Srinagar is home to some of the most beautiful Mughal Gardens in India. Besides being perfect representations of Persian influenced Mughal architecture in its prime, Mughal Garden Srinagar are known for their exceptional beauty owing to their spectacular mountainous natural settings which remain unparalleled in all of India.
Traditional Mughal Gardens
One of the main elements of these gardens is running water and a pool that would reflect the magnificence of the sky and the garden. Different varieties of trees providing shade, fruit and flowers, a plethora of colorful wild grass, a mild zephyr and birds chirping all around made the gardens a very relaxing spot.
The Mughal Gardens in Srinagar owe their magnificence and unparalleled heights of perfection to the Mughal Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, both of whom had an unwavering affection for the region. Srinagar houses several picturesque Mughal Gardens that not only demonstrate the excellent engineering skills of the Mughals but also provide splendid views of the Dal Lake and other key landmarks.
This is the largest Mughal Garden in India, located on the banks of the Dal Lake in Srinagar. It is best visited during the Autumn and Spring seasons.
Also on the banks of the Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh is one of the most beautiful terraced Mughal Gardens in Srinagar. It is often fondly referred to as The Garden of Gladness and offers magnificent views of the Zabarwan and Pir Panjal mountain ranges.
Overlooking the Srinagar city from the top of the Zabarwan mountain range, this is a beautiful seven terraced garden that does not contain any water channels and cascades like the other gardens. Instead, a system of underground pipes feeds the water tanks.
This beautiful garden is built around a freshwater spring in the Zabarwan mountain range. Located along the banks of the Dal Lake, this charming garden also boasts of terraces, a water pool and a large fountain.