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Tulips bloom in Kashmir

April 10, 2007
Tulips have come to Kashmir in a big way. Asia's largest tulip garden at the foothills of Zabarwan hills and on the banks of the famous Dal Lake is in full bloom and was thrown open to the public this week.

The garden, fashioned after and inspired by the world famous tulip gardens in the Netherlands, is the brainchild of Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. He ordered its creation last year to add not only more colour to the idyllic Valley but also add to the state coffers through the sale of tulips and their bulbs.

Reportage: Mukhtar Ahmed in Srinagar
Photographs: Umar Ganie
Also see: Saffron bloom in Kashmir

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