Shalimar Bagh is one of the major tourist attractions in the capital city of Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir in India. It is the largest and one of the most beautiful gardens built during Mughal reign in India. The Shalimar garden is one of the finest piece of Mughal architecture and horticulture. The garden was built by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan in 1619 AD.
The garden is linked by means of a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake on its right bank situated at the outskirts of the city of Srinagar. The garden is built on a flat and square plot with four arms emanating from a water source as the mid location. The overall design resembles the Persian style gardens. The garden covers an area of 12.4 hectares, having three terraces, numerous varieties of flowers, fountains and chinar trees planted in a panoramic view.
A water canal flows in the middle from the top end of the garden to the lower end, getting its water from the Dal Lake. The surrounding mountains adds to the flavor of this picture perfect and spell binding garden. Shalimar, is thus a perfect combination of man-made architecture and natural landscape making it an unmatched marvel worth experiencing.