Srinagar Mar 11: Visitors to Asia’s largest Tulip Garden on the banks of Dal Lake here can enjoy free wi-fi access, in addition to many other new facilities, when the garden opens to the public later this month. The Garden will be thrown open to the public on March 25.
“With the need of staying connected increasing by the day, the floriculture department, in collaboration with the BSNL, is providing free wi-fi connectivity to visitors,” as informed by Floriculture Director Mathoora Masoom.
He said several other initiatives have been taken to make the visitors, a large number of whom are tourists, feel comfortable during their visit to the Tulip Garden. “We have added more green spaces inside the garden so that the visitors can rest and enjoy the beauty of the flowers in full bloom,” she said.
The official said this year, the department has planted 12.25 lakh Tulip bulbs over an area of 10 hectares.
“We have added some other flower plants to the Tulip Garden this year which includes Hyacinths, Daffodils, Narcissus and other ornamental plants,” she said, adding this season, 40,000
Hyacinth bulbs have been planted in a separate terrace and more fresh plantation is in full swing.
The officer said the department has added several new fountains to the garden. There was just one fountain earlier.