Nishat Garden

Nishat Garden is a serene refuge surrounded by stunning Srinagar scenery that attracts guests with its natural beauty and old world charm. This charming garden, which was established in 1633 by Asif Khan, the brother of the Mughal Empress Nur Jahan, is evidence of Kashmir's rich cultural legacy. It is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. Nishat Garden is an oasis of peace from the bustle of the city, with its 12 terraced lawns, colourful flower beds, and stately chinar trees. The garden's distinctive Persian-style layout features elaborate water channels and bubbling fountains that heighten its appeal. The relationship between Nishat Garden and the well-known Mughal Emperor Jahangir, who was known to visit the garden during his reign, is an intriguing fact about the garden. He was reportedly so taken by its beauty that he gave it the name "Nishat Bagh," which translates to "Garden of Joy." Emperor Shah Jahan, upon seeing Nishat Garden's beauty in 1633, hoped his father-in-law Asif Khan would gift it to him. When this didn't happen, Shah Jahan, jealous, cut off the water supply, leaving the garden deserted. Asif Khan's servant secretly restored the water, fearing Shah Jahan's wrath. Surprisingly, Shah Jahan admired the servant's loyalty and restored the water rights to Asif Khan. The garden holds Mughal Princess Zuhra Begum's tomb, adding to its historical significance. Take a leisurely stroll along the garden's paths, take in the peace and quiet of the surroundings, or have a relaxed picnic with your significant other. In the midst of Kashmir's breathtaking natural beauty, Nishat Garden offers an amazing experience for anyone looking for a quiet getaway, nature lover, or history buff.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to October
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 20 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Srinagar which is 22 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: It is 13 kms away from the main town of Srinagar.
  • Travel Tips: Picnicking, shopping and eating, strolling, appreciating the architecture and photography.
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