Mughal Gardens, Kashmir

Mughal Gardens in Kashmir is a magnificent display of the Mughal architecture. Three gardens that combine to form the Mughal Gardens include Nishat Bagh, Chashma Shahi and Shalimar Gardens.

Photo by Basharat Alam Shah, CC BY 2.0
  • Nishat Bagh was laid out in 1634 AD. It is situated on the banks of Dal Lake. The garden has twelve terraces and the lowest terrace connects to Daal Lake.
  • Shalimar Bagh garden is considered to belong to 6th century AD but it vanished later. It was during the 16th century, a canal and an embankment were constructed. The main terraces in this garden are five in number. The architectural beauty of Shalimar garden is the best in Kashmir valley.
  • Chashma Shahi was developed in the year 1932 around a spring that emerges from Zabarwan Mountain. The spring water is considered to possess rejuvenating qualities. The high terraces are unique. The beauty of the gardens does not limit itself to offer us visual delight but its enchanting beauty elevates our spirits to a new high.

Built by Mughal emperors, the gardens have cascading fountains, terraced lawns and colorful flowers.

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