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.
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.
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.