Nishat Bagh, Srinagar (India)
Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake close to Srinagar in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir India. It is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. Shalimar Bagh which is also located on the bank of the Dal Lake. Nishat Bagh is of Persian origin intelligible in Kashmiri and Urdu as well and means the Garden of Joy Garden of Gladness and Garden of Delight. Located on the bank of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains as its backdrop Nishat Bagh is a garden with views of the lake beneath the Pir Panjal mountain range. The Bagh was designed and built in 1633 by Asif Khan elder brother of Nur Jehan. An anecdote is told of the jealousy of the Emperor Shah Jahan on beholding such a delightful garden which led to the abandonment of the garden for some time.
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