UPDATED 2015 DATES
As the Rose Garden is one of the major tourist attractions of Chandigarh, so too is the Tulip Garden of Srinagar. It’s referred to as Asia’s largest tulip garden but closer to home it plays host to the annual Kashmir Tulip Festival which is set to kick off April 12, 2015. The garden, formally titled Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, will officially open from 29 March before the start of the flower festival.
The Srinagar Tulip Garden is spread over a whopping 5 hectacres of land, all of which will be needed as more than 300,000 new bulbs of 8 new varieties of flowers imported from Holland have been added for the 2012 festival. The garden now boasts more than 2 million bulbs in 60+ types of flowers on view for tourists.
The Kashmir Tulip Festival runs from 12 April through 14 April, 2015 daily from 9 am to 7 pm. In addition to the flower exhibitions, visitors can also take part in cultural programs, taste traditional Kashmiri foods, purchase local handicrafts and more. Approximately 1 lakh (100,000) visitors made their way to the Tulip Festival last year.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is located at Siraj Bagh Cheshmashahi in Srinagar, Kashmir, between Nishat Bagh and Cheshmeshahi Moghul gardens, near Dal Lake. Find amazing discounts on Srinagar hotels at hotels.fullstopindia.com.
How to Reach
Srinagar domestic airport. Regular service by several private and public airlines with conenctions from Delhi and Mumbai.
An extensive network of road covers Srinagar and connects it to important cities in Jammu and Kashmir and North India:
Chandigarh (630 km)
Delhi (876 km)
Jammu (290 km)
Leh (434 km)
Gulmarg (48 km)
Sonamarg (88 km)
Pahalgam (96 km).
The nearest Railhead is in Jammu.