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Tulip Mania in Delhi: NDMC Creates a Visual Treat!

Live Tulips all over Central Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council Horticulture Team headed by the Director Mr.S. Chelliah presents a visual bouquet in almost all roundabouts and gardens. Tulips are the most popular of the bulbous flowers being valued for their warm and mesmerizing colours.

Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan

Live Tulips all over Central Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council Horticulture Team headed by the Director Mr.S. Chelliah presents a visual bouquet in almost all roundabouts and gardens. Tulips are the most popular of the bulbous flowers being valued for their warm and mesmerizing colours.

You can have a tulip tour throughout the entire New Delhi and take insta worthy images and all the selfies you want. Within ten days, in the last week of February, they will all bloom completely to present a  visual treat you would never want to miss. Our team took an entire day tour travelling the New Delhi Municipal area from below the AIIMS flyover to Talkatora stadium. The Tulips were in various warm colours from pink to cream, yellow to purple and red to pink. As we come down the AIIMS flyover Delhi we can spot a bed of Sanddune Wallflowers, for a moment we get transported to a filmy location.

NDMC needs to be applauded for having given a colourful way for Delhiites to welcome spring. NDMC imported these Tulips from Holland, the Flower Capital of the World. These Tulips are pretreated and dormancy broken when they were brought to Delhi. Along with Tulips there were other flower bulbs and seeds of flowering seasonal which were imported. The Tulips only bloom for 25 days and they give rise to one flower in their flowering period. But it is of interest to see that they have grown bulblets and a new plant if coming along the single plant. 

 Tulip Festivals happen throughout the world and they are cultivated in Holland in fields. As quoted “Tulips were Originally cultivated in the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), tulips were imported into Holland in the sixteenth century. When Carolus Clusius wrote the first major book on tulips in 1592, they became so popular that his garden was raided and bulbs stolen on a regular basis. Choudhary , Mali who works with NDMC has stories to tell us about early morning  theft of these tulips in Roundabouts. We at present are waiting patiently to see the riot of colours about to bloom fully in the next ten days in the city. 

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