The fame of Asia’s largest tulip garden, situated on the banks of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, has reached far-away countries like Argentina as a record 370,000 tourists, including foreigners, visited it this season.
The Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, which was earlier known as Siraj Bagh, has drawn tourists from all over the country and abroad, Inam-ur Rehman, the in-charge of the garden, told PTI.
He said the tulip show was successful as the footfall this season was the highest ever. Last year, 360,000 tourists visited the garden. He said the tulip garden has played a significant role in advancing the tourism season in Kashmir. With the tulips in the last stage of their bloom, a significant number of tourists are still visiting the garden.
The garden played an important part in wooing tourists during the 2022 spring, particularly after the Covid disruptions in 2020 and 2021.
Besides, the visitors also enjoyed water features like a high-rise fountain on the top of the terraced garden and waterfalls this season.
Pertinently, earlier this month Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said that Jammu and Kashmir are beautiful, and even more so during the Tulip season. The Tulip Garden was opened in 2007 with the aim of boosting floriculture and tourism in Kashmir. It is built on sloping ground in a terraced fashion, consisting of seven terraces.
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.
According to khaleejtimes/ deccanherald