Achabal, located 58 km away from the scenic district of Srinagar, is easily accessible via Anantnag. The mesmerizing locales of Achabal had attracted the attention of Mughal Empress Nur Jehan (Queen of emperor Jehangir and one of the most charismatic and impressive empresses that ruled India) and had served as a pleasure treat for her royal holidays. The beautiful region of Achabal rests at an elevation of 1,677 m and offers plenty of visual treats for the eyes. Tourists from all across the world come to visit its Mughal Gardens-one of the most beautiful in India. Achabal is steeped in history and speaks volumes of the reign of Mughal rulers in India.
The Kashmir Valley is dotted with palaces and gardens that boast of relics belonging to the glorious rule of the Mughals. Achabal is one such place. Its rich architectural heritage and mesmerizing locations transform it into an alluring weekend getaway near Srinagar.
The Mughal Garden of Achabal is built along the lines of the Persian style of landscaping and reminds tourists of the opulence of the Mughal era. In summers, this garden is in full bloom and offers a riot of colors. Well known for it’s exquisitely designed fountains, rows of flower beds and sparkling waters gushing in small streams criss-crossing its mesmerizing environs; this garden is laid alongside a hill flush with Chinar trees. These towering trees add a touch of regality to the beautiful and stately Mughal Gardens of Achabal. Best visited during the autumnal months, when the Chinar trees turn a flaming red, Achabal is a must visit for all nature lovers and tourists alike.