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Mughal Gardens of Nishat and Shalimar

Persian gardens at Lake Dal

Petr Liška
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Mughal Gardens of Nishat and Shalimar
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In the heart of Kashmir, near the town of Srinagar and Lake Dal, you will also find two famous Persian-style gardens, Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh, built during the Mughal Empire. These are really picturesque places worth visiting

Nishat Garden
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Nishat Garden

Nishat Garden is located directly at the eastern end of Dal Lake. It is about nine kilometers by road from the city center. The garden will amaze you with its vastness right at the entrance.

The center of the Nishat Garden

As with all Persian gardens, there is one fountain after another in the center. Basically, a small river flows through it. Nishat Garden is right on the lake, so there is a nice view from the higher terraces.

The center of the Nishat Garden
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Endless flower beds

Parallel to the river in the middle, there are other paths with endless beds of blooming flowers.

Endless flower beds
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Ridge of the mountains behind the garden

Not far from the lake rises a mountain ridge with heights of about 2500 meters above sea level. On Kashmir conditions complete mini mountains

Ridge of the mountains behind the garden
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Shalimar Garden

Three kilometers away is another Mughal garden – Shalimar

Shalimar Garden
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In the garden of Shalimar

Shalimar Garden is a bit bigger and we liked it, maybe thanks to the beautiful trees

In the garden of Shalimar
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Mountains from Shalimar Garden

From the Shalimar Garden there is a completely different view of the mountains. But for a nice photo, it's more in the afternoon than in the morning when we were here.

Mountains from Shalimar Garden
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Refreshment

Entry into the water is not forbidden, so whoever wants to refresh can

Refreshment
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Relax in the garden

Gardens are one of the few places in India where there are no piles of rubbish on the ground.

Relax in the garden
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