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 holidayIQ travellers feel about the cleanliness of this attraction.
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.
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.
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.
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.