Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is situated at the foothills of Zabarwan Range and overlooking the iconic Dal Lake in Srinagar, India. Opened in 2007, it is encircled by Nishat Bagh and Chatham Shahi Garden from three sides. Adorned by 70 varieties of tulips, the garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Srinagar. To add more magnetism to the garden, several rose beds are also cultivated. Most of the Tulips are sourced from Holland.
The Ricoh GR was first introduced in 2013, a small pocketable camera with an APS-C size Sensor and a sharp fixed 28 mm 2.8 lens. The camera being very customizable and with a super fast snap focus function, is most suited for Street photography. However, I have found this good for landscape and nature shots as well. And using the MACRO mode it was able to produce crisp and sharp images of the Tulips in the garden described above.
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The period from March to April is considered as the best time to visit the garden and generally the garden is closed down in late April. Depending on the temperature, the blooms may be delayed or arrive early. It is therefore better to make planning in advance after checking the period when the garden would be open to public. A walk in the Tulip Garden in Srinagar will stay with you longer than you expect.
I hope to upload some more photographs of the Garden soon. Till then, keep shooting.