Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak and the extended lockdown, around 1.3 million vibrant tulips have bloomed in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills in Srinagar. 

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But unlike every year, this time the largest Tulip garden in Asia is not welcoming any tourists or visitors because of the pandemic. 

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For the first time in the history of decades, these gorgeous tulips will wither without anyone witnessing their majestic beauty. 

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Source: Twitter; Naveed Trumboo

Footed in the hills of Zabarwan and overlooking the Dal Lake, Indira Gandhi Tulip Memorial oozes vibrant colours during spring and has been a tourist attraction for a while. 

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Source: Twitter; Mahrukh Inayet

Reportedly, an estimate of around 20 varieties of tulips are sown every year in December and the bulbs completely bloom by mid-March or April.

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Most of these bulbs are imported from Holland and are cultivated on an area of 7 hectares.

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 Even though the garden looks deserted, the tulips basking in the sun and maintaining their distance with humans look brighter and happier than ever.