Nishat Bagh meaning the ‘garden of Joy’ is another masterpiece Mughal garden and a major tourists delight in the city of Srinagar. The garden is second largest after Shalimar bagh and is built on the banks of Dal Lake in the heart of Srinagar city. Nishat bagh was built by Asif Khan, the elder brother of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan in the year 1633.
The garden is majestically designed and was originally divided into 12 terraces symbolizing 12 zodiac signs, out of which only 9 are present due to roads being constructed along the garden. The garden occupies a key place in the tourists’ itineraries for, it provides a chance to experience completely unique grandeur and astonishing natural beauty.
The garden has Dal Lake in the front side, filled with charming flowers, plants, fountains and Zabarwan Mountain at the back side. The garden also offers a wonderful view of the snow laden Pir Panjal Range in the west. The overall features of Nishat makes it a must visit site while in Srinagar.
Nishat Bagh is 11 kms from the City Centre in Srinagar. A lot of local transport is available to reach here. Srinagar is the nearest airport connected to all major cities in India. The nearest railway station is Jammu, 300 kms from Srinagar.