KNB News Desk
Srinagar 25 March (KNB): Advisor to J&K’s Lt Governor, Baseer Khan marked the official opening of Asia’s largest tulip garden, located in summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, on Thursday.
On the occasion Advisor Baseer Khan revealed that the Tulip festival will be inaugurated by Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on 3rd of April and will continue for 6 six days.
He said that the garden was usually made accessible to visitors during the first week of April but the authorities this year decided to throw it open a week earlier.
Baseer Khan also said that the tulips are not displaying the full bright colors yet but during the festival will be in full bloom.
Moreover, He said that Kashmiri Art, Handicraft and cuisine will also be exhibited during the tulip festival.
Already spread over an area of 30 hectares, Advisor Khan said that the administration is exploring more land and plantation has already begun at several places.
He added that other unexplored destinations across the valley will be identified and explored as well.
Located on the foothills of Zabarwan mountains with the overview of world famous Dal Lake, visitors witnessed the serene beauty of around 15 lakh flowers of more than 64 varieties planted at the garden.
However, as made mandatory across Srinagar district, visitors at tulip garden will have to wear face masks and adhere by the Covid-19 SOPs.
Pertinent to mention that yesterday, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi asked people to visit the majestic tulip garden and witness the scenic beauty.(KNB)