Srinagar: One of the major tourist attractions of Kashmir Valley and Asias largest Tulip Garden was opened for visitors on Saturday.
Located in the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains on the banks of the Dal Lake and spread over 75 acres of picturesque land the Tulip Garden was opened ahead of schedule this year.
"For the first time, 48 varieties of tulips have come to bloom in the garden where we have sown 1.5 million bulbs of the flower this year, those who love nature and tulips, no longer need to go to Holland or elsewhere," said Farooq Ahmad Shah, Secretary State Tourism Department.
"Kashmir is in fact more beautiful than we have been told. It is much more beautiful than what we see on television or in the movies," Bagishree, 28, a tourist from Maharashtra said.
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