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Blooming Tulips under the foothills of Zabarwan

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By: Er.Ishfaq Khaliq

Tulip Garden, located under the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range, is a seven-terraced garden that will see over 15 lakh flowers of more than 64 varieties blooming this season. Formerly known as Siraj Bagh, the Tulip garden overlooks the magnificent Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir and draws thousands of visitors each day.

Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak, peoples’ lives have greatly changed and it was only recently that things have started returning to normal in a gradual and guarded manner, even though the second way of the deadly virus is already causing fresh concerns among the masses. However, all the informed and well researched opinions suggest that we don’t have to sit back and discontinue our daily activities and instead we must go on after taking due safety measures to keep ourselves as well as others away from the virus. If we take precautions and follow SOP’s, there is no problem in venturing out and there is no better place to visit than Tulip Garden.

Having said this, I must say that the blooming tulips in this beautiful garden are a great sight to sooth ones soul. Get moving to stay healthy and keep your mind and body in harmony, say most of the experts who stress on the fact that SOP’s which are universal in nature must be adhered to and followed strictly.

Kashmir is known for its hospitality which is expressed by the thousands of tourists who arrive here, each year, and speak good about the people here apart from sharing their experiences of the magical spell that this valley has on its guests.

At the garden, an array of different colours of tulips may just leave you awestruck with its beauty and magnificence as the garden hosts around 64 varieties of multi-coloured tulips. It seems like a carpet of colours with countless flowers in the lap on a quite mountain.

People who come here are simply blown away by the sheer splendour of the garden, the memories of which shall remain fresh their hearts and minds for a long time. Visitors from other states of India see it as a slice of heaven and often make it a point to keep a date with the place in future as well.

One has to accept that the garden is a superbly curated blend of flower beds that run parallel to each other and form a symphony of colors and fragrance. It is a life time experience for the visitors and one shouldn’t miss an opportunity to pay a visit.

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