Dekha ek khwaab toh yeh SilSile hue…the famous Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha’s song from movie ‘Silsila‘ pictured in Pahalgam of Indian state Jammu and Kashmir and tulips of Keukenhof (Kitchen of garden) also known as Garden of Europe situated in Lisse, the Netherlands. Since childhood fascinated by these flowers and the song picturization, atlast it was a dream come true to actually feel the flowers and enjoy its different colors. Eventually it was neither in India nor Holland but 66 miles i.e.( 1 hour 15 minutes) drive from Seattle, to Tulip Town in Skagit Valley.
Skagit valley is surrounded by Mount Vernon and Skagit river snakes through it.The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held from April 1-30. Roozengaarde and Tulip Town are two destinations to take the joy in. We approached to Tulip Town. Every spring hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival. The tulips allow people in Skagit valley to share their corner of the world and showcase Skagit Valley agriculture too. The beauty of the flowers truly transcends differences, bringing cultures, ages and diverse lifestyles together to marvel at nature’s creation. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a perfect destination for a day trip.
Tulip Town Windmill is the replica of Holland windmill by the Tulip Town’s owner Tom De Goede. It was designed to pump water from one canal to the next. It is another attraction for visitors apart from the carpet of colorful tulip bulb farm.
Tulip Town Festival has enjoyment for everyone from child to an elderly person. Activities like face painting, postcards & paintings of tulips signed by artists and opportunity to meet them as well, ice-cream and hot snacks, gift galleries, kites to fly in the huge open lush green field, fresh bulbs i.e. tulips to sell and historical description of tulips through paintings keeps you engage for the entire day. Trolley ride too available to enjoy farm. Flying different colors of kites in the sky makes you child again and mesmerizes old memories. A perfect picnic spot to relish beauty, food and relax mind and soul. Indeed a photogenic site to capture various shades of nature under the bright yellow sunshine and blue backdrop.