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Free wi-fi, other facilities at J-K Tulip Garden this year

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Visitors to Asia's largest Garden on the banks of here can enjoy free access, in addition to many other new facilities, when the garden opens to public later this month.

The garden will be thrown open to public on March 25.

"With the need of staying connected increasing by the day, the department, in collaboration with the BSNL, is providing free connectivity to visitors," told

Masoom said several other initiatives have been taken to make the visitors, a large number of whom are tourists, feel comfortable during their visit to the Garden.

"We have added more green spaces inside the garden so that the visitors can rest and enjoy the beauty of the flowers in full bloom," she said.

The said this year, the department has planted 12.25 lakh Tulip bulbs over an area of 10 hectares.

"We have added some other flower plants to the Tulip Garden this year which includes Hyacinths, Daffodils, Narcissus and other ornamental plants," she said, adding this season, 40,000 Hyacinth bulbs have been planted in a separate terrace and more fresh plantation is in full swing.

The said the department has added several new fountains to the garden.

There was just one fountain earlier.

"To make the garden more pleasing to the eye, there will be a water channel too running through the terraces," Masoom said.

More drinking points have been added for the convenience of visitors while a separate washroom has been constructed for the specially-abled visitors.

Giving details, she said a festival will be held at the Tulip Garden to coincide with its opening. "There will be decorated kiosks and stalls showcasing the handicraft and cuisine of with traditional and ethnic touch," she said.

However, only environment-friendly activities will be allowed inside the garden, the said, adding the kiosks will be set up outside the garden premises to protect it from pollution.

Tulips were introduced in on large scale in 2007 when then had the Siraj Bagh turned into Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden.

The aim of setting up of the largest Tulip garden of was to give another choice to tourists and to advance the tourism season, which used to begin in May every year, by two months. The garden has been a success story with thousands of tourists thronging it every year during the three weeks of its bloom.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 10:25 IST