One of the most famous garden in Kashmir valley, Shalimar garden is situated on the shores of serene Dal Lake. The word ‘Shalimar’ itself defines the reason of its construction which indicates ‘abode of love’. Therefore, the ‘house of Love’ was built by Mughal Emperor Jehangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan, around 400 years back. The lush green and well-maintained Garden of Srinagar designed with terrace lawns, fountain pools and flower beds combined with mighty chinar trees and pavilions. The interior of Shalimar Bagh contain four terraces in which the top most terraces was originally reserved for the royal ladies and is considered to be the most beautiful section.
During autumn and spring season the picturesque surrounding of the ‘Bagh’ looks amazing as the Chinar trees change their color from green to orange. Shalimar Bagh is also popular with different names- Shalamar Garden, Shalamar Bagh, Farah Baksh and Faiz Baksh etc.
Timing - The Garden is open on all the days of the week except Friday, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. The duration of the visit is generally 2-3 hours and the entry charges are INR 10.