Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM , Saturday: 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM , Sunday: 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM , Public Holidays: 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM
Nishat Garden, located on the banks of the beautiful Dal Lake, is one of the largest Mughal gardens. Known as "the garden of bliss", this garden was designed in 1633 AD by the brother of Nur Jahan, Asaf Khan. Zabarwan Mountains form the backdrop of this beautiful garden.
There are ruins of some buildings that belong to Mughal period. A double storey pavilion, which is enclosed with latticed windows on two sides, is one of the buildings that dates back to Mughal period. Tourists can also see a small spring located behind the garden, which is popularly known as Gopi Tirth. This small spring is a source of water supply to the garden.
In addition, tourists visiting the park can enjoy a beautiful view of Dal Lake along with the snow capped Pir Panjal mountain range. Moreover, the garden has terraces each of which represents a different Zodiac sign. In the middle of the garden, there is a water channel flowing. Other attractions of this garden include its flowerbeds, trees and fountains.
What holidayIQ travellers feel about the cleanliness of this attraction.
A step up garden along a water channel flowing in the centre gets more and more beautiful as you climb up the steps. Roses offer such a delight to the eyes and your best camera. Magnolia trees with white flowers as big as a moon, Fruit trees bearing ripe lokaat so many in number are a real treat. Snaps from Professional photographers with traditional Kashmiri dress is a must which are delivered in less than the time you normally take to finish a hot tea cup. The garden is too vast and extensive to really experience the beauty in a few hours.
Had read and heard about these legendary gardens from my school days, so went there with high expectations which were not fulfilled.
Lawns, leafy magnolias and chinars were there but very few flowers, partly working fountains, and moss floating on the water. A bit disappointing, as I had imagined more. I thought may be the season is not right for flowers but later found more flowers in the Almond Garden (Badam Wari) near Hari Parbat Fort.
Chinars, flowers, fountains and awesome landscaping makes the Nishat Garden Beautiful. Be sure you visit during the season as it's more amazing at that time. It is also a wonderful place for some memorable photos.
This garden is very well located. There are greenery everywhere. There are very silent places. There are all types of plants available. Nature is very beautiful. I think all beautiful nature are assembled here. It is very good.
This is one of most beautiful gardens one will find. Usually it is full of tourists but once inside, you hardly notice them. Lots of greenery all around. Beautiful plants and trees and well-maintained park. Ideal for families.
Beautiful garden with various types of colorful flowers. Very good location with nice scenic view. We took snaps from various angles of this garden. After visiting the garden, I was so impressed that I can't express in my words. We stayed there for more than an hour. Visitors must visit this beautiful garden.