Nishat Garden

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About Nishat Garden in Srinagar, Kashmir

Popularly known as the ‘Garden of Bliss’, the Nishat Garden or Nishat Bagh, is the second-largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir Valley, after Shalimar Bagh and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Srinagar.

The beautiful garden is on the eastern side of the picturesque Dal Lake and is situated against the backdrop of the magnificent Zabarwan Mountains. This surreal garden is a place of sheer delight for nature lovers, family vacationers as well as romantic couples as it offers them spectacular views and a memorable experience.

History of Nishat Bag

Nishat Bagh was designed by Asaf Khan, the elder brother of Nur Jahan, in 1633 AD. It is believed that Emperor Shah Jahan on witnessing the grandeur and beauty of the Nishat Bagh, was so impressed and awestruck that he expressed his gratitude to Asaf Khan three times.

Architecture of Nishat Bag

Like all the Mughal Gardens, the design and layout of the Nishant Bagh is largely influenced by Persian architecture. It has a beautiful water channel flowing through the middle, which further adds to the romantic charm of the garden. Nishat Bagh is famous for its 12 terraces decorated with beautiful flowers like roses and lilies with each terrace representing a zodiac sign.

Visiting Hours

Nishat Garden is open between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Entry Fee

The entry fee for Nishat Garden is INR 10.

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