The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, formerly known as SirajBagh is one of the most popular and hot-spot tourist destinations in Srinagar Kashmir. It was opened in 2007 with the aim to boost tourism sector in Kashmir. The garden is located at the foothills of Zabarwan Mountain and with its stunning array of tulips in full bloom, the garden is a sight to behold. Sadly It only lasts for 20 days after which the tulips start losing their color and stance. It is expected to open in this year on March 20th 2024.

The tulips are planted in rows and each row has a different variety of tulip. In addition to tulips, many other species of flowers are also there, including hyacinths, daffodils and ranunculus. This garden also has a number of walkways and fountains that make it an ideal place for people to spend their leisure time in a pleasant environment. It is a seven terraced garden and the water channel flowing through these terraces is what gives the place its unique charm and makes it a perfect spot for families as well as couples who can get some memorable pictures clicked here. It has an area of around 30 hectares and is the largest tulip garden in Asia.

An annual tulip festival is organized by the tourism department of Jammu and Kashmir. This is a must-see event for all types of travelers because it not only showcases the natural beauty of the tulip garden, but also gives visitors a taste of Kashmiri culture through its handicrafts, cuisine, and music. If you are lucky and come in the Starting April or End March you must visit this place.

Best time to visit Tulip garden Srinagar

 The best time to visit the Tulip Garden in Srinagar is during the month of April preferably in first week.. This is when the tulips are in full bloom and the annual Tulip Festival is held. The tulips do not survive for more than 20 days.

How to Reach Tulip garden Srinagar

 The tulip garden is about 22km from Srinagar Airport (Sheikh ulAlam International Airport Srinagar). You can easily hire a taxi to reach Tulip garden from the airport.
The nearest railway station to this garden is Srinagar Railway station, which is 18 km away. You can book a cab in advance from Travelmykashmir to pick you up from the Srinagar Railway station.
The distance from Lal chowk to Tulip garden is 8 km, so it’s a perfect spot for a day trip! Just hire a taxi or rent a bike from Lal chowk and enjoy the beautiful garden.

Ticket and Entry passes for Tulip garden Kashmir 2024.

 For the garden entry a domestic Indian traveller or visitor has to pay around INR 75 (including taxes GST) for children below 12 years of age the ticket price is INR 30. For International travellers or foreigner it is around INR 200 for both adults and children (including taxes GST) per person.

Opening Date of Tulip Garden in 2024

 As per latest information from Srinagar Municipal Corporation & Department of Floriculture which are incharge and responsible of the Tulip festival happening in Indira Gandhi Memorial Kashmir Tulip Garden It is expected to commence from 19th of March 2024. But it can vary as per the weather changes. As of this Year some more varieties of Tulips have been added and also more land has been added to accommodate 15 Lakh tulip flowers for the Year 2024.

Things to do in Tulip garden Srinagar

  • Photography
  • Picnic
  • Enjoying the beauty of tulips
  • Enjoy traditional Kehwa and tea’s of Kashmiri culture
  • Enjoy Music shows
  • Visit Art Gallery

Attractions Around Tulip Garden Srinagar:

There are many other tourist attractions in close vicinity to the famous tulip garden in Srinagar that you can visit on your tour to Siraj Bagh.

  • Botanical Garden: Jawahar Lal Memorial Botanical Garden spread over 197 acres this garden was built in 1969 in memory of Indian prime minister Jawahar lal Nehru is the closet attraction to tulip garden Srinagar. In fact the two garden share same peripheral wall. Hosting a variety of about 150,00 ornamental plants and a huge collection of oak varieties. It also has a rare collection of Kashmiri tropical plants.
  • Cheshma Shahi: A ruminant of the Mughal period cheshma Shahi meaning Royal Springs is small and charming. It was laid out by the Mughal Governor Ali Mardan Khan for Emperor Shah Jahan. 2.2 Kms away Cheashm Shahi is at five minute drive from Tulip Garden Srinagar.  Shah Jahan built a pavilion and laid out the Mughal garden in three terraces, each above the other by 18 feet. Cheshma Shahi is famous for the pure and refreshing spring that flows from it.
  • Pari Mahal: Another Mughal period ruminant Pari Mahal ( the Palace of Farris) is 3.8 Kms from Siraj Bagh on the same Cheshma Shahi Road. Its a seven terraced garden over looking Dal Lake and Srinagar City.
  • Royal Springs Golf Course: 2.7 kms from IGM Tulip Garden Royal Springs Golf Course on Boulevard Road was designed American golfer Robert Trent Jones Jr. This Golf course is the No.1 golf course in India. With all modern golf course amenities. Royal Springs Golf course is also considered to be the most picturesque Golf course in Asia.
  • Nishat Bagh: 3.3 Kms away on Boulevard road is another famous tourist attraction Nishat Bagh. In 1633 it was built by Asif Khan, elder brother of Nur Jehan wife of Mughal empror Shah Jehan. Meaning the Garden of Gladness this terraced garden commands a magnificent view of the lake beneath the snow-capped Pir Panjal mountain range that stands far away to the west of the valley.
  • Shalimar Bagh: Meaning “abode of love.” Mughal Emperor Jahangir built this gardens in 1619, it was a gift for his wife, Nor Jahan. At 12 min drive just 6.2kms on boulevard road is one of the largest Mughal gardens of Kashmir valley Shalimar Bagh. This beautiful garden, covering a prime 31-acre (12.4-hectare) area on the eastern banks of Kashmir’s Dal Lake, is a must to visit place in Srinagar.
  • Zabarwan Park: At 4kms on return drive of 6min from Tulip garden is latest built Zabarwan Park. The park is good to eat place closet to Nehru park Srinagar with you can enjoy Kashmiri folk music here performed live by folk singers of Kashmir in evening, besides that park has a 3d cinema Hall Ample parking and many other amenities. you can visit the park on return from other tourist attraction on boulevard road.

Besides these popular places there are other places adjacent o IGM Tulip garden Srinagar Like The Lalit Grand Place Hotel, Hotel Vivanta By Taj, Private Golf Course, Apple Orchards, Handicrafts Showroom, Shanker Acharay Temple, Nun Kun Park, Nehru Park, Foreshore Road, Harwan garden, Dachi Gam national Park and off course Char Chinari in Dal Lake.