Pari Mahal

  • imageSrinagar
  • Jammu & Kashmir

About Pari Mahal in Srinagar, Kashmir

Nestled in the Zabarwan Mountain, Pari Mahal is amongst the top tourist places to visit in Srinagar. Once the resident of Dara Shikoh, the Mughal Prince in 1600s, Pari Mahal or the Abode of Fairies is adorned with a seven-terraced garden that has a variety of flowering plants, trees, and shrubs for the visitors to see.

The palace that was built to be used as a residence and a library for Dara Shikoh was further used as an observatory to teach astronomy and astrology. In the night, the entire mahal gleams with light and its reflection can be seen on Dal Lake. Dara Sikoh is said to have dedicated this garden to his Sufi teacher, Mullah Shah.

History of Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal is believed to have been constructed in the 1600s. Dara Shikoh is said to have lived in this place in the years 1640, 1645, and 1654.

Best Time to Visit Pari Mahal

From April to October is the best time to visit Pari Mahal as during this time the weather is pleasant for sightseeing.

Things to Know Before Visiting Pari Mahal

  • Carry an identity proof when visiting Pari Mahal, you can be asked for it.
  • The monument is in ruins, so it is advised to practise cautions on stairs and boundary walls on different storeys.

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