[WORLD DISCOVERY] P8. Indira Gandhi Memorial (India): The largest tulip garden in Asia.


(WorldKings.org) Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden, previously Biotechnology and Model Floriculture Center, is a tulip garden in Srinagar, Kashmir. It is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread over an area of about 30 hectares.

The Tulip Garden was first opened in 2007 by the former Chief Minister Gulam Nabi Azad. The Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, and Chashma Shahi Garden surround this gorgeous garden on three sides. Spread over 30 acres, this terraced garden is built on a mountain slope. There are seven terraces each with a different variety of flowers such as: Hyacinths, daffodils, ranunculus, especially tulips. With more than 46 varieties and 15 lakh tulips, new flowers are added each year. The tulip is a novelty, however, the climatic conditions of Kashmir are most suited for it.

The beauty of Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden


The Dal Lake


The Chashma Shahi Garden


More green spaces are included in the garden area keeping in mind the comforts of the tourists. Water channel running through the terraces will add charm to the garden.





A tulip flower is around 6cm long with a sharply tapered apex and a gently rounded base. Every flower has 3 sepals and 3 petals look like a just blooming bud with a diameter of 4-6 cm. Usually, one plant has one tulip flower, which is about 1 to 2 ft tall. The tulip plant has 6 to 12 long flake shaped plush green leaves. Though, some tulip varieties grown in the Netherlands are known to have up to 4 blossoms a plant.



Worker are taking care of flowers


The best time to visit the Tulip Garden is between March-end and early April. If you fancy visiting the annual Tulip festival, then make it a point to reach Srinagar during the 1st two weeks of April. The weather is cool, pleasant throughout the year in Srinagar. April to October is the best time to visit if you love seeing colourful blossoms all over the city.

According to en.wikipedia and skyscanner.co.in

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