Srinagar: Tulip garden located in the foothills of Zabarwan mountain range overlooking famous Dal Lake in Srinagar has enthralled a recorded number of almost 50,000 visitors in just five days, officials revealed Tuesday.
The sprawling garden having 15 lakh varieties of Tulips, spread over 35 acres of land, was officially thrown open on March 25 by LG’s advisor Baseer Ahmed Khan. The garden witnessed arrival of 4500 visitors’ tourists on day-one.
An official from the Floriculture Department said on the first day of opening of the Tulip nursery, around 4,500 guests visited the garden, according to news agency KNO.
“In the past five days, almost 48,000 visitors including domestic and foreign tourists visited the garden. The full Tulip bloom is yet to happen and in the coming few days, the garden will present a breathtaking view,” said the official, wishing not to be named.
He further said, the Tulip Nursery is attracting both locals as well as the tourists from different parts of the country.
An official in the Tourism Department said in collaboration with the Floriculture Department, they are going to organize a multi-day Tulip Celebration Festival in the first seven day stretch of April. “By then, the Tulips will be in almost full bloom that will attract more tourists,” he said.
Amid tough winters of 2020-21, Floriculture Department had planted around 15 Lakh Tulip Bulbs with 62 assortments this year. The nursery has nearly sprouted with around 50-60 per cent Tulips and in coming days the nursery will be at the pinnacle of blossom, the official said
DC Srinagar Reviews Arrangements For Tulip Festival
Deputy commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad Tuesday visited Tulip Garden to oversee arrangements for upcoming Tulip Festival which starts on 03.03.2021. The Tulip festival will involve a kaleidoscope of events aimed at presenting Srinagar as a Tourist destination.
During the spot review DC reviewed Traffic movement Plan, arrangements at the venue by Tourism and Floriculture Departments, security plan, adherence to Covid protocol, etc. It was decided to have separate entrance and exit plan for visitors during the Festival days. Movement plan within the Tulip garden was also finalised. CMO Srinagar was told to ensure compliance to Covid appropriate behaviour in light of protocol set up by the Government.
Deputy commissioner was joined by SSP Srinagar Sandeep Chaudhary, Commissioner SMC Athar Amir Rather, Director Tourism Ghulam Nabi Itoo, Director Floriculture Farooq Ahmed Rather, SSP Traffic Srinagar Javed Koul and officers from other line departments.
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