Incredible India: Mughal Gardens, Jammu & Kashmir

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Mughal Gardens, Jammu & Kashmir, North India. Many Mughal emperors created elaborate gardens, especially in Kashmir, following the basic conceptual model of Persian gardens. These gardens contained a central high-altitude water pool, running water, fountains, pools, trees, flowers, grass, etc. The two prominent Mughal gardens of Kashmir – Shalimar Bagh & Nishat Bagh were constructed in the first half of Seventeenth Century. They were built as terraced gardens and encompassed an enormous area adjoining the beautiful Dal lake. More…

Photos by Vinayaraj (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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