tourists. He assured that Kashmir is a peaceful destination now and is crime free. Kashmir is looking ahead to a huge tourist rush this season. With LTC extended to private airlines the state is hopeful that more tourists from India will visit Kashmir.
The government deftly handled incessant rains last week and helped avoid a flood like situation. Kashmir is looking forward to tourists and is hoping for a good turn out this season as it is providing the right infrastructure.
The garden is usually open to tourists in March but continuous rains in the valley delayed the event. Floriculture is a huge asset for the state and will be promoted as a commercial activity as it will attract good economic returns. The garden is expected to attract more than 2 million visitors this year.
The garden stands in between the Cheshma Shahi , Botanical Garden, Dal Lake and Mughal Gardens. It is spread over 30 hectares, nearly 1 million tulips of 53 different species adorn and add colour to the Tulip Garden. So visiting to Kashmir is worthwhile this season.
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