Monday, January 23, 2012

Shalimar Gardens in Srinagar

Previously, I posted about the Shalimar Gardens of Lahore.  These are located in Pakistan.  The gardens I write about today, are located in a city called Srinagar, located near Dal Lake, India.
The Shalimar gardens were laid out in 1616 by Emperor Jahangir, while he was founding the city of Srinagar. They were a gift for his wife, Nur Jahan.

They cover nearly twenty acres, and feature fountains, shaded trees, and gorgeous flowers that are in bloom during the spring and fall months.
If you happen to visit the gardens any time from May to October, be sure to stick around for the sound and light show that's put on every evening.  It's simply spectacular!


2 comments:

  1. Shalimar garden is a most gorgeous place in Pakistan and have a long history behind. It is constructed by Jahangir in their emperor i suggest you to visit here and see this garden and its beauty by getting cheap flights to Pakistan because it gave fare rates to visit Pakistan.

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