SRINAGAR: Asia’s largest Tulip Garden in Srinagar has witnessed an unprecedented surge in tourist footfall this season, with over 91,963 people from different countries and states visiting the garden in the last six days alone.

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The Tulip Garden remains open for around one month as the life tulips is not more than 15-17 days.

Contractor Khan Mudasir, overseeing the garden, said that the influx of visitors has been remarkable, with a daily average of around 15,327 enthusiasts exploring its winding pathways and vibrant floral displays.

“To enhance the visitor experience, the floriculture department has introduced five new varieties of tulips, further adding to the garden’s charm. Additionally, the management has implemented online ticket processing to streamline entry and minimise long queues. The move has received positive feedback from tourists,” he added.

Khan mentioned that to encourage educational visits, a special 20 percent discount on tickets has been extended to students until April 20.

Last year, the garden welcomed over 3.65 lakh visitors, including domestic and foreign tourists, highlighting its growing popularity as a tourist hotspot. Moreover, it has become a favored filming location for various movie and video productions, with several film units opting to capture the garden’s scenic beauty.

The Tulip festival, held annually during the spring season, aims to showcase the garden’s diverse range of flowers and attract tourists from around the world. Alongside admiring the blooming tulips, visitors can immerse themselves in cultural programs, savor local cuisine at food stalls, and participate in various activities showcasing Kashmir’s rich culture and traditions.

With tourist numbers reaching an all-time high, authorities anticipate a further surge in visitors in the coming days (KNO).

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