SRINAGAR: The Tulip Garden in central Kashmir’s district Srinagar has attracted over 1.58 lac visitors including local, national and international tourists in the first 12 days of its opening, officials said.
The Assistance Floriculture Officer (AFO) and the ground level in-charge of Tulip Garden Inam-ul-Rehman stated that the garden was made accessible to the public on March 20, 2023, and has since emerged as a significant tourist destination, with visitors coming to see the bright hues of the tulips. In his words, “A total of 1.58 lakh people visited tulip garden Srinagar in the first 12 days and which includes local, national and international visitors.”
Rehman added that the number of visitors has surpassed their expectations and the garden is receiving a positive response from visitors across the board. He said, “We are delighted to see that people are showing a keen interest in visiting the garden. The tulips are in full bloom and visitors are thoroughly enjoying the scenic beauty of the garden.”
He further informed that the garden has been adorned with over 1.6 million blooming bulbs of 68 different colourful varieties, which were imported from various parts of the world. The garden also boasts several other types of flowers, such as Daffodils, Mascaries, and Hisins.
The authorities have also made special arrangements to ensure the safety and comfort of the visitors, including garden clearance and maintenance, adequate drinking water facilities, and rain shelters.
The renowned garden, situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range in Srinagar along the banks of the Dal Lake, is set to remain open until the end of April, and authorities anticipate a surge in visitors in the days to come. (GNS)