Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal garden in Srinagar, connected through a channel toward the upper east of Dal Lake. Its different names are Shalimar Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Farah Baksh, and Faiz Baksh, and the different acclaimed shore line garden in the region is Nishat Bagh. The Bagh was worked by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his better half Nur Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is viewed as the high purpose of Mughal cultivation. It is presently an open park. It is likewise called the “Crown of Srinagar”. The Shalimar Bagh is notable for chini khanas, or curved specialties, behind nursery cascades. They are a novel component in the Bagh. These specialties were lit during the evening with oil lights, which gave a fantasy appearance to the cascades. Be that as it may, presently the specialties hold pots of window boxes that mirror their hues behind the falling water.
Another uncommon building highlight referenced is about the entryways of the Baradari. In the nursery complex, the Baradari had four dazzling entryways made of stones upheld by columns. It is guessed that these stone entryways were ruins from old sanctuaries that were annihilated by Shahjahan. The nursery likewise gave enormous water troughs where an assortment of wellsprings was fixed. The nursery is viewed as delightful during the fall and spring seasons because of the shading change in leaves of the celebrated Chinar trees.
Nearby places: Burzahom, Gupta Ganga Temple, Buddhist Monument, Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Harwan Garden, Sheikh Abdullah Tomb, Hazratbal Shrine, etc…
Best Time to visit: The best time to plan a visit to Shalimar Bagh is either during Spring or Autumn Season (mid-February to mid-April and September-October).
How to Reach
- By Air: Srinagar can be come to via air. A portion of the significant carriers like Indian Airlines and Jet Airways work out of Srinagar Airport, interfacing it to urban areas like Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi. After then you have to take a taxi to reach Shalimar garden.
- By Rail: The nearest railroad station to Srinagar lies in Jammu. It is arranged at Jammu Tawi. This is a primary railhead for the district. It interfaces Srinagar to different urban communities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chandigarh. After then you have to take a taxi to reach Shalimar garden.
- By Road: Srinagar is associated with a system of well-looked after streets. It can without much of a stretch be gotten to from Chandigarh, Gulmarg, Jammu, Sonamarg, Delhi, and Pahalgam by means of street. After then you have to take a taxi to reach Shalimar garden.
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