Tulip Garden Introduces Five New Varieties, Expands Area for Visitors

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Srinagar: The Department of Floriculture has taken a significant step to enhance the tourism appeal of Asia’s largest Tulip Garden by introducing five new tulip varieties this year and expanding the garden’s area, according to a statement from the DIPR.

The Tulip Garden, open for around one month, features tulips with a lifespan of 15-17 days. Commissioner Secretary of Floriculture, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, highlighted the department’s commitment to enhancing the garden’s allure for tourists worldwide during a meeting at the Civil Secretariat. He emphasized the addition of five new tulip varieties, bringing the total count to 73.

“With 1.7 million tulips anticipated to bloom this season, preparations have been completed, including the expansion of the parking lot by an additional four kanals to facilitate smooth visitor experiences,” the statement reads.

Acknowledging the Tulip Garden’s recent inclusion in the World Book of Records, Sheikh Fayaz expressed pride in its contribution to Jammu and Kashmir’s tourism sector. Anticipating a surge in tourist arrivals this year, he underscored the department’s proactive preparations.

Sheikh Fayaz also directed officials to expedite ongoing civil works, including infrastructure upgrades, lighting systems, and washroom facilities across parks in all districts. He stressed the timely completion of all projects and instructed the Director of Floriculture to oversee execution diligently.

During the meeting, it was also revealed that the Floriculture department has installed multi-activity children’s equipment in seven more parks, bringing the total number of parks with children’s equipment to 14.

Director Floriculture Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad Rather, emphasized the department’s commitment to ensuring children’s safety and enjoyment in the parks, urging vigilant monitoring of equipment and prompt replacements when necessary.