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Kashmir's Tulips in full glory

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    The Indira Gandhi Tulip garden in Srinagar has once again become the focus of attraction for locals as well as tourists.

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    This is the second largest tulip garden in the world after the famous Keukanenhof tulip garden in Holland.

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    The six-hectare garden has burst into a dazzling array of colours

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    The garden, comprising nearly 1.2 million tulips, presents a breathtaking view.

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    A tourist tries to capture the beauty of the garden with her cell phone camera.

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    A tourist is all smiles as she poses for a photograph.

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    The Tulips, which belong to a wide range of species, are also available in myriad hues.

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    The fountains installed in the pathways of the garden add to its splendour.
     
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    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah takes some time out to visit the garden.

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    The garden boasts of tulips of many striking hues.

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    The fountains add to the beauty of the garden.

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    The tulip garden becomes one of the major attractions of Kashmir valley during spring.

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    The sprawling garden is located in the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range

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    The Zabarwan mountain range also nestles the famous Mughal gardens overlooking one of the valley's major tourist attractions, the Dal Lake.

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    Javed Ahmad Shah, the officer in charge of the garden, says that plans are afoot to add 29 more hectares to the existing expanse of the garden.

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    He admits that the number of visitors is lesser this year.
     
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    Shah attributes this to the heavy rains that have lashed the valley in March.

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    The tulips attract all kinds of visitors.
     
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