The enchanting lure and magnificence of Pari Mahal, Srinagar make it a place worth visiting. The literal translation of the words Pari Mahal is the “Palace of the Fairies” and it attracts tourists with its very meaning and historical significance alike. Situated above the beautifully landscaped environs of the Chashme Shahi Gardens, Pari Mahal makes it to the list of “must see” locations in Kashmir.
A short drive away from Chashme Shahi Gardens brings you to the spur of Zaberwan Hills—where lies the six massive terraces and appealing structure of the famous Pari Mahal (oft referred to as the Quntilon). Boasting of mesmerizing views, this ancient Mughal monument showcases the architectural brilliance and fervor of the medieval times. Pari Mahal is surrounded by a beautiful and vast garden that behaves as a picnic spot and is a popular sightseeing point for all visitors.
This beautiful palace was commissioned by Dara Shikoh—a Mughal prince. It was originally intended to act as a serene retreat and place of relaxation for Sufi scholars. Most visitors taking a walk through Chashme Shahi Gardens love to visit the beautiful locales of Pari Mahal. A must see indeed!