Every yr, the mountainous Kashmir valley in India hosts its flower competition to draw vacationers to Srinagar metropolis. This yr, earlier than the start of the competition on 25 March, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi determined to hitch the fan-wagon, highlighting the great thing about this annual celebration of flowers.
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip backyard in Srinagar metropolis in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state is the most important tulip backyard in Asia. Thousands of tulips of each type of shade and color, planted in beguiling patterns depart guests overawed every year. And this yr can be no completely different when the backyard opens to the general public on Thursday.
Sharing scenes from the backyard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday invited individuals to go to the tulip backyard and expertise the “warm hospitality” of Kashmir.
For the previous few days, fantastic footage of this backyard have surfaced on social media. The yellow, pink and crimson tulips – amongst others – are in full bloom in Kashmir the place summer time arrives a bit later than in different components of India.
Spread over an space of about 30 hectares (74 acres), this tulip backyard is designed to draw vacationers to the valley.
This yr about 1.5 million bulbs of various varieties have been planted within the backyard. Apart from tulips, different flowers resembling hyacinths and daffodils are additionally grown right here.