Terraced gardens, floral beds, fascinating fountains distinguish the parks and gardens of Kashmir from other places. The Mughal Gardens in Kashmir is one of the major tourist attractions of Kashmir. Shalimar Garden is one of the most beautiful Mughal Gardens in Kashmir which was built 400 years ago.
Located on the shores of Dal Lake, this beautifully terraced garden Shalimar Garden adds to the beauty of Kashmir. Well planned and well laid out Shalimar Garden is one of the major tourist attractions in Srinagar. Shallow terraces, sweeping vistas this garden is 539m by 182m which has 4 terraces. Intersected by rippling streams that waters the garden it is remarkably beautiful. The topmost terrace of the garden was originally reserved for the royal ladies.
During autumn and spring the Shalimar Garden presents a vast array and rich variety of colorful flowers that makes it a wonderful sight. Tourists from different parts of the world come here to watch the colorful blossoms adorn the garden.
History of Shalimar Garden: Built by Emperor Jehangir, this Mughal Garden was dedicated to Jehangir's wife Noor Jehan.
How to Reach Shalimar Garden in Srinagar: The Shalimar Garden is just 11kms from the district headquarters of Srinagar.
Nearest Airport: Srinagar Airport is the best option to visit Shalimar Garden by taking 15 minute drive from airport.
Nearest Railhead: Jammu Railway Station is the nearest railhead which is 305km from Srinagar.
Roadways: Srinagar is interconnected with good number of roadways to the rest of the city.