Ottawa - the capital of Canada - a nicely landscaped city.
There is an annual Tulip festival (http://www.tulipfestival.ca/) each summer at Ottawa and this one being my first summer in North America - I decided to give it a visit. Wend along with Haresh, Amol, Aditi & Junior Arnav...
The history behind this festival goes like this:
Some princess of Netherlands gave a gift of 100,000 tulips to Ottawa since this was the city that offered shelter to the royal family during WWII. Since then it has become a sign of international friendship between the two countries and the also the world's largest Tulip festival that brings in more than $50 Mn to the Canadian economy each year !
The city has a charm in its greenery and the thoroughly thought of landscaping.. And since we were travelling with our favorite tour operator 'Wonder Travels' (http://www.wondertravel.net/) - we also were taken to the parliament building, and a museum apart from the festival.
The colours at the Tulip festival were indeed really vibrant and these photographs below are testimony to that...
All in all, a nice short one day outing !!
Lets see what next !!