These Beautiful Gardens Are Places You Must Visit In Srinagar

Kashmir comprises many tourist attractions, adventurous activities, and breathtaking gardens tourists like to visit. Here are some places to visit in Srinagar and Anantnag that you should not miss
Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal garden built on Dal Lake, Srinagar
Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal garden built on Dal Lake, SrinagarShutterstock

Gardens are an essential part of a sightseeing tour in Jammu and Kashmir. There are many beautiful gardens in the union territory, from Mughal Gardens to Tulip Garden in Srinagar, Bagh-e-Bahu in Jammu, Botanical Garden in Kokernag, and more.

This list will guide you to the most stunning gardens in the Kashmir Valley. Bookmark these places to visit in Srinagar and Anantnag for your next Kashmir trip.

Achabal Garden, Anantnag

Achabal Garden, one of Anantnag's most beautiful and graceful tourist attractions, is popularly known as 'The Prince's Places.' This enchanting garden defines the most delicate masterpiece of Mughal-style gardens in India. You must tour Achabal Garden during the autumn season when Chinar trees turn red and provide a picturesque image you will not forget.

Chashma Shahi Garden, Srinagar 

Chashma Shahi Garden
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One of Kashmir's most magnificent Mughal gardens, Chashma Shahi, is situated at the base of the Zabarwan Mountains. A large fountain in the middle and a pool surrounded by thick vegetation provide a beautiful view of the garden. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the garden in 1632. Everyone enjoys the pleasant view of the glistening Dal Lake beside this garden.

Verinag Mughal Garden, Anantnag 

Verinag Mughal Garden
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One of the most popular tourist locations is the Verinag Mughal Garden, sometimes referred to as the Gateway of Kashmir, located at the foothills of the Pir-Panjal Mountains. The beautiful ancient Chinar trees stand among verdant meadows and provide wonderful vistas for anyone to enjoy. The Verinag Spring, which is a source of the Jhelum River and is encircled by an arcade, is the main tourist attraction of this location.

Badamwari Garden, Srinagar

Badamwari Garden
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A popular tourist destination is Badamwari Garden, located on the slopes of Koh-e-Maran. A grand dome in the middle of the park appears even more lovely in spring when it is in full bloom. Amid nature, visitors may enjoy quality time with their loved ones and friends. The garden, where you may get the perfect picture for your photos, is well regarded for its scenic splendour. You should schedule your visit to this garden during April when the almond buds abound.

Pari Mahal, Srinagar

Pari Mahal
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Pari Mahal Park, a seven-tiered garden in Srinagar, is also known as "The Palace of Fairies." The main attractions include the fountain and a picturesque view of Dal Lake. 

Naseem Bagh, Srinagar

Naseem Bagh
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You will appreciate the magnificent Chinar trees in Nasim Bagh, one of the oldest Mughal gardens in Kashmir. It is located 8 kilometres from Srinagar. The trees, Dal Lake, and mountain peaks in the background together make this an unforgettable scene.

Getting there

Satwari Airport offers domestic flights to and from the city to various places in India. Jammu Tawi Junction is a major railway station connecting to various cities. National Highway 44 (NH-44) provides a smooth road journey accessible from different parts of India.

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