If you are fond of savoring the bounties of nature, then you will surely fall in love with the mesmerizing landscapes of Shalimar Bagh—an enchanting garden built by the Mughals. This true masterpiece overlooks the tranquil waters of the Dal Lake and holds the distinction of being the largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir. Laid out under the supervision of Emperor Jahangir in the year 1619, Shalimar Bagh boasts of four terraced lawns, laid out one over the other. The landscapes of this garden are criss-crossed by numerous man-made streams, dotted by fountains and home to many exotic species of flowers and ornamental plants.
Meaning “Hall of Love” in Sanskrit, Shalimar Bagh is an epitome of beauty and love. It was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Nur Jahen and is known for its arched recesses—standing in prominence behind the garden’s many fountains. These recesses were lit up by lamps in the days gone by and gave it a dreamy and majestic look. ShalimarBagh lures tourists from all walks of life and is located at a short driving distance of 15 k, from the heart of Srinagar and the Tourist Reception Centre. The garden sprawls across a large area of 12.40 hectares (30.6 acres).
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