For all nature lovers, here is a reason to rejoice.
Kashmir’s famous Tulip garden, which is also the largest Tulip garden in Asia, will open early this year.
The garden is spread over an area about 12 hectares.
The garden is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Rane in Srinagar with an overview of Dal Lake.
It was opened in 2007 to boost tourism and floriculture in the valley.
Talat Pervez, Director of Floriculture, said that because of early blooming, the garden will be opened early for tourists.
Despite rumours of floods last year, around 1.2 lakh tourists visited the garden during the blooming season and the number is expected to go up this year.
Imran Ahmad, Assistant Floriculture Officer, said that around 1000 bulbs are at an advanced budding stage.
It is expected that most of them will flower by the second week of March.
The tulip garden of Kashmir hosts more than 70 varieties of the flower as compared to Holland’s Keukenhof.