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An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri


Chapter 34 Chapter 34: The Gardens of Kashmir
The Gardens of Kashmir
The Gardens of Kashmir

The Gardens of Kashmir

The gardens of Kashmir are famous throughout India. Kashmir is covered with greenery and trees. There are many flower gardens in Kashmir. Some of these gardens are especially liked by tourists. Anyone who comes to Kashmir must visit Nishat, Shalimar, and Chashme Shahi. These three gardens are on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar. These gardens were laid out by the Mughal kings about three hundred years ago.
It is said that the Mughal kings Shahjahan and Jahangir were very fond of flower gardens. They would come to Srinagar from Delhi for relaxation. They liked the view of the mountains of Kashmir and of Dal Lake. They planned many flower gardens.
When you visit these gardens you will see not only flowers, but also various types of trees and fountains. In these gardens there are balconies made of beautiful stone. One can get a view of Dal Lake and the mountains from these balconies. In what follows, you will read about Shalimar and Nishat.
Gardens of Kashmir Shalimar Garden Nishat Garden

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