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Tulip Garden attracts over 51,000 tourists in 5 days despite Ramadan

Tulip Garden attracts over 51,000 tourists in 5 days despite Ramadan

Garden offers 20 pc off on tickets for students

Srinagar, Mar 27: Asia’s largest tulip garden in Kashmir Valley has seen a remarkable influx of tourists, with more than 51,000 visitors gracing its vibrant blooms since its opening on March 23, officials said.

They said that despite the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, tourists, both local and international, have flocked to witness the spectacular display of tulips.

As per the details available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the garden, managed by Khan Mudasir, has witnessed an unprecedented response from visitors within the first five days of its opening, with 51,786 enthusiasts exploring its winding pathways and colourful floral arrangements.

To further enchant visitors, the floriculture department has introduced five new varieties of tulips, adding to the garden’s allure.

To streamline the visitor experience and reduce long queues, the garden’s management has introduced online ticket processing, a move that has been warmly welcomed by tourists. Additionally, to promote educational visits, a special 20% discount on tickets has been extended to students until April 10, announced by the contract overseeing the garden.

Moreover, visitors have lauded the efforts of the government in ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience, expressing their satisfaction with the arrangements made.

“Despite challenges such as pre-booked accommodations hindering travel to Kashmir, the garden is expected to surpass last year’s record of 366,000 visitors,” the officials said, adding, “With an all-time high in tourist numbers, they anticipate a further surge in visitors after Eid.”—(KNO)

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