Kashmir: Visuals of Asia’s largest tulip garden

Kashmir: Visuals of Asia’s largest tulip garden

Kashmir: Visuals of Asia’s largest tulip garden tourism season 30stades

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:

Kashmir's Tulip Garden is the largest in Asia. Pic: Wasim Nabi 30 stades
Kashmir’s Tulip Garden is the largest in Asia. Pic: Wasim Nabi
Tulips in beautiful hues are spread across the garden. Pic: Wasim Nabi 30 stades
Tulips in beautiful hues are spread across the garden. Pic: Wasim Nabi

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It is in the lap of the Zabarwan mountains and next to Dal Lake.  Pic: Wasim Nabi 30 stades
It is in the lap of the Zabarwan mountains and next to Dal Lake. Pic: Wasim Nabi
Apart from tulips, hyacinths, ranunculus and daffodils are also now part of the garden.  Pic: Wasim Nabi 30 stades
Apart from tulips, hyacinths, ranunculus and daffodils are also now part of the garden. Pic: Wasim Nabi
Over 15 lakh flowers of 64 varieties will bloom this year.  Pic: Wasim Nabi  30 stades
Over 15 lakh flowers of 64 varieties will bloom this year. Pic: Wasim Nabi

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The garden was earlier called Siraj Bagh and later renamed as the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. Pic: Wasim Nabi  30 stades
The garden was earlier called Siraj Bagh and later renamed as the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. Pic: Wasim Nabi
It was opened in 2008 by then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.  Pic: Wasim Nabi   30 stades
It was opened in 2008 by then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.  Pic: Wasim Nabi
Built on a sloping ground, the Tulip garden has seven terraces. Pic: Wasim Nabi 30 stades
Built on a sloping ground, the Tulip garden has seven terraces. Pic: Wasim Nabi

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Lakhs of visitors come to see the garden every spring, which lasts from March to late April. 30 stades
Lakhs of visitors come to see the garden every spring, which lasts from March to late April.
Many Bollywood movies have also been shot in this world-famous garden. Pic: Wasim Nabi 30 stades
Many Bollywood movies have also been shot in this world-famous garden. Pic: Wasim Nabi
Tourists are already pouring in the Valley to enjoy the natural beauty. Pic: Wasim Nabi
Tourists are already pouring in the Valley to enjoy the natural beauty. Pic: Wasim Nabi

(Wasim Nabi is a Srinagar-based freelance multimedia journalist).

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