Nishat Garden Overview

Ranked 2 of 18 sightseeing in Kashmir

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.

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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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Reviews and Ratings

Abhinav Sudan

Abhinav Sudan4.3/5

65 reviews

Excellent garden worth visiting

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

Mohit budhraja

Mohit budhraja4.3/5

6 reviews

Nishat garden

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

Srijan Srivastava3.6/5

114 reviews

Nice garden

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

Sachin Zarekar4.3/5

2 reviews

Historic beauty

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.

Dhruba Banerjee

Dhruba Banerjee3.9/5

11 reviews

Beauty of the nature at its best

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.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Greenery everywhere

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.

Virat Singh

Virat Singh4.3/5

19 reviews

Beautiful garden; Ideal for families

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.



5 reviews

Beautifully stuffed with flowers and trees of a wide variety

The garden is beautifully stuffed with flowers and trees of a wide variety. Photography is allowed. There is an entrance fee.

Vagish Kumar

Vagish Kumar4.6/5

3 reviews

Rose garden and yellow flower garden are the main attractions

This place is a real beauty. It has enormous kinds of flowers but rose garden and yellow flower garden are the main attractions.

Smriti Das

Smriti Das4.6/5

375 reviews

Beautiful garden

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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