Shalimar Garden, Kashmir

Shalimar Garden

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26 Ratings & 15 Reviews

About Shalimar 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

Shalimar Garden was constructed in 1616 by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jahan. Later during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, between 1628 and 1658, a second garden, known as Faiz Baksh, was added to it.

Sprawling over an area of approximately 539 m by 182 m, the Shalimar Garden is also known as the garden of love. This garden has four terraces, rising one above the other. At one point of time, the fourth terrace of this garden was especially reserved for royal ladies.

In addition, there is a canal located inside the garden, which is lined with polished stones running through the centre of the garden. It is through this canal that water is supplied to the garden from Harwan.

For the Mughal Emperor and royal ladies of the court, top terrace of the garden was reserved, which is the most beautiful of all the terraces. This terrace houses a tank, which has a black stone pavilion located in its middle. One of the major attractions of this garden includes a light and sound show, which is organised every evening, during the months from May to October.
 

What travellers are saying about Shalimar Garden

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  • Excellent 6
  • Very Good 3
  • Good 4
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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15 traveller reviews for Shalimar Garden

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Prashant Chaudhari

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  • Prashant Chaudhari
  • Lives in Jalgaon
  • 2 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  796 readers

"Unbelievable variety of flowers in an awesome park"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2015
This garden is very beautiful. There are very big size Roses of different colours. Specially to mention that you will find yourself in different world with greenery and flowers all around you filling swarg. Nominal charges collected by us from local bodies but it's not the matter as they maintain the garden truly loved it. I had a great time indeed.
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Dhruba Banerjee

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  • Dhruba Banerjee
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 11 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  7843 readers

"Shalimar Garden is a Mughal Garden"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 12, 2015
Actually this is my second visit to this place but to my astonishment this time the flowers were mostly traditional. I did not find enough of ROSES. On inquiry it is learnt that due to flood in 2014 much of the Mughal Gardens are yet to come up all over again.
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Ashish Sukhadiya

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  • Ashish Sukhadiya
  • Lives in Surat
  • 23 Reviews
  •  39 helpful votes
  •  21391 readers

"Wide variety of the flower and plants"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2015
Great place to visit, specially huge garden that blossom fully in the April-May. We visited it in the Oct-Nov season, but the garden is really a place for selfie lovers. We enjoyed our trip fully with the family and friends.
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  • 2 votes

Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 53 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  254 helpful votes
  •  316955 readers

"Beautiful garden with big roses"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 4, 2015
This garden is very beautiful and nice. The roses are very big and beautiful. Their photography must be done. It's a show of natural things of earth. The location and view is very good and beautiful.
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Ashwin Dinesh

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  • Ashwin Dinesh
  • 2 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1647 readers

"Beautiful clean garden"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 3, 2015
Very nice place to spend some family time. Full of Colourful flowers. Lots of grass for kids to run and have fun. Best to visit before sunset, great scenic views of the hills.
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Sameer Mahajan

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  • Sameer Mahajan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 12 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  4236 readers

"Leisure time"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2014
Excellent place to visit. You will find yourself in different world with greenery and flowers all around you. Best time to visit is when sun is not at peak and not dark even, Spend time for leisure.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 53 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  254 helpful votes
  •  316955 readers

"Beautiful garden"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2014
This garden is very beautiful. There are very big rose grow and many different types of flowers grow here. Its location is very good because this place is located at between hills. There are suit many picture.
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  • 2 votes

Hemant Pruthi

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  • Hemant Pruthi
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2111 readers

"A traditional look"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 1, 2014
Different variety of flowers mesmerizing view all around. Kashmiri people in their traditional whereabouts, just lovely, Love to visit repeatedly.
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Sahil Kumar

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  • Sahil Kumar
  • Lives in Meerut
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2002 readers

"A beautiful park"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Sep 18, 2014
I think itís one of the most beautiful garden in Kashmir, itís amazing having green grasses and trees. It is also a big park and also having a good crowd, so people go and enjoy the place.
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Seema

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  • Seema
  • Lives in Thane
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  4036 readers

"The scenery is beautiful"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 14, 2014
The flowers are amazing, and the place is full of greenery. The scenery is beautiful. Worth a visit.
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