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Srinagar tulip garden shut

Srinagar's Tulip Garden shuts a week ahead of usual time due to high temperature
Deficient rainfall and warm temperature in Srinagar have forced the closure of Asia's largest tulip garden, which attracted 3.60 lakh visitors this spring, an official said on Monday.
The garden, overlooking the famous Dal Lake, was closed for public on Monday owing to shrinking bloom.
The garden, overlooking the famous Dal Lake, was closed for public on Monday owing to shrinking bloom.
The garden has been closed as the tulip bloom shrunk after around 26 days.
The official said the average lifespan of tulip flowers is three to four weeks, but heavy rains or too much heat can destroy them.
This year the garden housed 68 varieties of tulips, including six new ones.
3.60 lakh people visited the garden in the less-than-a-month period when it was open.
Last year, 2.25 lakh people had visited the garden.