Tulip Festival – Ever surrounded by emerald lands set in a land of pearls, magnificent trees, majestic mountains, calm weather, lakes and clear streams? If you do this then you must have planned to travel to Kashmir of this waterfall. As in the blissful vibes of gentle spring, you will see infinitely varied beauty in various forms and colors. Each corner of Kashmir reveals some different charm and grandeur.
It is inviting the delightful shores of Srinagar in 2019 to showcase its charm and grandeur, to entertain your heart with its 4-day Tulip Festival – to welcome the blissful arrival of the spring season that flames every corner. I bring a morning full of songs. The picturesque scenery and blissful air that set the rhythm for the dance of trees, flowers, beautiful glades and forests that were drying up in the winter season. The festival will take place from 4 April to 10 April. The festival will be held in Tulip Garden, Srinagar.
To promote tourism, this blissful tulip festival will showcase the rich culture and tradition of the valley. The tulip festival in Kashmir is a delightful sight for nature lovers to behold. The festival will be inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on 3 April. According to the Deputy Director of Tourism and Promotions “all arrangements are in place for the festival and we look forward to it”.
Venue of Tulip Festival
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar
25 INR for Children
50 INR for Adults
Every year the Tulip Festival welcomes tourists with various attractions and interests. The Tulip Festival has left no stone unturned to bring tourists some extra attractions to enjoy. It is the most popular spring festival in Kashmir.
- According to an official, there will be 62 varieties of tulips and 1.5 million flowers of different varieties to attract tourists. Imam Rahman Rafi (garden caretaker) said – “About 1.5 million bulbs of different varieties will mesmerize visitors this year”.
- Tulips will be planted like beds of various sizes, circles, fans, diamonds as well as other blissful trees.
- Almonds, peaches, apricots and ornamental plants such as daffodils, haikins, narcissus, etc.
- Culture shows and musical evenings and crafts from local and national artists will make your day.
- 25 stalls will be set up to showcase the rich tradition, culture and craft of Kashmir. Showcasing diverse culture, lip-smacking dishes, beautiful handicrafts and handloom products to make your day more enjoyable at the Tulip festival.
- Garden officials have introduced many facilities like free Wi-Fi, washroom, drinking points for the comfort of visitors. And additional fountains.
- In order to entice tourists, enanthic campaigns will be organized at prominent places like metro stations, travel destinations and other public places.
Let’s know about Tulip Garden and Festival
Situated in the majestic foothills of the Zabarvan mountain range and on the beautiful shores of Dal Lake, Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is one of the largest tulip gardens in Asia. It is famous as Siraj Bagh.
It was established in 2007 to promote tourism and floriculture in the beautiful valley of Kashmir. It has beautiful species of daffodils, hyacinths and renunculus, as well as over 60 varieties of blissful tulips. Since 2017, the Tulip Festival is held in early spring to showcase a wide variety of flowers. Nishat Bagh, Chashma Shahi and Dal Lake on three sides provide a blissful backdrop to the Tulip Garden.
The Tulip Festival in Srinagar is the best opportunity to feel the cultural vibe and beauty of the picturesque landscape of the Valley of Kashmir. Experience the Tulip festival in Jammu and Kashmir in 2021, The Tulip Festival of Kashmir is the most prominent attraction of the Kashmir tour package for the month of April. This makes Tulip Festival the heart of Jammu and Kashmir tourism for the month of April.
Indian tourist said, “The diversity and colors are very good. The art collection, shawls and climate are also very good.” The ‘Siraj Bagh’, which has become the home of tulips in Kashmir, has a unique and viable topography that suits a wide variety of flowers. It has slopes suited to various varieties of fruit plants and woods suitable for wild flora and shrubs. Tulip, originally called Persia (Iran), was introduced in Europe in the 17th century, where it was developed in various varieties.
Holland is the largest producer of tulips, inhabiting mountainous regions from Europe to Central Asia. Tulip planting begins in September before the start of the winter season. The Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is located at the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar. This garden is the largest in Srinagar compared to other Mughal Gardens that I have visited before. The major attraction here is the large variety of tulips found in thousands. The view is heavenly during the season of full bloom with all the colors of the rainbow scattered over the fields of this garden.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Tulip Festival, Kashmir
Q. When the blissful Tulip Festival is celebrated in Kashmir?
A – Tulip festival is the most popular spring festival of Kashmir. Every year in the month of April the Tulip Festival is celebrated to welcome the arrival of spring by showcasing a wide variety of flowers, especially the tulips.
Q. What is the venue for the Tulip Festival 2021?
A – The Tulip Festival of Kashmir will be held at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar.
Q. What is the price of tickets for the Tulip Festival in Kashmir
A – The price of the ticket for children is INR 25 and the price for the adult is INR 50.
Q. How to book tickets online for the Tulip Festival?
A – Online ticket booking facility for Tulip Festival is not available. Tourists can visit the Tulip Garden to get the tickets and enjoy the blissful sights and sounds of the festival.
Q. What are the top things to do and see during the Tulip Festival?
A – Some of the top things to do and see during the Tulip festival
- Visit the picturesque Dal Lake,Nishat Bagh,Chashma Shahi Garden.
- Lip smacking cuisines, cultural activities, local handicrafts and handlooms in the festival will blow your heart away.
- Embrace the beauty of gorgeous Tulip flowers and other variety of plantsPhotography of scenic landscapes is must
Q. What are the timings of the Tulip Festival?
A – The timings for the tulip festival are 9:00am to 7:00pm.
Q. When can we see tulips in Kashmir?
A – You can see Tulips in full bloom from 25th march till 2nd week of april only.
Q. Why is Tulip Festival celebrated?
A – The tulip-festivals are being held in honour of the Dutch-American immigrants who brought the (then highly expensive) tulips to the Americas.
Q. Where is the best Tulip Festival?
A – Michigan – Tulip Time, Holland, Michigan. It doesn’t get more Dutch than Holland, Michigan. The city, about a 3-hour drive from Detroit, is located on Lake Michigan and hosts one of the nation’s largest and best-known tulip festivals each year.
Q. Who built Tulip Garden Kashmir?
A – The Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, and Chashma Shahi Garden surround this gorgeous garden on three sides. This flower field was the first largest landscaping project undertaken by the government after the Mughals built pleasure spots in Kashmir in the 16th century.
Q. Which month do tulips bloom?
A – Tulip bulbs are classified as early and mid-season tulips. Bloom times will depend on your location and the weather but, as a rule, early tulips will bloom from March to April and mid-season types will extend the blooming period later into spring. If the weather is cool, tulips may last 1-2 weeks.
Q. Where do Tulips originally come from?
A – Historians believe the tulip probably originated on land somewhere between Northern China and Southern Europe. The plants were soon cultivated in the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey) and then imported into Holland in the sixteenth century.
Q. Are tulips grown in India?
A – Tulip cultivation is limited in India. However, Himachal Pradesh and hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir are perfect for Tulip cultivation. Most tulips thrive in colder winters because of the long chilling requirement for bulbs.
Q. Do tulips like sun or shade?
A – If possible, plant the bulbs in full sun. This will help your tulips attain their maximum height and flower size. Tulips also perform well in half-day sun and beneath deciduous trees. In warm climates, the flowers will last longer if they are shielded from hot afternoon sun.
Q. Do tulips bloom once?
A – Although technically considered a perennial, most of the time tulips act more like annuals and gardeners will not get repeat blooms season after season.