Srinagar’s mesmerizing Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden has earned a prestigious accolade, securing its place as the largest tulip park in Asia, as recognized by the World Book of Records (London). Nestled between the enchanting Dal Lake and the scenic Zabarwan hills, this lush haven spans an impressive expanse of 30 hectares.
A Flourishing Tapestry of Beauty
Adorned with an enchanting array of 1.5 million tulip bulbs belonging to 68 distinct varieties, the garden has earned acclaim for its breathtaking beauty. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri shared this remarkable feat on a social media platform. Notably, the garden has already welcomed an impressive count of approximately 100,000 visitors.
Beyond the resplendent tulips, the garden, formerly known as Siraj Bagh, boasts an exquisite collection of spring blooms, including hyacinths, daffodils, muscari, and cyclamens.
An Oasis of Floriculture and Tourism
Established in 2007 with the dual purpose of fostering floriculture and bolstering tourism in the Kashmir Valley, the garden has become an integral part of Srinagar’s allure. With its seven terraced layout on sloping land, the park offers an inviting and picturesque environment.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration annually hosts a vibrant tulip festival to showcase the diverse blooms of the garden, aligning with their initiatives to promote tourism. This festival, held at the onset of the spring season, attracts visitors with its captivating display of floral splendor.
This remarkable recognition underscores the timeless allure of Srinagar’s Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, where natural beauty and cultural celebration converge.