Near Dal Lake is a famous garden also known as Farah Baksh and Faiz Baksh. Built by the son of Emperor Akbar, Emperor Jahangir, the Shalimar Bagh gets some of the most visitor traffic even in a place where other famous gardens are located. And with good reason: its gorgeous Mughal masonry, water fountains, and pavilions make it a top contender for being among the best sights in the city.
The name comes not from Jahangir but from a much earlier time, though. In the past, before the arrival of the Mughal rulers, the [Read more…]