Shalimar Bagh is located at Srinagar in state Jammu and Kashmir that was built by Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1619, which was for his wife Nur Jahan. But according to ancient history the garden was constructed in second century by Pravarsena second. The word “Shalimar” is related to Sanskrit its mean “abode of love”. But after Mughal Empire and during Maharaja Ranjit Singh time a fabulous guest house was made for European visitors. All the rulers gave Shalimar many different names but Shalimar was most popular among all.
Shalimar Bagh is known as Mughal garden that is linked to Dal Lake and located on right bank of Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir. The Bagh is also an outstanding example of Mughal horticulture. The Bagh is covered on around 31 acres of plot with 587 m and 251 m of depth. The Bagh is very gorgeous blemish for new conjugal couple because it is representation love to ancient time. Layout of the Bagh is made up Islamic and Persian style. The Bagh is dividing into public and private garden. In the garden number of fountains and pools are located in that’s increase beauty of the garden.
The Shalimar Garden is very attractive landmark not only in India but also in globe. The best time for visiting is February and March or special session in autumn and spring. Because of in these months, Chinar trees change color during these months. The garden is opened for public visit in the week 10.00 am to 3.30 and fee of the garden is only 10 rupees.