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Flower industry blooming in Kashmir

by webdev

April 22, 2011

When they think of spring flowers, many people think of the Netherlands and the famous tulip fields. However, in Indian Kashmir, the Siraj Bagh tulip garden is trying to rival its Dutch counterpart.

The garden, which has grown in size and popularity in recent years, is one of Kashmir's biggest tourist attractions. According to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, about 80,000 tourists visit the site each year to see the nearly 1.5 million tulips spread across 20 acres. The garden features about 70 different varieties of the bloom.

"We are expecting tourists from all over the world," Kashmir's minister for Health and Horticulture, Javed Ahmed Darsaid, told the news provider.
The Siraj Bagh garden is open to the public starting on April 1st each year.

Although the tulips featured in the garden are imported from the Netherlands, India’s flower business is booming. In fact, Delhi is the home of Asia's biggest flower market and enjoys a brisk export business.

Whether you travel to faraway places to view stunning flower displays or not, everyone can bring the beauty of flowers into their homes by purchasing spring flower bouquets and other in-season arrangements.


This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.


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