Shalimar Bagh

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  • Jammu & Kashmir

About Shalimar Garden in Srinagar, Kashmir

Set on the shores of the pristine Dal Lake, the Shalimar Bagh is the largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir valley and thus is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Srinagar. Covering an area of 31 acres, this garden once served as the favourite summer destination of Emperor Jahangir and his court. This beautiful masterpiece also popularly known as the 'house of love' was originally called ‘Farah Baksh’, which literally translates to 'delightful'.

Encircled by tall trees of Chinar and many colourful flowers, the Shalimar Bagh presents tourists with a serene environment. It also boasts a beautifully designed canal that runs through the center of the garden, further enhancing its charm.

The main attractions of the Shalimar Bagh are the 'Chini Khanas'. Oil lamps were lighted at night at these 'Chini Khanas' which created a dazzling sight. In present times, however, these 'khanas' are adorned with flower pots which are also visually delightful.

Architecture of Shalimar Bagh

The design of the garden draws inspiration from the Persian ‘Char Bagh’. Divided into three terraces with each serving a unique purpose, the Shalimar Bagh is quite an interesting place to see in Srinagar.

The outer portion of the garden was open to the public and was called ‘Diwan- i-Aam’ while the central portion, called the ‘Diwan-i-Khas’, remained exclusively reserved for the king and his court.

Best Time to Visit Shalimar Garden

Visit Shalimar Bagh during the peak season, from May to October when the weather is salubrious. The visitors can also witness the exhilarating light and sound show.

Shalimar Garden Visiting Timings

The park is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for the visitors everyday.

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