By: Musaib Iqbal MK
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed to people to go as tourists to Jammu and Kashmir and visit Asia’s largest Tulip garden, which will be thrown open tomorrow on the banks of Dal Lake.
Earlier known as Siraj Bagh, this big Tulip Garden was laid by former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and it is now one of the biggest spring attractions of Kashmir.
With a lot of heavy spells of rain during the month of March, Tulip Garden is all set to open for the people and for the tourists who come here during the spring season.
In tweets on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked in detail about the Tulip Garden and about the varieties of tulips which would be in full bloom in this spring season.
Modi said that 25 March is special for Jammu and Kashmir as the Tulip garden will be thrown open. He said over 15 lakh tulip flowers of more than 64 varieties will bloom in the garden.
“Tomorrow, 25th March is special for Jammu and Kashmir. A majestic tulip garden on the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains will open for visitors. The Garden will see over 15 lakh flowers of more than 64 varieties in bloom,” Modi tweeted.
“Whenever you get the opportunity, do visit Jammu and Kashmir and witness the scenic Tulip festival. In addition to the tulips, you will experience the warm hospitality of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he further tweeted.