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PM Modi asks people to visit the tulip garden at J&K and enjoy warm hospitality News from India


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called on everyone to visit the tulip garden, located in the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range in Jammu and Kashmir, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the people of the Union territory.
Tweeting about the gardens, the prime minister said: “Whenever you get the chance, visit Jammu and Kashmir and witness the picturesque tulip festival.”
“Besides the tulips, you will experience the warm hospitality of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
The tulip garden will open to the public on Thursday.

“Tomorrow, March 25 is special for Jammu and Kashmir. A majestic tulip garden in the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains will open for visitors. The garden will see more than 15 lakh of flowers of more than 64 varieties in bloom,” he said. Modi in another tweet. .
The tulip garden is located in the foothills of the Zaberwan mountain range with a general view of Dal Lake and is the largest tulip garden in Asia. It extends over an area of ​​about 30 hectares.

The garden was opened in 2007 with the aim of boosting floriculture and tourism in the Kashmir Valley by then-Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
The garden is built on a sloping terraced plot consisting of seven terraces. In addition to tulips, many other species of flowers have been added such as hyacinths, daffodils, and buttercups.
The Tulip festival, organized at the beginning of the spring season in the Valley, is an annual celebration that aims to display the variety of flowers in the garden as part of the tourism efforts of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.

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