Kashmir’s Tulip Festival

The Tulip Festival in Srinagar is one of the most anticipated events in Kashmir, attracting tourists from all over the world. It takes place at the famous Srinagar Tulip Garden, also known as the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, which is located in the Zabarwan Mountains.

While the festival occurs annually between March and April, when the tulips are in full bloom, the exact dates may vary depending on their blooming period. Slated to take place from the 3rd to the 20th of April this year, the Kashmir Tulip Festival is the perfect place to experience nature’s vibrant beauty and enjoy various cultural activities.

About Srinagar Tulip Garden


Spread across 74 acres, the Srinagar Tulip Garden is the largest tulip garden in Asia. Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad, opened it in 2008 with the aim of promoting tourism in the region, and it has since become one of the most popular scenic attractions in Kashmir.

The garden offers a stunning view of Dal Lake and the surrounding mountains, making it a sight to behold and cherish. The garden’s beauty is enhanced by the rows of myriad colours, with each row showing off a unique colour. Over 1.5 million tulips of 46 different varieties adorn this magnificent garden, and it keeps getting better as new varieties of tulips are added to it each year.

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What’s Special About This Year’s Tulip Festival

Visitors are in for some special attractions at the Tulip Festival of 2023. Apart from the chance to admire the many tulip varieties, visitors also get to avail facilities such as free Wi-Fi, separate washrooms for specially-abled persons, and water drinking points.

More green spaces have been added to the garden to offer more comfort and beauty to visitors. The great thing is that you will also find other varieties of beautiful flowering plants, such as daffodils, hyacinths, narcissus, and more. Water channels running through the terraces subtly add to the charm.

Furthermore, various cultural activities are organized during the festival. These include music and dance performances by local artists, food stalls offering traditional Kashmiri cuisine, and a handicrafts exhibition. Visitors can also enjoy a shikara ride on the Dal Lake and explore the surrounding areas.

Interesting Facts About Tulip Garden

There are some interesting facts associated with the Tulip Festival in Kashmir that make it unique. Here are some of them!

  • The tulip flowers planted in the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden were flown all the way from Holland. This adds to the garden's magnificence and unique variety of tulips.
  • The impressive design of the Srinagar Tulip Garden allows visitors to view parallel rows of brightly-coloured tulips at a glance.
  • With seven terraces, the garden is designed in such a way that it appears as a sloped ground, offering a panoramic view of the entire garden from all angles.

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Other Attractions in Srinagar

If you are here for the Tulip Festival, you can also consider other places to visit in Kashmir. The Mughal Gardens, located in the heart of Srinagar, is a must-visit for its natural beauty, architectural masterpieces, and historical significance.

Another popular destination in Kashmir is Gulmarg, known for its picturesque views and adventure activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and trekking. Pahalgam, also called the “Valley of Shepherds,” is a wonderful option to experience a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking and fishing. Finally, treat yourself to the quintessential boathouse experience at the Kashmir House Boats Resort in Srinagar, a Club Mahindra associate.

If you are a lover of nature and beauty, you cannot miss the tulip garden in Srinagar. It is an absolute paradise and an experience of a lifetime. In order to visit the tulip garden, the best time to visit Kashmir is between March end to early April. Schedule your travel plans during the first two weeks of April to catch the Tulip festival.

The weather in Srinagar is lovely all year-round, but the period from April to October is especially recommended for those who would like to indulge in the spectacular sights of blooming flowers all around. Plan your visit to Kashmir soon, and you are sure to go back home with a bagful of cherished memories that will last for a long time to come.

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