KNB News Desk
Srinagar 3 April (KNB): Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Governor of Kerala Arif Muhammad Khan on Saturday, jointly inaugurated the Five-day Tulip festival at Tulip Garden in summer capital of UT Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar.
Located in the foothills of Zabarwan Mountains and overlooking the famous Dal Lake, the garden witnessed the presence of top officials of administration, police, tourism department besides hundreds of locals and tourists were seen enjoying to the fullest on the first day of the festival.
After the inauguration, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha laid the foundation stone of Ornament Cherry Theme Garden which lies on the back side of the garden.
On the occasion, LG said that the coronavirus is not yet gone and support and cooperation from the people is much needed to tackle it.
He also said that the administration is working to identify the unexplored destinations across Jammu and Kashmir so that those locations can made accessible for the visiting tourists and they can stay here for longer period of time.
Regarding the large huge number of tourists visiting the Kashmir Valley this season, LG Manoj Sinha said that rising flow of tourist is because the Government of India has approved the increased budget of 509 crore for Tourism sector.
Moreover, Illumination of the area and the garden was ensured, so that the darkness during the evening hours doesn’t take the charm of the grand festival away.
It was ensured that the visitors follow the Covid-19 protocols. Water facility, sanitation as well as other facilities were made easily accessible to the large number of visitors.
Moreover, musical shows were organised to dazzle the audience attending the Tulip festival. Kashmiri Art, Handicraft and cuisine was also exhibited.
Visitors witnessed atleast 15 lakh tulips in full bloom at the Asia’s largest Tulip Garden, which is spread over 35 acres of land. (KNB)