It’s the second last month of the year & the peak season is about to begin. To avoid the rush & hustle bustle, my family decided to visit Kashmir. We planned a 9 day trip and the ghumakkar in me was just waiting for the journey to start off! ;)
Days flew by and now the trip’s over.We had loads of fun & here in this post I’ll be sharing the best pics of the journey! They are none other than of flowers (tulips, roses etc.) of the very famous gardens of Srinagar i.e. Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Gardens & Chashmashahi etc.
So, without any further delay, let me take you all to a world of the very beautiful flowers.
Meanwhile let me describe some of the famous gardens:
I).Shalimar Bagh: is a Mughal garden linked through a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake, on its right bank located near Srinagar city in the Jammu and Kashmir. Its other names are Shalamar Garden, Shalamar Bagh, Farah Baksh and Faiz Baksh, and the other famous shore line garden in the vicinity is Nishat Bagh. The Bagh was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture. It is now public park.
II). Nishat Bagh: is a Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, close to the Srinagar city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. The largest in size is the Shalimar Bagh, which is also located on the bank of the Dal Lake. ‘Nishat Bagh’ is a Hindustani word, which means “Garden of Joy,” “Garden of Gladness” and “Garden of Delight.”
III).Chashmashahi :- Shah Jehan laid the Chashmashahi or the Royal spring in Srinagar in 1632. Renowned for the spring of refreshing digestive mineral water, this terraced garden has fountains in the middle and houses multiple kinds of fruits and flowers plants. The tall trees of Chinar can also be seen here. The picnic delights and long walks in the gardens, strolling hand in hand with your partner and treating all your five senses with the unforgettable pleasures are just a modest account of the place.
The erstwhile royal observatory, Pari Mahal boasts of a well planned and is just a five-minute drive from Cheshmashahi. The place also houses a Buddhist monastery of the olden times, converted later to a school of astrology by Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. This ancient monument retains a dream-like quality, illuminated at nights and placed on the very edge of a mountain casting its reflection in the waters of the Dal Lake with a well-laid spacious garden in front.
That’s it for this part.Hope you all enjoyed.Next,I’ll be writing about Gulmarg,Phalagam,Sonamarg & Katra.Don’t miss them.
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