World famous Tulip garden opens for public; CS inaugurates Tulip festival, expects further increase in tourist influx
Raja Syed Rather
Srinagar, Mar 23 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that Kashmir has recorded highest—ever tourist footfall in last six months and that a further increase in tourist arrivals was expects in the months ahead.
After inaugurating Tulip festival at Asia’s largest Tulip garden, Chief Secretary AK Mehta told media persons that Kashmir in the month of March so far has recorded highest–ever tourist footfall and in the last six months the number of tourists visiting Kashmir remained all-time high. The famous Tulip garden was also thrown open for general public.
As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the Chief Secretary said the figure is highest-ever so far compared to any season whether Covid or before, adding that the government is expecting further increase in the footfall of tourist in Kashmir.
He added that 15 lakh tulips with 68 verities will mesmerize the tourists this season. Meanwhile, a large number of tourists and locals thronged the garden on the first day amid a series of musical and cultural events. Tourism in Kashmir was badly hit due to Covid pandemic in 2020 and 2021—(KNO)