Shalimar Garden

Shalimar Bagh, the pinnacle of the Mughal horticulture in Kashmir, is 15 kms from the Srinagar city centre located majestically on the right bank of Dal Lake. The garden with sweeping vistas and artfully laid out terraces was built by Mughal emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jehan in 1619.

Harwan Garden

Harwan village is located on the hillside. This place is famous for some remarkable remains of ancient ornamented tile pavements of the Buddhist era. It is believed that the fourth Buddhist council was held here under the patronage of Kaniska.


The early bloom of flowers on Almond trees in the sprawling historic Badamwari garden in Shahr-e-Khaas has become a source of attraction for nature lovers and tourists, alike. Situated on foothills of Koh-e-Maran, the 300 kanals garden was dotted with trees, flowers and cascades providing a soothing experience to the visitors.


Pari Mahal or the abode of fairies sits majestically upon the slopes of Zabarwan mountain range west of Chashma Shahi, around five kilometers from the Srinagar city centre. It is a garden palace and its construction in mid- 1600s is ascribed to Dara Shikoh, the son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who used to study astrology and astronomy here.

Tulip Garden

INDIRA GANDHI MEMORIAL TULIP GARDEN in Kashmir is Asia's largest tulips garden. The tulip garden, formerly known as Siraj Bagh , is located at the foothills of Zabarwan mountains and on the banks of Dal lake. The major attraction here is the large variety of Tulips found in thousands of numbers. There are over 60 varieties of early, mid and late blooming tulips. Department of Tourism organises “Tulip festival ”every year.


Chashma Shahi or the Royal Spring dots the slanting slopes of the Zabarwan Range, near Rajbhawan (Governor‘s house) in the outskirts of Srinagar at a distance of nine kilometers from the city centre. It is the smallest yet the more enchanting of the Mughal gardens of Srinagar perched half way on the Dal side.

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