Srinagar's famous Tulip Garden is now open to public; PM Modi urges people to visit
The current spring season and the opening of the famous Kashmir Tulip Park have prompted Prime Minister Modi to urge people to visit the park. Prime Miniter tweeted: "Whenever you get the chance, visit Jammu and Kashmir and witness the magnificent Tulip Festival. In addition to the tulips, you will experience the hospitality of the people of Jammu and Kashmir."
Tulip Garden, located in the Zabaran Mountain Range in Jammu and Kashmir, is the largest tulip garden in Asia. It opens to the public in the spring season, on March 25 this year, when the tulips are in full bloom. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit during the spring season in India.
On Wednesday, PM Modi was quoted saying, "Tomorrow, 25th March is special for Jammu and Kashmir. A majestic tulip garden on the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains will open for visitors. The Garden will see over 15 lakh flowers of more than 64 varieties in bloom."
The Tulip Garden extends over 30 hectares of land and was inaugurated by then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2007. The garden contains seven terraces and each terrace has a different variety of tulips. They have more than 64 varieties of tulips and more varieties are added every year.
It also hosts the Tulip Festival, an annual celebration that displays a variety of flowers in the park as part of the authorities' tourism efforts.
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