Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, previouslyÂ known as Model Floriculture Centre, is aÂ tulipÂ flower garden inÂ Srinagar city â€“ the summer capital of the northernmost Indian state Jammu & Kashmir.
Spread over an area of over 74 acres, it is known to be the largestÂ tulipÂ garden inÂ Asia.
The Indira Gandhi memorial Tulip Garden was opened in 2007, and was named after Indiaâ€™s first female prime minister Indira Gandhi, to whom it was dedicated.
Another purpose of establishing this garden was to boost floriculture and tourism, which had taken a hit inÂ the Kashmir Valley at the time.
The tulips planted in the land assigned to this garden initially were brought from Europe, and many of them are attributed to the Keukenhof garden and other tulip gardens in Holland.
The garden is built on a slant ground, as a terrace garden divided into seven terraces. Though this was planned to be a tulip garden initially, few other attractive flowers were also planted amidst these in the subsequent years. So apart from tulips, many other species of flowers such asÂ Hyacinths,Â DaffodilsÂ andÂ Ranunculi also can be seen here.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar is situated on the foothills ofÂ Zabarwan mountain rangeÂ with an overview ofÂ the popular and picturesque Dal Lake in Srinagar.
This garden is open to visitors between 7 AM and 7.30 PM every day, on all days of the week. An entry fee of INR 50 per head is applicable for people visiting this garden.
Srinagar is well connected to cities across India as well as other parts of the world. The city can be reached by air, rail or road.
Srinagar is the summer capital of the northernmost Indian state Jammu & Kashmir, which is also known as the crown of India. It is well connected to major cities across India. The city can be reached by air, rail or road.