Almond bloom to be witnessed in Next 7-8 Days : Dir Floriculture
Tulip Garden to be thrown open for public on March 19
Kashmir’s historic Badamwari was on Thursday thrown open for the general public while the authorities said that the almond bloom to be witnessed in the next 7-8 days at the garden.
The visitors, especially the tourists from different parts of the country, were seen clicking pictures at the famous and historic Badamwari garden here today.
Javed-ul-Islam, a tourist from Delhi, said that the garden is a wonderful place to click pictures and the people from outside should visit here. “Kashmir is blessed with picturesque places and Badamwari is one among them. It was a wonderful experience today at this garden,” he said.
Director Floriculture, Farooq Ahmad Rather as per the news agency, also visited the park today where he said that only 20 per cent of almond trees are in bloom while the garden will witness complete bloom in the next 7-8 days.
He said that the garden is being mostly visited by the people living around Srinagar City and the tourists as well. He added that the garden spread over an area of 300 kanals has 1500 almond trees with different varieties.
Pertinently, the almond garden located on the foothills of historic Koh e Maran in Srinagar, holds much significance as it heralds the arrival of spring in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Asia’s largest Tulip Garden in Srinagar is all set to be thrown open from public on March 19, officials informed here on Thursday.
An official told news agency, 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 the Asia’s largest Tulip garden as against 15 lakh tulips last year.
The official said all preparations have been done and the concerned department is now giving final touches for grand opening of the garden.
Meanwhile, commissioner secretary Floriculture departmenr Sheikh Fayaz confirmed that the garden will be thrown open to public on March 19. He said this year over 16 lakh tulips of different varieties will bloom and give a festive look to the garden. “We hope for a massive footfall of tourists at the Asia’s largest Tulip garden this year,” he added.
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.