Asia’s largest tulip garden in Kashmir welcomes visitors every spring, marking the beginning of the tourism season in the Valley. Spread of 30 acres, the garden was earlier called Siraj Bagh and later renamed as the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. It was opened in 2008 by then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
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Built on a sloping ground, the Tulip garden has seven terraces. Over 15 lakh flowers of 64 varieties will bloom this year. Apart from tulips, hyacinths, ranunculus and daffodils are also now part of the garden, situated in the lap of the Zabarwan mountains and next to Dal Lake. Wasim Nabi has captured the beauty of the mountain ranges, tulips, and other flowers through his lens:
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(Wasim Nabi is a Srinagar-based freelance multimedia journalist).
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