INCREDIBLE INDIA: TULIP FESTIVAL IN SRINAGAR, KASHMIR IS SECOND ONLY TO TULIP GARDEN OF HOLLAND.

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Tulip Garden aka Siraj Bagh in Srinagar, Kashmir is second only to Tulip Gardens of Holland. Incredible India!

I REALISED THAT KASHMIR indeed is heaven on earth when I visited the annual Tulip Festival in the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden aka Siraj Bagh in the heart of Srinagar.

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Not Holland’s Tulip Garden. It is Tulip Garden aka Siraj Bagh in Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India! Reminds you of Tulip Gardens of Holland?

It is second only to Holland’s Tulip garden. When Kashmir Trails, which curates special trips in Kashmir and Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department invited me to visit Tulip Garden, I accepted the invitation instantly.

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Tulip Garden aka Siraj Garden, Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India.  Have you been to the Tulip Gardens of Holland and Kashmir?

As I entered the Siraj Bagh, rows and rows of multi hued Tulips blinded me with their beauty. The majestic Zabarwan range in the background made it all the more dramatic.

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Tulip garden aka Siraj bagh with Zabarwan range in background. Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India. The Amitabh Rekha song from Silsila was shot in Tulip garden of Holland.

The manicured garden, large lake and fountains in the adjacent botanical garden on a lower level made it look like a location from a Yash Chopra movie.

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Tulip Garden aka Siraj Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India. Reminds me of the romantic Amitabh-Rekha song from Silsila. I hope to see Tulip Gardens of Holland as well.

It instantly reminded me of the unforgettable Bollywood song “Dekha ek khwab to ye silsile huye”. Though The Amitabh Bachchan – Rekha ‘s immortal song was shot in the Tulip Gardens of Holland, Srinagar’s Tulip Garden is nothing less in its grandeur. Locations indeed play an important role in movies and songs.

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Tents selling Kashmiri Wazwan and crafts. At Tulip Garden aka Siraj Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India. Tulip Gardens of Holland must be as good. Amitabh – Rekha would know.

I realised this when I was bombarded with such comments on my social media “This reminds me of the Amitabh Rekha song”. Most of the readers who commented were not even born when the film released and yet the visuals are so vividly etched in their memory.

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Tulip garden aka Siraj Bagh. Srinagar, Kashmir. It is Asia’s largest Tulip Garden. Incredible India. Next life goal: Tulip Garden of Holland

No wonder, many overseas Tourism Departments are wooing Bollywood to shoot in their country. A song from the upcoming Bollywood film “Hai Tujhe Salaam India” was being shot in the Tulip Garden of Kashmir when I arrived.

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Tulip Garden aka Siraj Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India.

The choreographer was directing local Kashmiri girls and boys, dolled up in local dresses. Since the life of delicate tulip flowers is really short, it makes sense to shoot the song sequence while the festival is still on. In 2017, it was open from 1st April to 15th April.

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Tulip Garden aka Siraj Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India. reminds me of the famous Tulip Gardens of Holland.

The sprawling Siraj Bagh, set in 30 hectares of fairy land was abuzz with activity during the annual Tulip Festival of Srinagar.

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The amorous couple on the vase is oblivious to the customers at the stalls in Tulip garden aka Siraj Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir.

The Department of Horticulture/Floriculture, Government of Jammu and Kashmir had set up attractive stalls under tents. The food stalls sold Kashmiri Wazwan, local cuisine served in tarami platter.

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The Botanical Garden adjacent to the Tulip Garden aka Siraj Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India.

The sprawling Siraj Bagh, set in 30 hectares of fairy land was abuzz with activity during the annual Tulip Festival of Srinagar. The Department of Horticulture/Floriculture, Government of Jammu and Kashmir had set up attractive stalls under tents. The food stalls sold Kashmiri Wazwan, local cuisine served in tarami platter.

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The fountain at the Tulip garden aka Siraj Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India.

FAST FACTS ON TULIP FESTIVAL, SRINAGAR, KASHMIR:

  • Tulip festival in Kashmir was inaugurated in 2008.
  • The 2017 edition of Tulip Festival in Kashmir displayed more than 48 varieties of Tulip. Lakhs of flowers were neatly arranged in rows making it look like a rainbow on land.
  • The tulips come in an amazing variety of colors. Apart from the red, blue, yellow, white and even black, there were some colors I could not even identify.
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The fountain at the Tulip Garden aka Siraj Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India.

  • The World Summit Tulip Society adjudged the Tulip garden of Srinagar, Kashmir as the second best tulip garden in the world in 2014.
  • Tulip festival in Srinagar, Kashmir is organized every year at the onset of spring (Mostly April).
  • The Tulip Garden at Srinagar is Asia’s largest Tulip Garden.
  • Major Tourist attractions of Srinagar are near the Tulip Garden. Such as Dal Lake, Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya Temple, Nishat Garden, Shalimar Garden
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The lone willow tree amongst a huge variety of Tulips in the famous Tulip Garden aka Siraj Bagh. Srinagar, Kashmir. Incredible India. I want to go to Tulip garden of Holland as well. Amitabh-Rekha (Of Silsila) will approve!

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The lovely tulips at the Tulip garden aka Siraj Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir. Much like the Tulip Garden of Holland? Incredible India.

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22 thoughts on “INCREDIBLE INDIA: TULIP FESTIVAL IN SRINAGAR, KASHMIR IS SECOND ONLY TO TULIP GARDEN OF HOLLAND.

  1. I had no idea India had a tulip festival – and especially one that is only second to Holland! Your pictures are beautiful! It will be so much fun for you to see that Bollywood movie when it comes out, now that you’ve been there in person!

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  2. I can never get bored of watching those entrancing rows of hues shooting up from earth. These rows remind us our visit to the gorgeous garden of Keukenhof in Netherlands. Kashmir tulips are high on list hope to visit these sometime soon in future.

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  3. It would be a photographers dream to visit Srinagar! I see it was your dream too as you took some fasntastic colorful photos! I will put Srinagar in Spring on my list of important places to visit, the tulip gardens look unreal, maybe better than those of The Netherlands!

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