- Christmas 2018 – December 25 (Tuesday)
- Happy Diwali 2018
- Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar 2018
- Tulip Festival in Srinagar 2018
- Baisakhi 2018
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden, previously Model Floriculture Center, is a tulip garden in Srinagar, India. It is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread over an area of about 30 hectares. It is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range with an overview of Dal Lake. The garden was opened in 2007 with the aim to boost floriculture and tourism in Kashmir Valley.
The garden is built on a sloping ground in a terraced fashion consisting of seven terraces. Apart from tulips, many other species of flowers – hyacinths, daffodils and ranunculus have been added as well.
Tulip festival is an annual celebration that aims to showcase the range of flowers in the garden as a part of tourism efforts by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. It is organized during the onset of spring season in Kashmir valley. In 2018, the Tulip Festival is being organized for 15 days from 1 to 15 April.
Add to that – Kashmiri folk songs and dance, local handicrafts, and of course, the traditional Kashmiri cuisine, and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer vacation.
Highlights of the Festivals
Tulip Festival 2018 is a must attend event for the flower enthusiasts, nature lovers, fans, aficionados, tulip lovers, and tourists from around the world. There are many varieties of this amazing flowers, some of them are mentioned below.
Standard Tulips – These are the normal tulips that are available from florists to local gardens.
Double Bloom – Instead of a single petal of standard tulip, double bloom has many layers.
Parrot Tulips – They appear as ruffled petals in various hues depicting the plumage of tropical parrot.
Fringed Tulips – The edges and shape are frilly and fringed.
Bi-Color Standard Tulips – They display a variation in terms of color when compared with the standard tulip.
Rembrandt – pale colored tall tulips
Fosteriana Tulips – They vary in height and have pretty bud.
Lily-Flowering Tulips – These flowers have long, pointed petals with arch at the tips.
Single Late Tulips – Stunning cup-shaped tulips with widest range of colors
How to Reach Tulip Gardens
Tulip Gardens are easily accessible from Srinagar Airport. One can reach the garden by hiring a taxi from there. Another mode is to avail the bus services which charge a minimal fare.