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Kashmir’s tulip garden opens to visitors today

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday requested the individuals to go to Kashmir for the opening of the garden within the Himalayan foothills overlooking the Dal Lake

By Mir Ehsan

UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 10:29 AM IST

Srinagar’s tulip garden, thought-about to be one of many greatest with 1.5 million tulips, might be opened on Thursday for vacationers.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday requested the individuals to go to Kashmir for the opening of the garden within the Himalayan foothills overlooking the Dal Lake.

Officials mentioned up to 1.5 million of 63 types of multi-coloured tulips are anticipated to bloom by the top of this month and final for a most of 4 weeks. They added this year an extra 200,000 tulip bulbs to the 30-hectare terraced garden. Last year, round 1.3 million tulips bloomed amid the lockdown imposed to verify the Covid-19 unfold.

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In a tweet, Junaid Mattu, the mayor of Srinagar, mentioned: “As our Tulip Garden in Srinagar opens for visitors tomorrow [Thursday], as the Mayor of Srinagar I welcome you, your friends and your families to Srinagar! We are a city with a heart and a warmth that beckons! Srinagar awaits your arrival!”

Tulips have been as soon as grown on conventional mud rooftops in Kashmir. The garden, which was opened in 2007, attracted 258,000 visitors in 2019 and 190,000 a year earlier. An annual Tulip pageant has additionally been held within the garden.

Kashmir’s tourism sector has been badly hit since 2019 when a lockdown and communications blackout was imposed to stop protests in opposition to the stripping of the area’s semi-autonomous standing and division into two Union territories. The Covid-19 lockdown exacerbated the state of affairs.

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