Friday Lens Affair 236


 Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Kashmir, India

Today I’m featuring a beautiful picture of Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Kashmir taken by Nafisa Habib from the My Own Way To Travel Blog.

Nafisa is a solo traveller who shares her adventures from the road. She loves nature and enjoys exploring beautiful and offbeat destinations around.

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Photo Story: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

Since I know, Kashmir is the paradise on earth I always wanted to visit for two reasons. One is the scenic Dal Lake, and another is the beautiful Tulip Garden in Srinagar.

I was too happy after making my dream tour in Jammu and Kashmir, India this spring in the month of April.

I visited many Mughal gardens in Srinagar, but Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was the top attraction of my entire Kashmir tour.

Yes, most of the tourists visit Kashmir in the spring season just for exploring the largest Tulip Garden in Asia which located in the capital city of Srinagar.

You need one entrance ticket to visit, and then you can see how everyone is crazily capturing many photos to hold their memories.

I was surprised to see so many colourful tulips for the first time and enjoyed capturing many photos with my Nikon Coolpix P900.

I found there are red, pink, white, yellow, black, and violet tulips but my favourite one was the white tulip. I loved the colour contrast and the mood of this particular photo.

I don’t need to use any extra filter to capture any shot of the colourful tulip gardens with the backdrop of the mountains range.

Two things attracted me the most apart from tulips of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden.

One was the breathtaking views of the Zabarwan Mountains range and the remote view of Pari Mahal.

The Mughal garden Pari Mahal located on the top of the Zabarwan, and so it is possible to get the picturesque view from the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountain range at Tulip Garden.

The first to second week of April is the best time to visit Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden where you can see nearly 12.5 million tulips spread over an area of about 30 hectares.

I attended the last week of April, and so I didn’t face the massive crowd of tourists. I was overwhelmed by the adorable beauty of the Tulip Garden and the landscape of 5600 feet above the sea level.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden, previously Model Floriculture Center, is a tulip garden in Srinagar, India. It is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread over an area of about 30 hectares.

It is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range with an overview of Dal Lake. The garden was opened in 2007 with the aim to boost floriculture and tourism in Kashmir Valley.

The garden is built on a sloping ground in a terraced fashion consisting of seven terraces. Apart from tulips, many other species of flowers – hyacinths, daffodils and ranunculus have been added as well.

Tulip festival is an annual celebration that aims to showcase the range of flowers in the garden as a part of tourism efforts by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. It is organized during the onset of spring season in Kashmir valley.

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