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About Shalimar Bagh

Shalimar Bagh is located to the northeast of the Dal Lake. It was built by Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor for his beloved wife 1619. The garden has a splendid Mughal architecture. The layout has is a fine specimen of elaborate architecture. On the first terrace, lies the public garden which is also known as “Diwan-e-Aam”. The second terrace called Diwan-e-Khas is open for the guests and visitors. A total of 410 fountains are located in both the Diwan-e-khas and Diwan-e-Aam. The gushing water of the fountains presents an amazing sight. The Shalimar bagh has stunning arches which are also known as Chini khanas. These arches were lighted with oil lamps. The wonderful oil lamps present a majestic sight. As of today, the niches contain flower pots with radiant flowers. The aura of the garden appears wonderful with radiant flowers and fragrant smells. The garden has exquisite stone doors which are specimens of fine architecture. You will find an influence of Persian architecture in the garden. The garden was connected to the Dal Lake. The lush green landscapes have tall chinar and willow trees. You will be impressed by the stunning beauty of the garden. Make sure you visit the Shalimar Bagh when visiting Srinagar.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Anytime
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee INR 10
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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