Mughal Gardens The landscaped Mughal Gardens, developed by the rulers of the Mughal dynasty, make you fall in love with their beauty. They consist of mainly the following three gardens:
Shalimar Garden .
Chashmashahi is the smallest of the three Mughal gardens of Kashmir. Meaning Royal Spring, this garden measures 108 m by 38 m and is above the Nehru Memorial Park. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan set up the Kashmir Chashma Shahi Mughal Gardens in 1632 AD. The garden is quite famous for spring of energizing digestive mineral water inside it. Chasma Shahi Garden of Kashmir, India, offers a striking view of the scenic Dal Lake and the neighboring mountains. The garden has a number of terraces, with several fountains built right through its center.
Apart from the three terraces and fountains, the other attractions of Chashmashahi include an aqueduct and some waterfalls. The water for the fountains comes from the spring. This water then goes through the floor of the pavilion and falls over to the lower terrace, over a polished black stone chute. Also, a number of fruits, flowers and chinar trees grow in the garden, adding to its appeal. Near the garden is a small shrine, the Chasma Sahibi with a fresh water spring. The Chashmashahi garden is amongst the few others that charge an entrance fee. Recently, a number of extensions were made to the garden .
Nishat garden is the largest one of the Mughal gardens in Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake. Also known as "the garden of bliss", the Nishat gardens have the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop. Asaf Khan, the brother of Nur Jahan, designed the Kashmir Nishat Bagh in 1633 AD. Within the garden are ruins of some of the buildings dating back to the Mughal period. One of them is a double story pavilion enclosed on two sides with latticed windows. There is also a small spring behind the garden, known as Gopi Tirth. It is a source of supply of crystal clear water to the garden.
Nishat Bagh of Kashmir, India, offers a splendid view of the Dal Lake as well as the snow capped Pir Panjal mountain range. The garden has terraces, each representing a different Zodiac sign. There is also a beautiful water channel flowing right in the middle of the garden. Other attractions of the Nishat garden of Kashmir include its blooming flowerbeds, trees, fountains, etc. You can also take a shikara ride at the Nehru Park from the garden. A famous picnic spot, Nishat Bagh also offers shopping facilities to its visitors. There are a number of shopping stalls situated opposite the garden.
Emperor Jehangir got the Shalimar Garden built for his wife Nur Jahan in 1616. A second garden Faiz Baksh, (The Bountiful) was added to it later during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658). Covering an area of approximately 539 m by 182 m, the Shalimar garden offers an amazing view over the other gardens, lakes and shallow terraces. Also known as the "garden of love", the Shalimar Mughal Gardens has four terraces, rising one above the other. The fourth terrace of the garden was, at one point of time, reserved for royal ladies. There is also a canal lined with polished stones running through the center of the Shalimar Bagh. The canal is responsible for supplying water to the garden from Harwan.
The top terrace of the Shalimar garden was reserved for the Mughal Emperor and the royal ladies of the court. In fact, the top terrace was the most wonderful one out of all the terraces. The terrace has a tank with a black stone pavilion in its middle. The pavilion, which once served as a banquet hall, is supported by fluted pillars made up of black marble. Other attractions of the Shalimar Bagh of Kashmir include a number of fountains, shaded trees and innumerable varieties of flowers that blossom in spring and autumn. Last but not the least, a light and sound show organized in the garden every evening, during the period of May to October, is simply superb.
Srinagar the land of lakes is Situated at an altitude of 1730 m above sea level, Srinagar boasts of being the summer capital of the state of J&K .Thriving on both the sides of River Jhelum, Srinagar is located in the western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. With its unparalleled wonders, the city is famous for its lakes and the charming. rows of houseboats floating on them and Mughal gardens ...
Gurkha Houseboats Nature's most generous statement was made in the creation of Kashmir (India). Cradled in the lap of the imposing Himalayas are the most extravagantly gorgeous valleys and lakes ringed by flowering trees. Gurkha Houseboat in Nagin Lake, are Welcomheritage's houseboats, each designed and appointed to satisfy the most elegant and extravagant tastes in luxury lifestyles.
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Nature's most generous statement was made in the creation of Kashmir (India). Cradled in the lap of the imposing Himalayas are the most extravagantly gorgeous valleys and lakes ringed by flowering trees. Gurkha Houseboat in Nagin Lake, are Welcomheritage's houseboats, each designed and appointed to satisfy the most elegant and extravagant tastes in luxury lifestyles.
The Royal Springs Golf Club The Royal Springs Golf Club located in Srinagar ( Jammu & Kashmir ) Carved out from the erstwhile Dr. Salim Ali City Forest on the foothills of the Zabarvan Hills overlooking the Dal Lake,
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The Royal Springs Golf Club located in Srinagar ( Jammu & Kashmir ) Carved out from the erstwhile Dr. Salim Ali City Forest on the foothills of the Zabarvan Hills overlooking the Dal Lake,
Jamal Resorts Jamal Resort located in Srinagar ( Jammu & Kashmir) , A 5 minute walk into the enchanting world of Nishat Garden and Dal Shikara rides
Best Price: Rs.5500 per day
Jamal Resort located in Srinagar ( Jammu & Kashmir) , A 5 minute walk into the enchanting world of Nishat Garden and Dal Shikara rides
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