Shalimar Garden

Shalimar Bagh, sitting on the eastern bank of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, is a masterpiece of Mughal garden design. Built by Emperor Jahangir in 1619 for his beloved wife, Nur Jahan, the garden is a testament to their enduring love and the opulence of the Mughal era. Its name, "Shalimar," translates to "Abode of Love," reflecting the romantic sentiment behind its creation. Spread across three terraces, each representing a different style of garden design, Shalimar Bagh exudes serenity and grandeur. The uppermost terrace, known as the Diwan-e-Aam or Public Audience Hall, features a central pavilion flanked by lush greenery and cascading fountains. The middle terrace, or the Diwan-e-Khas or Private Audience Hall, is adorned with intricately carved marble pavilions and reflecting pools, offering a tranquil retreat for the emperor and his court. The lowest terrace, called the Aram Bagh or Garden of Relaxation, is a haven of tranquility, with shaded pathways, vibrant flower beds, and flowing water channels. Today, it stands as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a beloved destination for visitors seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty and history of Kashmir's Mughal heritage. As you wander through its green corridors and bask in the beauty of its fountains and flora, you can't help but feel the echoes of centuries past, where emperors and empresses once walked hand in hand, amidst the timeless splendor of Shalimar Bagh.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to October
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 24 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Srinagar which is 25 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: It is 14 kms away from the main town of Srinagar.
  • Travel Tips: Stroll through the garden, picnicking, relaxation and photography.
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