Shalimar Garden


14.2/5(27 Ratings)

Shalimar Garden Overview

Ranked 3 of 18 sightseeing in Kashmir

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.

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What travellers are saying about Shalimar Garden

Experience scale
  • Excellent 7
  • Good 4
  • Very Good 2
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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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

Drmoin uddin

Drmoin uddin5.0/5

3 reviews


The fountains and flowers made this a wonderful place to stroll on a Sunday afternoon in October. There weren't too many people there and there were no hawkers.

Prashant Chaudhari

Prashant Chaudhari3.9/5

2 reviews

Unbelievable variety of flowers in an awesome park

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.
  • Unbelievable variety of flowers in an awesome park

Dhruba Banerjee

Dhruba Banerjee3.6/5

11 reviews

Shalimar Garden is a Mughal Garden

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.

Ashish Sukhadiya

Ashish Sukhadiya4.3/5

23 reviews

Wide variety of the flower and plants

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.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Beautiful garden with big roses

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.

Ashwin Dinesh

Ashwin Dinesh3.6/5

2 reviews

Beautiful clean garden

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.
  • Beautiful clean garden

Sameer Mahajan

Sameer Mahajan5.0/5

12 reviews

Leisure time

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.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Beautiful garden

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.

Hemant Pruthi

Hemant Pruthi5.0/5

2 reviews

A traditional look

Different variety of flowers mesmerizing view all around. Kashmiri people in their traditional whereabouts, just lovely, Love to visit repeatedly.

Sahil Kumar

Sahil Kumar2.5/5

2 reviews

A beautiful park

I think its one of the most beautiful garden in Kashmir, its 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.

Photos of Shalimar Garden

Shalimar Garden, Kashmir

Photo by

Ashwin Dinesh

Shalimar Garden,Beautiful Flowers...
Shalimar Garden, Kashmir

Photo by

Sharad c Gupta

With wife & grand-daughter

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