Festivals of flowers are very popular among the people of India. There are a number of festivals held in various parts of the country. Tulip festival is one of the most popular flower festivals in India. The festival is a great way to capture the flowering tulips of Kashmir as Srinagar has Asia’s largest tulip garden.
The Tulip Festival displays a large variety of tulips. Large number of tourists comes to the venue to catch the sight of these beautiful tulips. The festivals also feature a number of cultural programs, sale of local handicrafts, Kashmiri folk songs and other forms of arts. On visiting this festival, you will also be able to taste traditional cultural Kashmiri cuisine.
Tulip Garden of Kashmir is Asia`s biggest Tulip garden, on the shores of the famous Dal lake. Tulip festival is held annually in the month of April when tulips are in full bloom. The garden looks like a silken carpet of bright coloured sprawling tulips. Best time to visit is April-May. Nearly 60 varieties of beautiful and vibrant tulips grow in this garden, spread over 5 hectors of land. Tulips remain in bloom just for 15-20 days depending upon the temperature. “Red, yellow, variegated, pink, white, orange, light blue, and magenta are the main colors of tulips. The scene is simply charismatic with floral charm. The view remains in the memory of a visitor forever. Cultural programs, Kashmiri folk songs, sale of local handicrafts, and preparation of traditional Kashmiri cuisine forms an eminent part of the entertainment of visitors during the festival.
It’s easy to imagine why Yash Chopra chose kashmir as the muse for one of his eternal and most lyrical romances, Silsila. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha’s tender medley (remember dekha ek khwab to yeh silsile hue?) amidst blushing tulip fields was not just the figment of an art director’s imagination come to life, but the beauty of Asia’s largest tulip garden – Siraj Bagh.
Tour Route: – Srinagar, Mughal Garden Nishat, Mughal Garden Shalimar, Hazratbal Shrine, Shikara Ride, Gulmarg, Tulip Garden & Shankaracharya Temple are the highlights of this package.
Day 01: Arrival – Srinagar Airport – Mughal Gardens
Arrival on Srinagar Airport you will be met our representative and drive towards hotel.
After refreshment at hotel continue your tour to famous Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visiting Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jehangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa) and later on pay a visit the famous White mosque of Srinagar city (Hazratbal shrine). Overnight in hotel in Srinagar.
Day 02: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar
After breakfast at hotel leave for day excursion to Gulmarg (8700 ft i.e. 2652 mts), Discovered by the Kashmiri romantic poet in the 16th century who was inspired with its grassy slopes covered with wild flowers. In winter Gulmarg looks more beautiful due to heavy snow fall. And turns into India’s premier Ski resort in winter. The Gondola Cable Car (optional) offers rides to the upland meadows of Kongdori and beyond to the top of Apharwat range to a height of 14000 ft for viewing the Himalayan Peaks in summer and for downhill skiing in winter. Overnight in hotel in Srinagar.
Day 03: Srinagar – Tulip Garden – Srinagar
After breakfast, leave for tulip Garden / Siraj Bagh on the foothills of the Zabarwan Range in Srinagar, Kashmir, unfolds its greatest spectacle during the month of April, more specifically between the 5th and 10th (the dates vary depending on when the tulips are in full bloom). This is the time when Tulip Garden in Kashmir holds a Festival, an occasion for tourists both national and international to flock to Kashmir in large numbers. The festival is a huge hit for various reasons. On the one hand is the breathtaking beauty of the Zabarwan Range and the Dal Lake on its foothills. On the other is the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of blooms spread over an astounding five hectares of land on the shores of the lake – creating a riot of reds, yellows, pinks, whites and the most spectacular of blues and purples. Visitors can take long romantic walks among the flowers as they admire them – a sight that usually encourages the whipping out of the camera ever so often. Evening check in Houseboat / Hotel.
Day 04: Srinagar – S. Temple – Airport
After early breakfast at houseboat visit the famous Shankaracharya Temple and then drive towards Airport for onward
03 Nights & 04 Days – For Just Rs.13500.00 – Couple
Accommodation of 03 Nights as mentioned.
Sightseeing Tours / Excursion as per itinerary by Non A/C Cab.
Daily Breakfast, Driver / Toll / Parking charges
Accommodation : Houseboat (01 Night)/ Hotel (02 Nights)
Complementary – Shikara Ride (01 Hour), Tulip Garden Visit, One Dinner (One Houseboat)