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Pari Mahal

The erstwhile residence of Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Emperor Shah Jahan, Pari Mahal or Peer Mahal is among the most tourist attractions in Srinagar. Nestled in the lap of the mighty Zabarwan mountain range, Pari Mahal is a majestic seven terraced garden overlooking the southwest part of the Dal Lake.

This is a perfect example of the art and architecture of the Mughal era. This royal palace houses a library and observatory for teaching astronomy and astrology. This Mughal Garden is a perfect delight for nature lovers and peace seekers. Tourists can rejuvenate and relax amidst the serene environs of this tranquil place. The grandeur of the monument can leave anyone awe-struck and offer glimpses of the rich history and heritage of the region.

Keep reading to know more about Pari Mahal Srinagar

  • Location: Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir
  • Type of Destination: Sightseeing
  • Opening Hours of Pari Mahal: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Entry Fees of Pari Mahal: INR 10 per person
  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours

How to reach Pari Mahal

Located in the heart of Srinagar, Pari Mahal is easily accessible from all over the city including the airport and bus stand. The nearest airport is Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport, which is situated at 20 km and is well-connected from the major cities and states of the country by direct and connecting flights. Tourists can hire a private cab or shared taxi from the airport and bus stand to reach Pari Mahal.

Best time to visit Pari Mahal

Tourists can visit here throughout the year as the region enjoys pleasant weather all year round. However, April to October is the best time to visit Pari Mahal when the weather is suitable for a comfortable sightseeing tour. The garden blooms with a variety of flowers amidst a serene environment are some of the things that make the visit memorable. During the daytime, the temperature remains balmy and salubrious, which makes the excursion for families, kids, and couples enjoyable.

Major Highlights of Chashme Shahi

  • This is an erstwhile residence of Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of the Shah Jahan.
  • There is a library and observatory in the complex for teaching observatory and astronomy.
  • From the palace, one can witness the mesmerizing view of the city and admire the majestic beauty of the surroundings.
  • There is a small spring with beautiful flowers and a well-groomed garden around the palace that enhances the beauty of this place.

Places to visit near Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal is located in the proximity of several other famous tourist attractions in the city, which one should add to their Srinagar itinerary to make their tour memorable. Some of the famous spots in Srinagar near Pari Mahal are:

  • Chashme Shahi
  • Hazratbal Shrine
  • Shalimar Bagh
  • Dal Lake
  • Hari Parbat
  • Tulip Garden
  • Lal Bazar
  • Anchar Lake
  • Nishat Bagh
  • Wular Lake

Hotels to Stay near Pari Mahal

Srinagar houses a plethora of accommodation options to stay near the Pari Mahal. To cater to a wide range of travelers from leisure to budget-friendly tourists, this city provides the best hotels and resorts to make their stay comfortable.  Take a look at the list of places to stay near Pari Mahal: 

  • Centaur Lake View Hotel
  • Green Meadow Hill Side
  • Hotel Grand Boulevard
  • Kashmir Mahal Resort
  • Hotel Grand Mahal
  • Hotel Royal Savoy
  •  Fortune Resort Heevan
  • Taj Palace Houseboat
  • Paradise Gateway

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