The Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir and its capital Srinagar are famous in the entire universe for its natural elegance and scenic beauty. The Kashmir is also known as the “Heaven on the Earth”. The quote comes true during the month of April when Tulip festival enters the border of J&K. You can visit the capital city Srinagar from March to May to visualize this heavenly and serene beauty of the city. The crowd doubles when the tulip flowers blossom with their fragrance and all together elevates their beauty which resembles completely like a rainbow on the earth. The beauty of the garden can’t be verbally described. The fascinating charm and multiple colors when concocted in a single place will take you to an imaginary world of beauty and heaven.
The garden appears to be infused with life during the period of spring and onset of summer. The mesmerizing beauty of the tulip garden becomes more fascinating with the tulip festival, which is going to be organized from 1st to 15th of April 2019 this year. The annual festival of the garden invites tourist from all over India and abroad. So book your train tickets and set yourself to witness the refreshing environment of Srinagar. This beautiful tulip festival is especially celebrated for the tourists.
About The Tulip Garden and Festival
The Tulip garden started welcoming tourists from 2007. The flowers are planted in a row and gallery system.When they blossom, it appears like bed of flowers extended to another end of the earth. The garden was planted with the aim of promoting tourism in Srinagar and increasing the footfall of tourist in the state.
The garden is named as Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. The plants in the garden are planted on a slope-shaped ground and in a terraced fashion. There are total seven terraces enhancing the beauty of this garden. The tulip garden provides an overview of Srinagar’s proud “Dal Jhil”. The garden is located in the foothills of Zebarwan mountain ranges. Though the garden is known as the “Tulip Garden” it is also credited as the largest Tulip flower garden of Asia. Other species like daffodils, hyacinths and ranunculus plants also blooms with their gracious beauty in the garden.
The Tulip festival is celebrated during the time of spring with an aim to display the immense beauty of these tulips which appears as a bed of flowers. There’s an entry pass to be taken before the entering into the garden.
You will have to spend INR 50 as a ticket price for adults. INR 25 is priced for children to enter this heavenly beautiful garden.
Things to do:
Think of your reaction if you’re dropped in the land which has colorful flowers everywhere? What if you are left in a world of bright and vibrant flowers? Isn’t that a dream coming true?
Spot flowers of multiple varieties: All the colors of spectrum are laid here in the form of flowers with enticing fragrance all around. Make sure that your pass though each of the flower bed. These multicolored rich flowers will take you to a different world of imagination and fascination.
Don’t forget to pose in this heaven of flowers. The pictures are going to stay with you forever as a remembrance and keep you reminding about the most beautiful world of flower where you have been.
Buy souvenirs: There are a number of handicrafts sold in the market place outside the garden. Don’t forget to buy some of the Kashmiri shawls, dry fruits and other Kashmiri specialties.
Places to visit near Tulip Garden, Srinagar
Srinagar is a gift of nature to India. Such is the beauty that you will find a natural jewel scattered everywhere and you wouldn’t feel to return back. Some of the places are listed below.
- Halimar and Nishat Garden: The garden was established during the time of Mughal emperor Jahangir. The garden is also known as the Mughal garden consisting Shalimar garden, Nishat Garden, Chashma Bagh and Pari Mahal. The relaxing scenes all around the Mughal garden will give you the moments of peace and mental relaxation.
- Dal Jhil: No one returns without visiting the heart of the Srinagar, Dal Jhil. During the time of tulip festival, the Dal Jhil also soar its youthfulness and offers ferry ride in the lake. You must take a ride at the lake and enjoy the beauty of silent water surrounded with beautiful natural scenes.
- Shankaracharya Temple: The temple is referred with different names and place by the different religious groups. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the Zebarwan Mountains at Shankaracharya hills. The Buddhist people refer the place a Pas-Pahar, for Muslims this hill is known as Sulaiman Throne. A must visit place during Srinagar tourism.
How to reach Srinagar to attend the Tulip Festival
The best way to reach at tulip festival is going via train. There are many trains well-connected with Jammu Tawi Railway station and Udhampur railway station. So book your trains tickets for Jammu Tawi or Udhampur railway station. Check your train running status regularly if your ticket is not booked from the source station.
From Jammu Tawi railway station you can hire private cabs, taxis etc. to reach Srinagar. The buses are also available outside the premises of railway station which takes the tourists to Srinagar.
So enjoy the season of spring with the festival of flowers in the heavenly land of Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. Book your train tickets and set yourself to be a part of this marvelous festival of flowers. The season in the April at Srinagar is quite cold. Carry warm clothes along with you to make your trip cozy and enjoyable.