Shalimar Bagh is an imperial Mughal Garden that lies along the correct bank of Dal Lake in Srinagar. Spread over an aggregate region of 31 sections of land, it is the biggest among the three Mughal Gardens in the city. The name of this garden actually signifies ‘habitation adore’, which is bolstered by the way that it was worked by Emperor Jahangir for his cherishing spouse Nur Jahan. Laid in 1619, this garden was initially named Farah Baksh that implies delightful on interpretation.
The engineering and finishing of this garden draws motivation from the Persian Chahar Bagh. It is isolated into three terraced divides, each filling an alternate need. The external bit of the garden is named Diwan-I-Aam that was available to open, while the focal part named Diwan-I-Khas was solely for the ruler. Its highest part was intended for ladies having a place with the imperial family. The garden is enveloped by tall trees of chinar and is dabbed with bright blossoms. A wonderful trench with cleaned stones goes through the focal point of this garden and adds to its excellence.
The features of Shalimar Bagh are chini khanas, which are carefully composed angled specialties put behind waterfalls. Amid time long past circumstances, these chini khanas were lit with oil lights that made a shocking impact. In show times, these specialties are embellished with window boxes that make an appealing visual impact. From May to October – the pinnacle vacationer season – a light and sound show is sorted out here amid the night.