These photos of tulips in bloom in Kashmir should inspire you to make a visit

i

Tulips as seen at the Tulip Garden in Srinagar on 15 March 2016. Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/ AFP Photo

These photos of tulips in bloom in Kashmir should inspire you to make a visit

i

Tourists take selfies while enjoying the view at Asia's largest tulip garden. Photo: S Irfan/ PTI Photo

These photos of tulips in bloom in Kashmir should inspire you to make a visit

i

Photo: S Irfan/ PTI Photo

These photos of tulips in bloom in Kashmir should inspire you to make a visit

i

Photo: S Irfan/ PTI Photo

These photos of tulips in bloom in Kashmir should inspire you to make a visit

i

Photo: S Irfan/ PTI Photo

These photos of tulips in bloom in Kashmir should inspire you to make a visit

i

Photo: S Irfan/ PTI Photo

TULIP GARDENS

These photos of tulips in bloom in Kashmir should inspire you to make a visit

Priyata Brajabasi @PriyataB

With tulips in full bloom, Asia's largest Tulip Garden on the banks of the Dal Lake, was opened to visitors and tourists about two weeks earlier than planned, as the Valley experienced relatively warm weather resulting in early bloom.

"The garden was thrown open to public ahead of schedule as the weather this year advanced the bloom of tulip bulbs. Early opening of the garden would give a boost to the tourist industry," Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Asgar Hassan Samoon said.

Siraj Bagh or the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, on the foothills of the Zabarwan Range in Srinagar, unfolds its greatest spectacle during the month of April.

Check out: This desert bloom is the prettiest thing you will see today

The Tulip Garden in Kashmir holds an annual Festival; an occasion for both national and international tourists to flock to Kashmir in large numbers.

The Tulip Garden was opened in 2008. The idea of the garden was conceived to advance the tourism season in the Valley by two months. The Tulip Garden is home to about 40 species of tulips including Adrem, Iledifram, Ollioles, Laptop and Purisime.

When tulips are in bloom, what you see before you is Nature's theatre at its best. The breathtaking beauty of the Zabarwan Range and the Dal Lake at its foothills. A dramatic display of hundreds of thousands of flowers spread over an astounding 12 hectares of land - creating a harmony of colours- reds, yellows, pinks, whites and the most spectacular of blues and purples.

Edited by Anna Verghese

More in Catch:

#UP2017: Won't ally with SP, but open to going with Mayawati, says Rahul

Is Google Maps at fault for sending you to JNU if you type anti-national?

Remembering Johan Cruyff, the maverick who became football's greatest philosopher

IG Kalluri's reign of terror: there's hardly a place left for truth in Bastar

Priyata Brajabasi

Priyata Brajabasi @PriyataB