Known for their breathtaking beauty and picture-perfect sceneries, the gardens of Jammu and Kashmir are world-famous. Their surreal beauty captures the hearts of millions and attracts the visitors world-wide. The spectacular Mughal gardens of the state offer mesmerizing scenic beauty. Known for their unique style and form, these gardens are built with extreme perfection.
The major gardens of Jammu and Kashmir state include Shalimar, Nishat, Chashmeshahi, Harwan, Pari Mahal, and Nasim Bagh. Shalimar Bagh was built by emperor Jehnagir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan. Known by the name of Farah Baksh, this exclusively beautiful garden is sprawled over an area of about 98, 098 sq meters. Commonly called "Garden of Love" this picturesque place is worth visiting by the tourists who want to spend some time in recluse. Blessed with abundant natural beauty, this garden is cobbled with several terraces and water bodies.
Nishat garden is another example of the sheer beauty of the Mughal gardens. A home to peaky chinar trees, this garden is located on the banks of lovely Dal Lake. Flanked by Zabarwan mountain ranges, the garden was built by Asaf Khan in 1633. It resembles Shalimar Garden in pattern and design.
Chashmeshahi or "Royal Spring" is one of the smallest Mughal gardens of Jammu and Kashmir. Built by famous ruler Shah Jehan, this garden is abundant in waterfalls, terraces, and fountains. A spring of fresh water also exists and is known to carry medicinal properties. Pari Mahal, yet another picturesque place, is located at a short distance from Chashmeshahi. This well-planned garden was once a Buddhist monastery.
Criss-crossed by a lovely canal, Harwan is a famous garden of Srinagar that is adorned with Chinar trees. Known for its big green lawns, it is a picture-perfect holiday spot for the tourists.
The gardens of Jammu Kashmir are blessed with immense natural beauty; they are the perfect embodiment of the abundant natural splendor of the state.