Pari-Mahal

Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal or The Angels’ Abode is a seven terraced garden located at the top of Zabarwan mountain range over-looking city of Srinagar and south-west of Dal Lake. The ruins of the Pari Mahal still echo the grand history of Mughal period, one of the prominent reasons for it to become a star attraction of Srinagar. The architecture depicts an example of Islamic architecture and patronage of art during the reign of the then Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The Pari Mahal was built by Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh in the mid-1600s. It served as a library and an abode for him. Pari Mahal is actually the garden including a small spring, surrounded by beautiful flowers that have been planted and well-groomed in terraces being vanquished by the remains of the majestic monument. It is different from other Kashmiri gardens, as it is not characterized by cascading waterfalls but terraced gardens that add beauty to the structure.