Chashme Shahi

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  • Jammu & Kashmir

About Chashme Shahi in Srinagar, Kashmir

Primarily famous for its natural spring, Chashme Shahi Garden is part of the Mughal Gardens, and is a must-see in Srinagar. The natural spring in this top attraction in Srinagar catches the eyes of the tourists. Believed to have been discovered by great female saint of Kashmir, Rupa Bhawani, the spring got its name from her clan and was originally called 'Chashme Sahibi'.

Tourists visit this attraction in Srinagar to drink the water from the spring which is believed to have medicinal properties. It is to be noted, even in the peak summer season, the water from the spring is always cold.

History of Chashme Shahi

Commissioned by Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan for his elder son, Dara Shikoh, Chashme Shahi was built by his governor Ali Mardan in 1632.

Architecture of Chashme Shahi

Chashme Shahi is a three-terraced garden through which flows the water of the natural spring. On the top terrace of the garden, a double storey hut is built which is believed to be the origin source of the water.

The gardens have the Persian/Iranian influence in its architecture and well-manicured offering a visual treat to the visitors.

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Best Time to Visit Chashme Shahi


From April to October is the best time to visit Chashme Shahi. During this time of the year, the weather is suitable for sightseeing.

Visiting Timings

Chashme Shahi can be visited between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.