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One of its kind in India, the Tulip Festival in Kashmir celebrates the blooming season of the magnificent Tulips. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden adds to the natural beauty of Srinagar. Nestled on the foothills of Zabarwan Range, the largest tulip garden in Asia presents a stunning view of the Dal Lake. The seven terraced garden was built with the intention to promote tourism and floriculture in Kashmir.

Once known as the Model Floriculture Center, Tulip Garden of Srinagar is a home to varied species of flowers like daffodils, hyacinths and ranunculus. However, Tulips cover the major area of the space. A walkthrough these sweet smelling flower beds will make you stay here for longer.

A major highlight of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is the Tulip Festival that is celebrated every year. It is one of the best reason that will compel you to visit this garden.

Commencement and Ending Dates of Tulip Festival
Tulip Festival is hosted in Kashmir Valley during the onset of Spring Season. You can get ready to be a part of it this year as the festival will commence from 1st April to 30th April 2021.

Major Highlights of the Festivals
Tulip Festival 2019 is a must attend event for the flower enthusiasts, nature lovers, fans, aficionados, tulip lovers, and tourists from around the world. There are many varieties of this amazing flowers, some of them are mentioned below. Let’s see how many of them you can find at the Tulip Festival.

Standard Tulips – These are the normal tulips that are available from florists to local gardens.
Double Bloom – Instead of a single petal of standard tulip, double bloom has many layers.
Parrot Tulips – They appear as ruffled petals in various hues depicting the plumage of tropical parrot.
Fringed Tulips – The edges and shape are frilly and fringed.
Bi-Color Standard Tulips – They display a variation in terms of color when compared with the standard tulip.
Rembrandt – pale colored tall tulips
Fosteriana Tulips – They vary in height and have pretty bud.
Lily-Flowering Tulips – These flowers have long, pointed petals with arch at the tips.
Single Late Tulips – Stunning cup-shaped tulips with widest range of colors
Triumph – Wide range of shades, splendid tones and bi colors are the characteristic features of these tulips.
What’s special in Tulip Festival of 2021?
There are some added attractions in the Tulip Festival of 2021. Nature has bestowed the garden with more varieties of flowers this year. Moreover, visitors can avail the benefits of surplus facilities like free Wi-Fi, more fountains, washrooms (separate for the specially-abled persons) and drinking points.

More green spaces are included in the garden area keeping in mind the comforts of the tourists. Extra plants like daffodils, hyacinths, narcissus and other ornamental plants are planted to ornate the area. Water channel running through the terraces will add charm to the garden.

Visitors will now be able to buy souvenirs and savor Kashmiri dishes from outside the garden area. This will be possible because of the decorated stalls and kiosks exhibiting cuisine and handicrafts of Kashmir.

Places to visit near Tulip Garden
The prime location of the Tulip Garden makes it the most visiting place in Srinagar. This park is surrounded by scenic hills, attractive gardens of Mughal era and most importantly, it overlooks the awe-inspiring Dal Lake. Given below are some other attractions that lie in close proximity.

Chashme Shahi Garden – This garden is center of attraction for housing a natural spring that flows from it.
Pari Mahal – Overlooking the amazing Chashm-E-Shahi Gardens, this historic monument was once a Buddhist Monastery.
Shankaracharya Temple – Soak in the beauty of snow-cladded Pin Panjal Range from this age old temple situated at a height of 1100 feet.
Dal Lake – Dal Lake is truly a paradise on Earth. The beauty of this breathtaking lake is beyond description. A Shikara Ride is a must here.
Nishat Gardens – Spotted at a distance of 3.2 km from Tulip Garden, Nishat Bagh is a home to long avenues of Cypress and Chinar trees, rare flowers and fountains.
Mughal Gardens – A confluence of Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and Chashm-E-Shahi, this park draws the crowd for its cascading fountains.
Shalimar Bagh – Another well-manicured garden built by Jahangir, a Mughal emperor. Praise the outstanding craftsmanship of the Mughals in terms of horticulture here.
Nagin Lake – The azure waters of this lake are sure to leave you spellbound.
Hazratbal – This sacred Muslim shrine is visited by many on religious occasion to see a relic of heir of Prophet Muhammad. A vibrant fair is held afterwards.
Local Markets – Visit the local market to buy the specialties of Srinagar like leather products, Cashmere Shawls, carpets, mats, rugs, woolen clothes and dry fruits etc.

How to Reach Tulip Gardens
Tulip Gardens are easily accessible from Srinagar Airport. One can reach the garden by hiring a taxi from there. Another mode is to avail the bus services which charge a minimal fare.

Entry Fee
The entry fee to the garden is Rupees 25 for children and Rupees 50 for adults.

Entry Timings
The entry timings are from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Tulip Festival (Kashmir) 2021
03 Nights & 04 Days
Tour Route: -
 Tulip Garden, Srinagar, Mughal Garden Nishat, Mughal Garden Shalimar, Hazratbal Shrine, Shikara Ride, Gulmarg, Awantipura ruins, Saffron fields & Shankaracharya Temple are the highlights of this package.

Day 01: Arrival - Srinagar Airport – Mughal Gardens
Arrival on Srinagar Airport you will be met our representative and drive towards hotel.
After refreshment  at hotel continue your tour to famous Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visiting Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jehangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa) and later on pay a visit the famous White mosque of Srinagar city (Hazratbal shrine). Overnight in houseboat / hotel in Srinagar.

Day 02: Srinagar – Tulip Garden
After breakfast, leave for tulip Garden / Siraj Bagh on the foothills of the Zabarwan Range in Srinagar, Kashmir, unfolds its greatest spectacle during the month of April, more specifically between the 5th and 10th (the dates vary depending on when the tulips are in full bloom). This is the time when Tulip Garden in Kashmir holds a Festival, an occasion for tourists both national and international to flock to Kashmir in large numbers. The festival is a huge hit for various reasons. On the one hand is the breathtaking beauty of the Zabarwan Range and the Dal Lake on its foothills. On the other is the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of blooms spread over an astounding five hectares of land on the shores of the lake – creating a riot of reds, yellows, pinks, whites and the most spectacular of blues and purples. Visitors can take long romantic walks among the flowers as they admire them – a sight that usually encourages the whipping out of the camera ever so often. Evening check in Houseboat / Hotel.

Day 03: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar
After breakfast at hotel leave for day excursion to Gulmarg (8700 ft i.e. 2652 mts), Discovered by the Kashmiri romantic poet in the 16th century who was inspired with its grassy slopes covered with wild flowers. In winter Gulmarg looks more beautiful due to heavy snow fall. And turns into India’s premier Ski resort in winter. The Gondola Cable Car (optional) offers rides to the upland meadows of Kongdori and beyond to the top of Apharwat range to a height of 14000 ft for viewing the Himalayan Peaks in summer and for downhill skiing in winter. Overnight in hotel in Srinagar.

Day 04: Srinagar - S. Temple – Airport
After early breakfast at houseboat visit the famous Shankaracharya Temple and then drive towards Airport for onward destination with sweet holiday memories

Itineraries

Day 1

Day 01: Arrival - Srinagar Airport – Mughal Gardens

Arrival on Srinagar Airport you will be met our representative and drive towards hotel. After refreshment  at hotel continue your tour to famous Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visiting Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jehangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa) and later on pay a visit the famous White mosque of Srinagar city (Hazratbal shrine). Overnight in houseboat / hotel in Srinagar.

Day 2

Day 02: Srinagar – Tulip Garden

After breakfast, leave for tulip Garden / Siraj Bagh on the foothills of the Zabarwan Range in Srinagar, Kashmir, unfolds its greatest spectacle during the month of April, more specifically between the 5th and 10th (the dates vary depending on when the tulips are in full bloom). This is the time when Tulip Garden in Kashmir holds a Festival, an occasion for tourists both national and international to flock to Kashmir in large numbers. The festival is a huge hit for various reasons. On the one hand is the breathtaking beauty of the Zabarwan Range and the Dal Lake on its foothills. On the other is the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of blooms spread over an astounding five hectares of land on the shores of the lake – creating a riot of reds, yellows, pinks, whites and the most spectacular of blues and purples. Visitors can take long romantic walks among the flowers as they admire them – a sight that usually encourages the whipping out of the camera ever so often. Evening check in Houseboat / Hotel.

Day 3

Day 03: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar

After breakfast at hotel leave for day excursion to Gulmarg (8700 ft i.e. 2652 mts), Discovered by the Kashmiri romantic poet in the 16th century who was inspired with its grassy slopes covered with wild flowers. In winter Gulmarg looks more beautiful due to heavy snow fall. And turns into India’s premier Ski resort in winter. The Gondola Cable Car (optional) offers rides to the upland meadows of Kongdori and beyond to the top of Apharwat range to a height of 14000 ft for viewing the Himalayan Peaks in summer and for downhill skiing in winter. Overnight in hotel in Srinagar.

Day 4

Day 04: Srinagar - S. Temple – Airport

After early breakfast at houseboat visit the famous Shankaracharya Temple and then drive towards Airport for onward destination with sweet holiday memories

Cost Includes:
Accommodation of 03 Nights as mentioned.
Sightseeing Tours / Excursion as per itinerary by Non A/C Cab.
Daily Buffet/ fixed Menu breakfast.
Parking charges.
Accommodation : Houseboat / Hotel

Things not mentioned in  including

  • Air Tickets
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