Places to visit in Kashmir, Srinagar sightseeing
The paradise on earth, Kashmir, has almost everything that nature can offer. In her scenic lap, she nurtures beautiful landscapes, majestic mountains, green valleys, gushing streams, blooming gardens, and sparkling lakes. One such breathtaking destination is Tosamaidan. An alpine meadow that has been under Army since 1964 and is now open to visit and get enthralled.
Located at an altitude of 10170.6 feet, 3100 mt, Tosamaidan is a breathtaking gem in the heart of the Pir Panjal Mountain ranges. A summer meadow frequented by the shepherds and herders with their flock of sheep and cattle, this verdant landscape leaves even Gulmarg far behind in scenic beauty. It is said that Tosamaidan is one of those pastures which the shepherds of other neighboring countries also used to visit in ancient times. The Mughals used to go to Poonch using this route. It is said that they had constructed a seven-storeyed building Dam-Dam – there.
Located on the shores of Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh is the largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley, so it is one of the most popular tourist spots in Srinagar. Covering an area of 31 acres, this park was once the favorite retreat of Emperor Jahangir and his court. This beautiful painting also known as the “house of love” used to be called “Farah Baksh”, which literally translates to “sweet”.
Surrounded by tall Chinar trees and many beautiful flowers, Shalimar Bagh offers tourists a serene environment. It also has a well-designed canal running through the middle of the garden, making it beautiful.
Nishat Bagh is a Mughal complex built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, near Srinagar in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is the second-largest Mughal fort in Kashmir Valley. The largest is Shalimar Bagh, which is also on the banks of Dal Lake. “Nishat Bagh” in Urdu, means “Garden of Joy”, “Garden of Joy” and “Garden of Pleasure”. Located on the shores of Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan hills as a backdrop, Nishat Bagh is a park that offers a beautiful view of the lake below the snow-capped Pir Panjal mountains rising to the west of the valley. It was designed and built in 1633 by Asif Khan, Nur Jehan’s elder brother.
Harwan Bagh, located in Harwan village (19 km) of Srinagar is an interesting, large and popular tourist destination. A canal, lined with Chinar trees and blooming flower beds, starts from the pond at the back of the garden and passes through the middle of the garden. The main attraction of Harwan park is its natural beauty and beauty. With green as the background and snowy surroundings, this park has a lot of greenery and attracts visitors to this place.
Chashma Shahi (the royal spring), also known as Chashma Shahi, is one of the Mughal gardens built in 1632 AD around the water by Ali Mardan Khan, the governor of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan at the order of the Emperor. as a gift for his eldest son, Prince Dara Shikoh. The park is located in the Zabarwan Range near the Raj Bhawan (Governor’s House) overlooking the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir.
Pari Mahal (royal palace)
Overlooking Dal Lake and perched atop Zabarwan Hill, Pari Mahal, which translates to ‘royal palace’, offers some of the most breathtaking views of all of Srinagar. The entire structure of Pari Mahal pays tribute to the art of Shah Jahan’s reign, which is a showcase of Islamic architecture – its beautiful courtyards and lush gardens set it apart from other monuments in Kashmir.
The prince lived here in the 1640s, 1645, and 1654 respectively, at the same time Pari Mahal is said to have served as a library, spiritual center, and residence. Because of its height and unique location, the structure is also used as an observatory for teaching astronomy and astrology. Soon after India’s independence in 1947, these terraced fields became the property of the Jammu and Kashmir government.
Dal Lake is also one of the best places in Kashmir for filming as it offers amazing views of the high mountains, snow-capped mountains, Shikaras, and Houseboats in the perfect balance.
The shores of the lake, about 15.5 kilometers (9.6 mi), are surrounded by boulevards lined with Mughal Mughal gardens, parks, Houseboats, and Mughal-era hotels. A panoramic view of the lake can be seen from the Mughal gardens on the shores, such as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh which were built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, and from the boats that sail along the lake. and beautiful Shikaras. In winter, temperatures sometimes reach -11°C (12°F), making the lake freezing.