SRINAGAR — Located in the Shehr-i-Khaas area of Srinagar city, Badamwari garden has become one of the important spring tourist attractions of Kashmir.
The garden is spread over an area of more than 300 kanals and is dotted with thousands of Almond trees which bloom en-masse, providing a soothing experience to the visitors.
Speaking about the garden, Director Floriculture Kashmir said that the almond tree is one of the earliest blooming trees whose bloom is magnificent and attracts both local and national tourists and visitors equally.
He further added that the bloom percentage in the garden is almost 30% and in weeks’ time, peak bloom is expected. He further added that the garden is the only garden in old Srinagar city which is a good source of recreation for the local population.
Director Floriculture informed that the developmental works to preserve and upgrade the garden are in progress and every care shall be taken to cater to the requirements of visitors.
It is important to mention here that the garden was visited by more than three lakh visitors last year and it is expected that a good number of visitors shall also visit this year.
Director Floriculture further informed that the garden is nicely spruced and the Department welcomes all to visit the garden and enjoy the mesmerizing almond bloom. “People should come and enjoy the beauty of Kashmir.”
Tulip garden to be thrown open on March 19
Asia’s ‘largest’ Tulip garden in Srinagar is all set to be thrown open to the public on March 19, officials informed on Thursday.
An official told said that the garden will be thrown open on March 19 during a grand opening ceremony. He said this year over 16 lakh tulips of different varieties will bloom in Asia’s largest Tulip garden.
The official said all preparations have been done and the concerned department is now giving the final touches for the grand opening of the garden.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Secretary Floriculture department Sheikh Fayaz confirmed that the garden will be thrown open to the public on March 19. “We hope for a massive footfall of tourists at Asia’s largest Tulip garden this year,” he said.
He also said this year they have built a water channel and moving fountains inside the garden, which will add to its beauty.
Tulip garden in Srinagar has become one of the major tourist attractions of the valley since its opening. Situated at an altitude of 5,600 feet, the garden came as a shot in the arm for the Tourism department.