Tulips in Srinagar in full bloom

Tulips in Srinagar in full bloom

Come April and the Tulip Festival Srinagar 2017 opens the gates for visitors from around the world. The entire valley is decked up with 20 lakh tulips from 46 varieties

Bindiya | MICE INDIA | 14 March 2017

Tulips in Srinagar

tulips-srinagarIf you are thinking of visiting Srinagar, now is the best time of the year. The Tulip festival of Kashmir is in full bloom. Multi-colour tulips are blooming all over the destination and visitors are thronging the city of gardens! What could be better than inhaling a waft of floral fragrance in one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Set just on the foothills of Himalayas, offset by the mesmerizing Dal Lake on the other side, the colourful, bewitching tulips beckon you like a vision of heaven. Not to forget to mention the beautiful Nishad Gardens.

The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is spread over 12 acres and opened in 2007. It attracts hordes of tourists who come to enjoy the rapturous beauty that eludes mankind for a greater part of the year. This year rising temperatures have led to early blossoms and the garden has been opened to public two weeks ahead of schedule.

The astonishing hues of the delicate flowers enchant ones senses and lure them into their ethereal world.

While you are in Srinagar, don’t forget to visit the floating market to pick up fresh produce and other exotic flowers. So pack your bags, your cameras at the ready and senses that pick up sights and smells from a distance. The tulips are blooming while there is still hot Kashmiri Kahwa (traditional Kashmiri tea, with herbs and almonds) in your cups and eyes that want to be ravaged by beauty that is both sensational and unforgettable !

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