Tulip Festival 2019: Dates, Highlights and Much More

Kashmir, commonly referred to as the Switzerland of India, is widely appreciated for its immense natural beauty. Each spring, the summer capital of the state, Srinagar hosts an annual Tulip Festival. The venue for the festival is Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden — the largest tulip garden in the country.

Nestled on the foothills of Zabarwan Range, this garden offers sensational views of the Dal Lake.

Festival Dates: 1st to 30th April

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Different types of tulips at this festival —

Double Bloom: A tulip with many layers
Parrot Tulips: Available in various hues, they look like plumage of a tropical parrot.
Fringed Tulips: The edges and shape are frilly and fringed.
Bi-Color Standard Tulips: There is a variation in the colour
Rembrandt: These are pale coloured tall tulips
Fosteriana Tulips: They have a tall bud
Lily-Flowering Tulips: They have long, pointed petals with arch at the tips.
Single Late Tulips: These are cup-shaped tulips with the widest range of colors
Triumph: Bi-colors and unique tones are the characteristic features of these tulips.

What’s New at the Tulip Festival of 2019?

The garden will have more green spaces this year. Other plants including hyacinths, daffodils, narcissus and other ornamental plants will also be a part of this festival. Water channel running through the terraces will further add to the charm.

Outside the garden area, there will be vendors selling souvenirs and local dishes. Also, there will be dedicated stalls and kiosks for exhibiting handicrafts of Kashmir.