Tulips are one of the most well-known flowers in the world, and they are associated with elegance and devotion. And what better place to see tulips blooming than Kashmir, dubbed “paradise on Earth”? On Thursday, March 25, the tulip garden in Srinagar, formerly known as Siraj Bagh, opened to the public.

The garden, which spans 30 hectares in the foothills of the snow-capped Zabarwan range, was created to extend the valley’s tourism season by two months.

Baseer Khan, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, declared the mesmerizing tulip garden open to all guests.

Khan lauded the beauty of the region, saying that Jammu and Kashmir are blessed with stunning natural landscapes that have tremendous tourism potential.

Tourists used to go to other world-famous gardens and sites in Kashmir, he said, but now the tulip garden has become a must-see destination for them.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will inaugurate a six-day Tulip Festival on April 3 when the garden will be in full bloom, according to the advisor.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of Tulip Garden on Twitter on Monday. PM Modi also encouraged people to visit Jammu and Kashmir and enjoy the picturesque views of the Tulip Garden Festival in Srinagar, where nearly 15 lakh flowers representing more than 64 varieties can uplift your spirits.

The authorities at the tulip garden, according to All India Radio News, have issued a series of protocols in response to the coronavirus pandemic. No one will be able to access the garden without wearing the necessary face masks, according to the new guidelines. To keep the pandemic from spreading further, tourists must stick to all such SOPs.

Beautiful photos of the tulip garden have been shared on Twitter. Users are urging others to go see it and appreciate its uniqueness.

Tulips aren’t the only flowers blooming in Kashmir; almond trees are blooming as well. On March 21, the Badamwari Garden in Srinagar became open to the public. In this picturesque place, one can see the delicate white and pink-hued flowers that are currently blooming on the almond trees.