Every year, Kashmir valley begins the tourist season with the start of spring and the main attraction is the opening of Badamwari and Tulip Gardens with an open message to all the tourists of India and other parts of the World to come to Kashmir and enjoy vacations with your family and friends to see the real scenic beauty, culture, heritage and enriched known Kashmiri hospitality are the famous elites of Kashmir Valley.
Spread over 30 hectares, this terraced garden is built on a mountain slope. There are five terraces each with a different variety of flowers, especially tulips. With more than 46 varieties and 16 lakh tulips, new flowers are added each year.
While tulips are normally associated with the Turks and Dutch, Kashmir is fast catching up with this craze to somehow squeeze itself into the exclusive zone of tulip-growing regions of the world. Once called the Model Floriculture Center, the Tulip Garden was first opened in 2007 by former Chief Minister Gulam Nabi Azad. The Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, and Chashma Shahi Garden surround this gorgeous garden on three sides. This flower field was the first largest landscaping project undertaken by the Jammu and Kashmir government after the Mughals built pleasure spots in Kashmir in the 16th century.
The garden has been divided into 36 plots with 16-18 beds in each plot. There are three parks also inside the garden where the visitors can sit and visualize themselves in a sea of colors, dominated by the Zabarwan Mountains. Various small ornamental trees including the tulip tree decorate the sides of the numerous paths of the garden.
The Floriculture department is also going to organize a tulip festival at Tulip Garden in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department to attract tourists all the preparations have been put in place to provide hassle-free movement for tourists from India and abroad and local visitors as the huge chuck of tourists is expected this year as compared to previous years.
According to risingkashmir