Srinagar, 24 April (CNI) : Asia’s largest tulip garden situated in the backdrop of mighty Zabarwan range of mountains broke all arrival records this season with 3.8 lakh tourists including local people visited the garden visited the garden in over one month, since its opening on March 19,the garden had recorded the then high of 3.6 lakh arrivals last year,officials said.
As per the news agency-Current News of India (CNI) Deputy Director of Floriculture, Shayiq Rasool said that the arrival of visitors were the highest this year with over three lakh domestic and more than 3,000 foreigners tourists, while rest were locals visited the garden despite Ramazan and poor weather.
The flowers in Asia’s Largest Tulip Garden have started to wither due to the rise in day temperature in the Valley, due to which the Department of Floriculture has closed the garden for tourists earlier than last year.
He further said that 3.80 lakh tourists including foreign tourists and locals visited the garden from March 19 to April 21 this year to enjoy the colorful flowers in the garden, while 3.60 lakh tourists visited the garden last year.
He urged the tourists to visit the other gardens of Srinagar also and the beauty of other parts of Kashmir as the valley have other fascinating tourist places in every district .
Notably, 1.6 million tulips and different types of flowers bloomed in the garden this year, which mesmerized the visitors. To attract tourists, the tourism department had showcased the famous Kashmiri food Wazwan and Khewa, besides various types of traditional Kashmiri bread.(CNI)