Thursday, October 6, 2011

Srinagar - Mughal Gardens

Been kinda busy for a few days now. Been struggling to keep pace with reading all the blogs even. Finally pulled myself to write this post.

The Mughal Gardens With terraced lawns, cascading fountains, paint-box-bright flowerbeds with the panorama of the Dal in front of them - the three Mughal Gardens of Chesmashahi, Nishat and Shalimar are the Mughal Emperors' concept of paradise and are today very popular places for picnics and excursions. The beauty of these gardens is at their best during spring but the Mughal structure of these gardens lends them a unique sense of beauty even when the flowers are not blossoming.

More details on Mughal gardens can be found here and  and details on the one at Srinagar can be found here. 

It was quite a relaxing walk down this garden. We are slowly loosing public gardens & parks in the metros and I realize what we have lost because of it..!











I loved the hill backdrop





Ram loves any opportunity to catch me in his camera in spite of my poor photogenic face..!


We were really relaxing.. didn't we?
Well..he can't relax though..!




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You also get your photograph in this dress in half an hour..!







PHOTO STORY 
**  See the full set of photos with some soothing music ..!



25 comments:

  1. Really beautiful. The manicured lawns and the well but trees look pleasing.
    And yes, He cant relax! Its because of him that we relax here in Mumbai and Rest of India, salute them.
    Have a wonderful day, Happy Navratri:)

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  2. What a delightful place, Sridharan!! The richness of the green, the colorful and beautiful flowers are superb! Your captures really took my breath away -- as always! I do so look forward to your beautiful and interesting posts! And, thank you for your visits and comments on my blog, they are so appreciated! Hope you have a lovely evening and a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Agree with you and Arti that he can't relax . Loved the kid photo in front of fountain .

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  4. So glad you found the time to put together this post. Stunning, such beautiful images, as you sat those mountains in the background are magnificent.

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  5. Fantastic photographs of this beautiful place.The hill back drop does look nice. Unfortunately they are devoid of any greenery.I am not sure if I could ever visit that part of the country.

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  6. I love all this greenery at the foot of an impressive mountain! These gardens are really relaxing just by looking at them, no wonder they are popular!
    And by the way, you are photogenic! :)

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  7. Beautiful views of the garden. Looks like best place to relax.

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  8. Superb captures, gives a nice feel about the place.

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  9. Awesome pics Sridharan...makes me so jealous of you :)

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  10. nice post and nice garden

    its really heaven on the Earth and beauty of nature

    thanks

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  11. What beautiful garden and a nice company you are!
    Many wonderful dahlias!
    The photos and your music, amazing!
    These are moments of happiness.
    many greetings

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  12. very interesting blog! loved ur other posts too...cheers!

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  13. Thanks all for your nice comments...Been a little tied up with office work these days.. But trying not to miss any of your wonderful posts and kind words..!

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  14. Beautiful place and such lovely photos!

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  15. Dropping by to say hello. A ray of sunshine to my day now that the days are turning cold and dark here in England.

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  16. Thanks Bhusha.. I made it to Srinagar in my trip to Amarnath..!

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  17. Hello Petty..! Thanks..!
    Well, My part of the world is quite the opposite..far from being even warm leave alone being cool..It is hot always..!

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  18. Great shots.
    Loved the shot where you guys are relaxing and the one in which the little gal is turning back to look at the fountain...
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  19. So much greenery...Very rare sight for city dwellers...It was really refreshing..

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  23. mohd.suleman qureshi vill.durbali t.garhwalJanuary 23, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    ={ GREAT POET OF JAHANGIR ABOUT KASHMIR }=
    *********IT THERE IS HEAVEN ON THE EARTH**********
    IT IS HEAR,IT IS HEAR,IT IS HEAR

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