Shalimar Bagh is one of the most serene and exquisite places to visit in Kashmir

How to Reach Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar

The lush green terraced lawns of Shalimar Bagh in Kashmir are a true delight to the eyes.
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How to Reach Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar

Located on the shores of Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh never fails to allure the tourists with its magical charm and intricate surroundings. The Garden was built by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan. It is also widely known the Faiz Baksh, Farah Baksh, and Shalamar Garden. Shalimar Bagh is the perfect exemplar of Mughal’s skill in the field of horticulture.

Spread in the area of 31 acres, Shalimar Bagh is a place that you should definitely visit in Srinagar. The best time to visit Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar is between the months of February and March. You can also visit the Garden during autumn or spring to explore the beauty and serenity of this place. The Shalimar Bagh Srinagar timings are 10:00 am to 3:30 pm and the fees for Shalimar Bagh is Rs 10.

In case you are wondering how to reach Shalimar Bagh Srinagar, then you would be happy to know that the place is easily accessible through roadways. You can also reach the place by using public transport like bus as Shalimar Bus Station is quite close to the garden and is located at the distance of 650 meters and it will take hardly ten minutes to reach the garden from the bus stand.

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Chandigarh to SrinagarN/A1.2 hours11.0 hours12.0 hoursN/A
New Delhi to SrinagarN/A1.2 hours15.0 hours7.0 hoursN/A
Kolkata to SrinagarN/A4.0 hours52.0 hours37.0 hoursN/A
Mumbai to SrinagarN/A4.0 hours48.0 hours36.0 hoursN/A
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The Shalimar Bagh is closed on every Monday, so plan accordingly.

You can expect to see a lot of lush greenery, including Chinar trees, fountains, small water bodies, flowering shrubs and plants, as well as shaded walkways spread across nearly 31 acres.

Mughal Emperor Jahangir constructed Shalimar Bagh in order to impress Nur Jahan, his wife. It was set up in the year 1619, and used to be referred to as the 'Farah Baksh' (The Delightful).

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