Kashmir is a home of stunning gardens and vatikas having variety of trees, plants, herbs, flowers and especially chinar tree that enhance their beauty. Mughals Emperors loves Persian style architecture having sparkling pools, gushing water stream, properly manicured trees and paved paths, etc. and snuggle along the banks of Rivers/Lakes. Most of the vatikas and gardens in Kashmir follow the same pattern.
List of Top 10 Stunning Gardens in Kashmir
Swastik Holiday is a leading tour and travel agents in mumbai, offers customized tour packages to Kashmir the travelers from all over the world. We compiled a List of top 10 stunning gardens in Kashmir Valley that you must visit while travel to Kashmir.
Achbal Garden – Anantnag
Achbal Garden is one of the most beautiful masterpiece of Mughal style gardens in Kashmir Valley. It is the best tourist spots in Anantnag known as ‘The places of the Prince. The Achbal Garden looks fantastic with large number of trees and plants, fresh air, chilly gusts of wind and gushing water. Autumn season is the best time to visit here because The Chinar trees turn red and looks like an unforgettable picturesque image. If you travel to Kashmir then you must visit this garden.
Chashma Shahi Garden – Srinagar
Chashma Shahi Garden is also one of the most elegant mughal gardens in Kashmir constructed by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 1632. This Garden is located on the foothills of the Zabarwan range. It is full of lush greenery and has a features water pool too. A large fountain in the middle of the entrance gives a charming look to it.
Verinag Mughal Garden – Anantnag
Verinag Mughal Garden is also known as the “Gateway of Kashmir”. It is a well-maintained, clean, peaceful and most favorite tourists destination in Kashmir Valley with gorgeous old Chinar trees offer breathtaking views for every visitor. This Garden is perfectly located at the foothill of Peer Panjal Mountains. The Verinag Spring is the major tourist attraction (source of Jhelum River) surrounded by an Arcade Tree and one of the most stunning mughal gardens in Kashmir.
Harwan Garden – Srinagar
Harwan garden is a one of the natural gardens in kashmir locates nearly 18 km away from Srinagar. It is one of the favorite picnic spot for the travellers from all across the world. This lawn of this garden has a concrete pathway with arched gates. The sweet smell of flowers in the whole garden makes it an ideal destination for the tourists. A waterway from neighboring Dam passes through it and one side of this garden fully covers Chinar trees. Harwan Lake flows behind it that looks amazing with beautiful mountains.
Badamwari Garden – Srinagar
Badamwari Garden is an attractive tourist spot situates on the hills of Koh-e-Maran with plenty of trees, flowers and bushes. A magnificent dome looks more beautiful during the spring season. Visitors spend some quality time with their partners and friends in the lap of nature. The scenic beauty is highly appreciate in the garden where you can have the best shot for the photographs. A large crowd of nature lovers visited this garden every Year and makes it one of the most visited gardens in Kashmir Valley.
Nishat Bagh – Srinagar
Nishat Bagh is the second largest gardens in Kashmir, India. It is located in the eastern side near Dal Lake, 11 km away from Srinagar. The Garden was designed by Mughal Emperor Asif Khan, elder brother of NoorJahan. It offers a splendid view of the Dal Lake as well as the snow-capped Pir-Panjal mountain range. Nishat Bagh has twelve terraces representing twelve zodiacal signs. Every terrace of this garden is fills with colorful roses, geranium, lilies, and actors that create stunning views. A fountain is located in the center. If someone planning for Kashmir tour packages, then he/she must visit Nishat Bagh.
Shalimar Bagh – Srinagar
Shalimar Gardens is also known as Farah Baksh, and Faiz Baksh. It is also a beautiful Mughal Garden in Srinagar, built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir, for his loving wife Noorjahan, in 1619. The Shalimar Garden is snuggle on the banks of pristine Dal Lake situate in the outskirts of Srinagar city. It has terrace lawns, sparkling fountains and an endless row of a flower combined with Chinar trees that look amazing. You must visit this place if you are visiting Kashmir Valley for the very first time.
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden – Srinagar
Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is snuggle on the banks of Dal Lake, Srinagar. It is one of the most beautiful and exotic gardens with full of colorful Tulip flowers and several other flowers as Roses, Muscaria, Iris, Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Ranunculi etc. that add extra glory to the place. This garden is a sight to behold by everyone who visits Kashmir. In fact, your vacations are incomplete without visiting India Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar. You should visit this garden in the month of May-June when it is fill up with Tulip flowers.
Pari Mahal – Srinagar
Pari Mahal Garden is also name as ‘The Palace of Fairies’ which is a 7-terrace garden in Srinagar. The rapid gushing of the fountain, the pleasing view of Dal Lake and the illuminate image of the Pari Mahal at night is a major attraction for all the tourists. Visitors come here to adore the exquisite lawn construct here. The beauty of the Pari Mahal is identify through seven terrace gardens that have a variety of flowers and trees. This is the perfect place for all those people who are in search of peace.
Naseem Bagh – Srinagar
Naseem Bagh is located at a distance of 8 km from Srinagar city. It is one of the oldest Mughal gardens in Kashmir region where you will adore the gorgeous Chinar trees offer a wonderful view. You can also see the mountain tops, Dal Lake and the charming trees at backside that make it outstanding.
Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden – Srinagar
Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden is located on the foothill of Zabarwan mountain range. It is a perfect place for tremendous scenic view of mountains and hills with pleasant Dal Lake. It is a huge garden with colorful blooming flowers that increase the beauty of the garden.