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Hello everyone,

This is a view of Shalimar Garden. I captured this image at the 1st week of May, 2014 when I traveled at Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir.

The garden was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan, in 1619 and is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture. It is here that Emperor Jahangir built his celebrated Shalimar Bagh, his dream project to please his queen. He enlarged the ancient garden in 1619 into a royal garden and called it 'Farah Baksh'. The garden was linked to the open Dal Lake water through a canal of about 1 mile.

The axial water channel flows through the Zenana garden, which is flanked by the Diwan-i-Khas and chinar trees. At the entrance to this terrace, there are two small pavilions or guard rooms (built in Kashmir style on stone plinth) that is the restricted and controlled entry zone of the royal harem. Shahajahan built a baradari of black marble, called the Black Pavilion in the zenana garden. It is encircled by a fountain pool that receives its supply from a higher terrace. A double cascade falls against a low wall carved with small niches (chini khanas), behind the pavilion. Two smaller, secondary water canals lead from the Black Pavilion to a small baradari. Above the third level, two octagonal pavilions define the end wall of the garden. The baradari has a lovely backdrop of the snow mountains, which is considered a befitting setting for the garden.

The aerial view of the total garden is really beautiful.

with best wishes to all

swapankumarroy

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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 0 N: 304] (1442)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-01
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-03 9:42
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