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Nasim Bagh

“Gar firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.” “If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.” These words of Jahangir hold as much truth today as they did during his era. The Mughal emperor spoke these words when he visited Kashmir valley in 17th century.

Spring, summer, autumn and winter are distinct in the valley and those who visit it once never forget this unique experience. Nestled in this pristine Kashmir Valley is Nasim Bagh. The Bagh which is located on western edge of Dal Lake is unique in the sense that it is one of the earliest Mughal gardens in Kashmir.

Mughal emperors Akbar and Shah Jahan both can be credited with creating this unique garden. It was Akbar who in 1589 laid out the foundation of Nasim Bagh. Shah Jahan added to the ambience of the garden by planting around 1200 trees in this garden which make the Nasim Bagh unique today also.

The saplings in Nasim Bagh were known to be watered with milk that was mixed with water during the Mughal rule.

About the Place

Kashmir and its unique beauty is best explored with the numerous Mughal Gardens or Baghs populating this region. Some of the popular ones are Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and Nasim Bagh, not to forget the unique Dal Lake and its immortal shikaras.

Those with a religious inclination can include a trip to the popular Hazratbal Shrine. Nasim Bagh is also located in vicinity of this shrine. Kheer Bhawani and Shankaracharya temples are other religious shrines in Srinagar that can be visited while in the city.

How to Reach

By Air

Flights operate to and from Srinagar to important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Bangalore and Mumbai. Air India, Go Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetKonnect and Spice Jet operate flights to Srinagar. This makes it convenient for travellers to visit the Kashmir valley throughout the year. Flights to Dubai and seasonal flights to Jeddah are also available from Srinagar. Taxi can be hired from the airport for Nasim Bagh.

By Rail

Though rail connectivity is being proposed till Srinagar but the project is still under completion. Jammu Tawi railway station located at a distance of around 290 km from Srinagar is therefore the major nearest rail link to Kashmir valley.

Trains to all major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Pune originate and terminate at Jammu. This makes it a convenient point for dismemberment for travellers heading to Kashmir valley.

State Road Transport Buses and private taxis can be hired at Jammu for a comfortable ride to Srinagar and Nasim Bagh itself.

By Bus

Travelling by bus is another option for the seasoned traveller as this gives one an opportunity to explore pristine Kashmir. State owned transport buses and some privately operated buses can be considered for a joyful ride across Kashmir Valley.

Once in Srinagar, private taxis can be hired to reach the Nasim Bagh.

Entry Fees

Entry into the garden is free.

Best Time to Visit

Though any time of the year would be great to make a visit to Kashmir valley, autumn is generally considered the best phase. Anywhere between April and June one can plan a visit as the blossoming Chinar trees add a unique ambience to the place.

Things to Know

Besides admiring the unique beauty of Kashmir valley in Nasim Bagh one can buy traditional artefacts from shops located within and around Nasim Bagh.

One needs to be adequately prepared while visiting Nasim Bagh as it can get cooler towards the evening. Having light sweaters is advisable while visiting Kashmir valley, even in summers.

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