Nishat Garden is one of the largest gardens located in Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Very rare species of flower plants and trees have been planted in this garden. It is the largest garden in the Kashmir Valley and is built in the Mughal style. It has beautiful Dal Lake on one side and huge mountain ranges on the other side. This park is 11K away from Srinagar. This is such a park that has a great view of Dal Lake. This is the first park in Kashmir Srinagar that is ladder-like. Very rare species of poplar and cypress trees are found in this garden. Apart from trees and flowers, there are many other attractions here.
The beautiful meadows here and the beautiful view of the hills allow the atmosphere to become twice as happy and the beautiful water fountain is also here. It is the second largest park in Jammu and Kashmir and the first terraced park.
History of Nishat Garden
Nishad Garden means Garden of Happiness and this is also true because seeing it makes the mind feel very happy. This garden was built in 1633 and it was built by Hasan Asaf Khan. Hasan Asaf Khan belonged to the Mughal dynasty. He was the father of Mumtaz Mahal and brother of Noor Jahan. Hasan Asaf Khan wanted to make a beautiful garden that looked beautiful like heaven, so he built Nishat Garden.
Shahjahan had an evil eye in this Nishat Garden
The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan was the emperor of India at that time and he was also the son-in-law of Hasan Asaf Khan. When he came to Srinagar and saw the Nishat Garden, seeing beauty of this garden, he was tempted to get it. He expressed his desire to take it as a gift from Hasan Asaf Khan but Hasan refused to give this garden to him. It is said that after this Shah Jahan stopped the water supply of this garden.
Interesting facts about Nishat Garden
- You can see Dal Lake from this garden, which looks very beautiful.
- This is the only terraced garden in Kashmir.
- There are very rare species of trees and plants in this garden.
- This garden is built in the Mughal style and it was built on the basis of the imagination of heaven.
- Behind this garden, there are huge beautiful mountain ranges.
How to reach Nishat Garden?
By Air: Srinagar International Airport is the nearest airport to Nishat Garden. Nishat Garden is 17km away from here. This airport is well connected to other important cities like Jammu, New Delhi, Mumbai, Leh, Amritsar, and Bangalore. From the airport, you can reach Nishat Garden by taking a bus or taxi.
By Train: If you want to come by Nishat Garden train, then the nearest railway station is Srinagar Railway Station. The distance from Nishat Garden is 21km less than Srinagar Railway Station.
By Road: You can also come to Nishat Garden by road. Srinagar is well connected by roads to all the cities of India. If you want, you can come here by booking your own vehicle or taxi.
Entry Timing of Nishat Garden
Timings: From 9 AM to 10.30 PM, on all days of the week.
Entry Fee of Nishat Garden
INR 20 per person.
Address and google map of Nishat Garden
Address: Main road Nishat next to Mughal garden Nishat Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir, 191121
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Other places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir
- Dachigam National Park
- Vaishno Devi Dham, Katra
- Aru Valley
- Kishtwar National Park
- Dachigam National Park
- Tarsar Marsar Trek
- Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
- Nubra Valley
- Suru Basin
- Betaab Valley
- Hari Mahal Palace