Srinagar’s tulip garden, Asia’s largest, set to open on March 23

Asia’s largest Tulip Garden, also recognized as the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, located at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir is gearing up to welcome visitors from March 23, 2024. Nestled at the base of the Zabarwan mountain range, offering a picturesque view of the iconic Dal Lake, this garden promises to be a visual delight.

With an anticipated display of 1.7 million tulips, the upcoming tulip festival 2024 in Srinagar is expected to draw crowds of both local and international tourists. The Department of Floriculture, headed by Commissioner Secretary Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, has confirmed the completion of groundwork to ensure a seamless experience for visitors. An additional four kanals (0.5 acres) of land have been allocated for parking to accommodate the influx of guests.

This year, the tulip garden boasts a total of 73 varieties of tulips, including five new additions. To accommodate the expanded collection, the garden area has been enlarged accordingly. Beyond tulips, visitors can revel in the beauty of other flowers, enhancing the garden’s allure.

Spanning approximately 15 hectares, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden first opened its gates to the public in 2008. Commonly referred to as ‘Siraj Bagh’, the garden, adorned with various unique tulip varieties, is poised to secure its place as the second-largest tulip garden globally after its inclusion in the World Book of Records (London).