Constructed by Shah Jahan’s son Dara Shikoh in the year 1650, Pari Mahal is a beautiful work of architecture. It was named after Dara Shukoh’s wife Nadira Begum, who was also called as Pari Begum. Situated at the top of Mountain Zabarwan, the six-terraced garden overlooks Srinagar.
The 17th century construction bears a strong influence of Mughal architecture. A nearby spring serves as water source for this garden. Pari Mahal was used as an observatory by the prince whose was interested in astronomy. Being illuminated at nights, the garden offers a stunning view from various places in the city of Srinagar.