Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

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The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar recently entered the World Book of Records (London) as Asia's largest such park.

About Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden


  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, previously Model Floriculture Center, is a tulip garden in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It is the largest tulip garden in Asia, spread over an area of about 30 hectares.
  • It is situated on the foothills of the 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.
  • The garden houses about 48 varieties of tulip flowers. The garden also has several types of other flowers, including daffodils, hyacinths, roses, narcissus, and other ornamental plants.
  • Tulip festival:
    • It 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 the spring season in Kashmir valley.


Q1) What are tulip flowers?

Tulips are a popular and widely recognized type of spring-blooming flower that belongs to the genus Tulipa. They are known for their bright, colorful, and cup-shaped flowers with a wide variety of vibrant hues, including red, yellow, pink, purple, white, and even multi-colored varieties. Tulips first grew in south-central Asia. People brought the flowers to Europe in the 1500s and later to many different parts of the world.

Source: Pictures: Srinagar’s Tulip Garden enters record books as Asia’s largest