Nishat Garden, Kashmir

Nishat Garden

Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 18,
in Kashmir
Average Rating
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18 Ratings & 11 Reviews

About Nishat Garden

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    • Entry: Paid
    • 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 travellers are saying about Nishat Garden

Experience scale
  • Excellent 3
  • Very Good 6
  • Good 2
  • Average 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

11 traveller reviews for Nishat Garden

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Abhinav Sudan

  • Tourist
  • Abhinav Sudan
  • 51 photos
  • 62 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
  •  2699 readers

"Excellent garden worth visiting"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 14, 2017
This garden is quite big and is so beautiful and worth capturing. It has wide range of flowers and trees. Having a small outing is a good option. The weather here is also good to beat the sun.
Happy Holidaying !!
Warm Regards
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Mohit budhraja

  • Tourist
  • Mohit budhraja
  • 6 Reviews
  •  144 readers

"Nishat garden"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2017
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.
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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 28 photos
  • 103 Reviews
  •  102 helpful votes
  •  65751 readers

"Nice garden"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 1, 2016
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.
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Sachin Zarekar

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  • Sachin Zarekar
  • Lives in Thane
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  409 readers

"Historic beauty"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 13, 2015
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.
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Dhruba Banerjee

  • Connoisseur
  • Dhruba Banerjee
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 11 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  8344 readers

"Beauty of the nature at its best"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 12, 2015
As the weather changes, the clouds come and go by you can be with mother nature. No one disturbs you. The place is beautiful. For photographers every moment changes for a good shot.
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Pritesh Mehta

  • Guru
  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 53 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  261 helpful votes
  •  329160 readers

"Greenery everywhere"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 4, 2015
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.
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Virat Singh

  • Connoisseur
  • Virat Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 19 Reviews
  •  145 helpful votes
  •  21652 readers

"Beautiful garden; Ideal for families"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2015
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.
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  • Seema
  • Lives in Thane
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  4072 readers

"Beautifully stuffed with flowers and trees of a wide variety"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 14, 2014
The garden is beautifully stuffed with flowers and trees of a wide variety. Photography is allowed. There is an entrance fee.
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Vagish Kumar

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  • Vagish Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2714 readers

"Rose garden and yellow flower garden are the main attractions"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jul 5, 2014
This place is a real beauty. It has enormous kinds of flowers but rose garden and yellow flower garden are the main attractions.
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Smriti Das

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  • Smriti Das
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 753 photos
  • 161 Reviews
  •  373 helpful votes
  •  123593 readers

"Beautiful garden"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jun 6, 2014
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.
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