Located in the state of Haryana, the Pinjore Mughal Garden belong to the times of the Mughal Emperors. The whole architecture and plantations of the garden was designed by Nawab Fidai Khan, a Mughal Emperor of the olden times. Laid down in the 17th century, these gardens are also known as the Yadavindra Gardens.
The exact location of the gardens is described as the foothills of the Shivalik ranges. The charm of the Pinjore Mughal Gardens is quite exotic and unmatched. This is the only remaining Mughal Garden in the country. As mentioned, the gardens were designed and built under the guidance and supervision of the great architect Nawab Fidai Khan, who was also a cousin of Aurangzeb, the renowned Mughal Emperor. The same Nawab had designed the Badshahi Mosque at Lahore in Pakistan. The idea of converting the raw and wild beauty of a valley into a beautiful garden struck the architect of repute, the Nawab, when he came across this place during one of his tours as a Governor of the Province. This was where the present pinjore mughal gardens are situated. The garden was planned by the Nawab in a classical pattern, representing the Charbaugs and a central water way running along the lane of stroll. The garden possesses an enviable entrance, with Minar like structures that was used to build the entrance of the palace and forts. There are patches of lush green grass and small plants, which give out flowers of stupendous colors, running along the left and right sides of the stroll lanes. There are taller trees like the palms, magnolia, and the cypress.
There is a fountain situated at a height, further, in the gardens, and it is surrounded by an artificial water reservoir, smaller than a pond. But, we’ll call it a pond for now. When the evening arrives, the fountain is turned on and the majestic water sprinkles upwards and plunges with smoky chasm in the pond.
After the Nawab fled away from this place, the later rulers, like Raja of Sirmaur, Maharaja Amar Singh of Patiala, and so on, kept the maintenance and restoration of the beauty of the pinjore mughal gardens running. Later, when Haryana was isolated as a self- governing state, the gardens fell into the hands of the Haryana Government and since then, they have become a place of must visit and immense tourist attraction in Haryana.
The Pinjore Mughal Gardens are just 22 km from Chandigarh main city and 14 km from Panchkula, while it is 270 km away from Delhi.