Visitors throng Asia's largest tulip garden in Srinagar; more than 12 lakh tulips in various hues sown [Photos]

Local and outsiders made a beeline to Asia's largest tulip garden in Srinagar as it was thrown open for tourists on Sunday.

Sameer Mushtaq March 26, 2018 10:02:07 IST
Local and outsiders made a beeline to Asia's largest tulip garden in Srinagar as it was thrown open for tourists on Sunday. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Local and outsiders made a beeline to Asia's largest tulip garden in Srinagar as it was thrown open for tourists on Sunday. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
The garden, situated on the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range on the banks of Dal lake, has more than twelve lakh tulips with more than 60 varieties in it. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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The garden, situated on the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range on the banks of Dal lake, has more than twelve lakh tulips with more than 60 varieties in it. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
Tourists rest on a bench in the tulip garden. Javaid Mustafa Mir, state minister for floriculture, hoped that this year would bring enough tourists to Kashmir. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Tourists rest on a bench in the tulip garden. Javaid Mustafa Mir, state minister for floriculture, hoped that this year would bring enough tourists to Kashmir. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
Floriculture department officials said that 1.25 million tulip bulbs were sown in the garden this year. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Floriculture department officials said that 1.25 million tulip bulbs were sown in the garden this year. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
The sea of tulips also prompts people to come and take selfies and photos. There are forty eight varieties of different hues in the garden, presenting a mesmerising spectacle to the visitors. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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The sea of tulips also prompts people to come and take selfies and photos. There are forty eight varieties of different hues in the garden, presenting a mesmerising spectacle to the visitors. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
Tulip is a very short-lived flower which blooms in spring and lasts barely for a fortnight. The tulip garden in Srinagar attracts locals and outsiders in huge number every year. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Tulip is a very short-lived flower which blooms in spring and lasts barely for a fortnight. The tulip garden in Srinagar attracts locals and outsiders in huge number every year. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq