Chashmashahi Overview

Ranked 4 of 18 sightseeing in Kashmir

Chashmashahi, constructed in 1632 AD, is the smallest of the three Mughal gardens located in Kashmir. Meaning Royal Spring, this garden is located above the Nehru Memorial Park. Measuring 108 m by 38 m, the garden was built by Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan.

This garden offers a beautiful view of Dal Lake along with neighbouring mountains. In addition, this garden also has several terraces with fountains, which are constructed right through the centre of this garden.

Besides three terraces and fountains, the other attractions of this garden include an aqueduct and few waterfalls. The water for these fountains comes from the spring. In addition, there is a small shrine, located near to this garden, which is known as the Chasma Sahibi.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:30 AM -5:30 PM
9:30 AM -5:30 PM
9:30 AM -5:30 PM
Public Holidays:
9:30 AM -5:30 PM

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Vikrant Pathak

Vikrant Pathak3.6/5

6 reviews

Natural water spring

It's a famous sightseeing in Kashmir. It was built by Mughals and it has a natural water spring. Ticket is for 20/- per adult. It needs approx 30 min to complete the visit.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Many fountains and very colourful flowers found

This is one more garden of Kashmir. There are many fountains and very colourful flowers. The natural scene is very beautiful. There are many different type of plants available.

Pankaj Atc

Pankaj Atc3.6/5

13 reviews

Good & pure water from Mountains

Its really a pure & healthy water, sweet in taste & crystal clear. In sun shine when you feel thirst it seems to be like holy water. In the past years the Indira Gandhi when she was the Prime Minister every day she got the Cheshmashahi water from Srinagar to Delhi by helicopter.
  • Good & pure water from Mountains

Gaurav Kaushik

Gaurav Kaushik4.3/5

1 review

EAtables are allowed

Dont forgot the camera coz there's lots of sights which worth a good picture. And take your own food and water in the park, there is no shop inside the park. You could bring snacks and drinks from outside the park there's a lot of shop out there opposite to the park when you feel hungry and always carry a hand bag with you while travelling to Kashmir.

Gaurang Kirtikar

Gaurang Kirtikar2.5/5

18 reviews

A glorious garden covered in snow

Chashmashahi as the name suggests has Chashmas or natural springs. Cold, refreshing mountain springs to rejuvenate the traveller. The garden in winter is non-existent, the greenery 'burnt' due to snow but still an excellent scenic beauty nestled at the foot of the mountain. A walk around the various terraces is good in summers. Winter does not offer any foliage or flowers.

Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta4.3/5

2 reviews

Good food joints and souvenir shops

Very good and memorable place. Must carry cap and goggles if visiting in summers. Good food joints are available with lot of souvenir shops.

Vijay Bansal

Vijay Bansal3.2/5

19 reviews


It is a fountain situated on a hill which gets cold water from the mountains and people can drink this water. It is pure water as it comes from the mountains just behind the fountain.

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A small artificial water slope

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