Srinagar, Apr 6: The Tulip Garden, the most attractive destination for local and outside tourists, has now caught the imagination of Bollywood as a number of prominent filmmakers have been making enquiries about the possible shoot in the garden.
The garden, inaugurated by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on March 29 this year, has become a major attraction for people in the serene and magnificent environs of Zabarwan hills overlooking the world famous Dal Lake despite an entry ticket of Rs 50 for adults and Rs 20 for children.
More than 15,000 visitors have visited the garden since it was inaugurated.
Already, filmmakers have started making enquiries about the garden, to be a possible location for silver screen movies.
At least two prominent filmmakers had been making enquiries about the possible shoot in the garden, Floriculture Director Dr G Q Naqash said.
He said the sprawling garden laid in terraces would have a water stream running in the midst of tulip beds with Zabarwan in the backyard. This would make the setting more enchanting with installed fountains adding to the grandeur of the garden.
The garden, to be extended to 600 kanal of land, have 12 lakh tulips of 60 varieties, including red, orange, purple, white, pink, parrot and yellow which will present a scene beyond the imagination of poets and artists. One feels a unique heart beat while roaming around the lanes and by-lanes in the midst of nature's benevolent bounty.
Aesthetic imagination of Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Tulip Garden is believed to be the largest of its kind in Asia.
In its infancy last year, the garden with a limited number of short-living wonder of nature had almost become a house-hold name in the state. As it has started growing the number of admirers not only in the Valley but far away in the plains of the country as well.