Chashme Shahi

 

Overview

Chashme Shahi Garden, meaning 'The Royal Spring', is situated at the foothills of Zabarwan Mountains in Srinagar. Covering an area that is 108 metres in length and 38 metres in width, this garden is the smallest amongst the three Mughal Gardens in the city. Shah Jahan – the Mughal emperor – got this garden laid under his supervision in 1632. It has several natural springs discovered by a revered female saint Rupa Bhawani, who was also known as Sahibi. In her honour, the garden was initially named as Chashme Sahibi. 
 
The highlight of Chashme Shahi Garden is its natural spring of freshwater, which has mineral content. There are three terraced formations in the garden. Entering from the street the visitors are greeted by a flight of stairs leading up to a main gate that controls the passage into the garden. The gate leads to the first terrace of the garden which holds a large pool adorned by five fountains receiving water from the second terrace by the means of a chadar. Two flight of stairs take the visitors onto the second terrace where lies another pool with a single fountain. This pool is present in the centre of the water channel carrying water falling to the second terrace from the third through another, but a smaller chadar. Again, two flights of stairs bring the visitors to the third terrace which holds the spring which is surrounded by a two storey bardari or pavilion.  which are carpeted with lush greenery and dotted with colourful flowers. Several fountains and waterfalls adorn the verdant landscape of this garden. It is lined with numerous trees of Chinar and different fruits, which add to its picturesque charm.
The water from the spring is said to possess medicinal benefits and the tourist are allowed to fetch water from the spring. The garden has beautiful assembly of few rare variety blossoms namely Purple colorued Rose, Poppy, Gardania, Dog flower and Poplin.
 
Best time to visit: May and June
 
Chashme Shahi Timing: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. 
                                              The garden is closed on Fridays.
 
Entrance Fee
Rs. 10 per Person
 
How to Reach,
Srinagar is well connected to cities like Jammu, Delhi and Chandigarh. You can take deluxe buses to travel to and from the city.
 
Nearest Railway Station: Jammu Tawi
 
Nearest Airport: Sheikh ul Alam Airport

Location

Country
India
State
Jammu & Kashmir
City
Srinagar
Location
Srinagar.
Address
Chashma Shahi, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Chashma Shahi, Srinagar
Nearest Railway Station
Jammu Tawi (JAT)
Nearest Airport
Sheikh ul Alam Airport
IN
latitude : 33.987098690 longitude :74.774200440
Corporation : Srinagar
GPS Code : VISR
Open Year
1632
Dedicated To
Shah Jahan
Visiting Hours
9:00 am to 7:00 pm. The garden is closed on Fridays.

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