Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden previously named as Model Floriculture Centre, Sirajbagh, Cheshmashahi, Srinagar, is the largest Tulip garden of Asia spread over an area of about 12 hectares. It is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Hills with an overview of picturesque world famous Dal Lake.
This garden was conceived, conceptualized and created by Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, the then Chief Minister, of Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2006-07 with the aim to boost floriculture and advance tourism in Kashmir Valley.
20 lakh Tulips adorn and add color to 20 acres of the Kashmiri Landscape at 5600 feet altitude in Asia’s largest Tulip Garden – the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. A delightful sight – the Flower bed sprawls all over the foothills of the towering Zabarwan Mountain Range, and overlooks the beautiful and the world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar – the Capital of Jammu and Kashmir State of India. Located at 34.964 74.8791, the Tulip Garden is surrounded on three sides by the Nishat Bagh and Cheshmeshahi Mughal Gardens of Srinagar.
Kashmir’s Tulip Garden is referred to on par with the Holland’s Keukenhof – though there certainly is room for improvement. But nevertheless, nowhere else in Asia is such a big Garden collection of Tulips in one place. More than 70 varieties of Tulips of different colours – are on display here to wow you.
Take a walk on the terraced-terrain of the Tulip Garden and stroll by the millions of velvety Tulips in White, Yellow, Red, Purple, Orange and Pink which appear splashed on the grounds like paint on a canvas. It’s a burst of brilliant colours of this exotic flower. These tall-stalked beauties will definitely tickle your flori-fancy and won’t let you leave in a hurry.