Srinagar is the largest city in Jammu and Kashmir district. It is the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, also the summer capital of it. It is located on the banks of the Jhelum River in the Kashmir Valley, and it’s tributary of the Indus, and the Dal and Anjar lakes.

Dal Lake

Dal Lake

Dal Lake

It is the second-largest lake in Jammu and Kashmir. It is an urban lake. It is integral to tourism and Entertainment in Kashmir. It has been dubbed “Lake of Flowers”, “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”. 

About 15.5 km away from The shores of the lake, a boulevard drawn from Mughal-era gardens, parks, houseboats, and hotels is surrounded. Houseboats around the lake in colorful hunting, as well as Mughal gardens on the shores like Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh, built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, can be seen in the special views of the lake.  The temperature during the winter season sometimes reaches −11 °C, which freezing the lake. 

Shalimar Bagh

Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal garden in Srinagar which is connected by a channel to the north-east of Dal Lake. It also is known as Faiz Baksh, Farah Baksh, and Shalimar Gardens.  

In 1619, the Bagh was built by Mughal King Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan. The garden is considered to be the highest place of Mughal horticulture. It is now a public park and is also known as the “Crown of Srinagar“. 

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

Previously Model Floriculture Center, which is now known as Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden is a tulip garden in Srinagar. It is spread over an area of ​​about 30 hectares and it is the largest tulip garden in Asia. It is located at the foot of the Zabarwan Range with an overview of Dal Lake. In 2007, The park was opened with the aim of promoting floriculture and tourism in the Kashmir Valley.

Pari Mahal 

Pari Mahal also called The Palace of Fairies. The garden is seven stories high, located at the top of the Zabarwan Mountain range. the city of Srinagar and Dal Lake is visible in the south-west. It is an example of a haven of Islamic architecture and art during the reign of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

 

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