A shikara (local boat) in Dal Lake, Srinagar delivering flowers

Tulip Festival in Kashmir

Tulip Festival in Kashmir
Mountainous Kashmir decks up like a new bride each spring. Gorgeous to behold, with carpets of flowers, the sun reflecting like gold off its snow peaks, and the smell of fresh woods in the air. Spring also is the season for the blossoming of tulips in Kashmir. Beds of rolling fields of the tulip flower adorn Kashmir during the first weeks of April. At this time, the Tulip Festival is celebrated.
When & where is the Tulip Festival celebrated
When: First two weeks of April
Where: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Srinagar, Kashmir. The scenic tulip garden is at the foothills of Zabarwan range, overlooking the Dal Lake.
Tickets: Entry to the Tulip Garden costs INR 50 per adult, and INR 20 per child
A shikara (local boat) in Dal Lake, Srinagar delivering flowers
A shikara (local boat) in Dal Lake, Srinagar delivering flowers
What is the festival like?
The first fortnight of April is the time when the Tulip Festival is celebrated in Srinagar, which hosts Asia’s biggest tulip orchard. To honor the outstanding blossom of over a hundred thousand buds, the tulip festival features cultural and folk song performances, along with a fair selling local handicrafts and traditional Kashmiri food.

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