The Tulip Gardens in Srinagar

Since its opening in 2007, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden has been the largest Garden in Asia. The garden is the first major landscaping project that’s been architected since 16th century establishment of the Mughal empire in Kashmir.

It’s nestled in Kashmir’s Zabarwan hills overlooking a lake where tourists can take boat rides for a pleasant afternoon. The garden has been known to carry over a million multi-colored tulips.

Getting there: The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is located at Siraj Bagh Cheshmashahi, in the capital Srinagar.

Entry Fee: The entry fee to the gardens is Rs. 50 for adults and Rs. 25 for children.

The Best Time to Visit: The flowers bloom only for about 15 -30 days in a year. You should go when the gardens first opening in early March, otherwise the rains following the months can put a damper on their fresh beauty.

I visited the Tulip Garden three weeks after its opening so I missed out on its full prime, but damn it was still beautiful. Take a look:



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