SRINAGAR: The beginning of the tourism season in the Kashmir Valley was today marked with the opening of Asia’s largest Tulip garden here on the banks of the iconic Dal lake.
Jammu and Kashmir Tourism minister Tasaduq Mufti and Floriculture minister Javed Mustafa Mir were among the first visitors for this season.
The floriculture department has planted 12.25 lakh Tulip bulbs of 40 varieties and colours in the 10-hectares garden, Mir said, adding that 20 percent bloom was recorded on its opening day.
Full bloom will be achieved in a few days. I am happy that tourists have started coming here and I expect a bumper tourist season this year, the floriculture minister said.
This year, visitors can access Wi-Fi at no cost among other facilities, Mir said.
“We have added more green spaces inside the garden so that visitors can rest and enjoy the beauty of flowers, Director at the Floriculture department Mathoora Masoom said.
Source: Economic Times