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..!




Colorful Kashmiri dress available for rent


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







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