Pari Mahal of Kashmir: The palace of Fairies

Pari Mahal also called the Palace of Fairies is a seven-terraced garden. It is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Srinagar.

A tale of Pari Mahal

The angel’s adobe i.e. Pari Mahal is located at the top of the Zabarwan mountain range, southwest of dal lake. Besides, it is near Cheshmashahi, Srinagar, India. Pari Mahal garden is 5 km west of the center of Srinagar.

Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh built this amazing Palace. Prince Dara Shikoh is the elder son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Currently, the state government of Jammu & Kashmir is operating this place. Pari Mahal was built in the year 1650 AD.

As per history, Dara Shikoh lived in this region in the years 1640, 1645, and 1654. And this palace served as a library and a place of residence for him.

Best time to visit this awesome place

The summer is the best season to visit Pari Mahal. The reason being, it’s dropping freezing temperature during winters. However, the garden is opened for public visits from 9.30 am till 5.30 pm. While touring Pari Mahal, tourists must carry their identity cards. Moreover, the garden remains closed on Fridays.

  • Few interesting facts:

–> This royal Mughal garden is situated at the top of the hill and overlooks Srinagar city and dal lake.

–> It stands as an excellent example of the architectural perfection of Mughal.

–> It is a seven-terraced garden with 122m in length and 62.5m in width.

–> The garden is famous for its attractive flowering plants and also for its various fruit plants.

–> It is one of the world’s high altitude camps.

–> It claims of a unique architecture not found anywhere in the Valley of Kashmir.

How to reach

Tourists can visit this top region by the following means:

  • First via Air: 24 km from Sheikh ul Alam International Airport Srinagar
  • Second via Train: 22 km from Srinagar Railway Station
  • Third via Road: 10 km from Lalchowk Srinagar

This famous historic destination in Srinagar has a good transport network to facilitate its tourists.

Pari Mahal Address: Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir-190001.

On the other hand, the palace can be reached in only 5 minutes from Chashme Shahi Mughal Gardens.

Similarly, Chashme Shahi Mughal garden is another popular Mughal garden. It is established on the banks of dal lake. Also, it’s very close to Pari Mahal.

Author Pragya Verma

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Pragya Verma
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