In Srinagar, there are not only Mughal gardens, but other gardens and parks also. The other main gardens and parks are the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden and the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. These gardens are beautiful as the Mughal Gardens. Click Here to See Mughal Gardens in Srinagar.
01. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden [See Map]
In 1969 a botanical garden was made near the shores of Dal Lake besides the Zabarwan mountain range. It was made to remember India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and thus had the name Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden. The Garden is at Srinagar, in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, which has an area of 70 hectares. The other aim behind developing the park was to conserve the city’s natural habitat and to beautify the city. The garden is known to have about 1.5 lakh pant species. It also have many types of Oak trees and many endemic kashmiri pants. Visitors can go for a boat ride in the lake and can spent some time and rest in the garden. Four divisions make up the Garden they are Plant Introduction Center, Research Section, Recreational Garden and Botanical Garden. Visitors can enter the garden by buying a ticket. Variety of plant species are displayed here. Lots of people from parts of the world come here and visit the garden.
Entry Fee is Rs.10 for adults and Rs.5 for children below 12 years.
02. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden [See Map]
Besides the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden in Srinagar there is an other garden which is magnificent and very pleasing to every eye. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden which was opened in the year 2007 is the largest tulip Garden in the Continent. It has over 70 species of Tulips plants and over two million of total Tulip plants. The 29 acer garden which makes it the largest Tulip garden in Asia shows its magnificence during the months of March and April as it is the time when the Tulip flowers are bloomed everywhere. In the Tulip garden every year Tulip Festival is organised by the floriculture department of the state government in the months of March and April. The idea and concept of the garden was made by the former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad. The Tulip garden is one of the recent and most popular attraction in Srinagar.
Entry Fee is Rs.50 for adults and Rs.25 for children.
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden and the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden are very
close to each other. They share the same border, so visitors can easily visit both the gardens with no time loss. Both the gardens are well known for its own speciality. Both the gardens are near the Dal lake and thus is easy to find out. The best time to visit the gardens are Spring Seasons when the flowers are blooming. March April months are also advised.wo
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