Spread over an area of about 12 hectares, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is located close to the world-famous Dal Lake in Siraj Bagh, Srinagar. The garden was earlier known as ‘Model Floriculture Centre’ and presently is Asia’s largest tulip garden. The garden is the effort of Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, the ex-Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and was established to boost floriculture and eco-tourism in Kashmir Valley.
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is situated at the foothills of Zabarwan Range. Overlooking the iconic Dal Lake, the garden is opened in 2007. It is encircled by Nishat Bagh and Chashma Shahi Garden from three sides. Adorned by 70 varieties of tulips, the garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Srinagar. To add more magnetism to the garden, several rose beds are also cultivated.
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden Srinagar is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world. The period from March to May is considered as the best time to visit the garden, but April is also a favorite month among flower lovers. Every year in the month of April, Jammu Kashmir government celebrates Tulip Festival in which tourists can enjoy breathtaking views of the gardens at its full bloom. The festivity is accompanied by several cultural programs. The garden opens from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm every day.