Pari Mahal, Srinagar

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Take an autorickshaw ride up to Pari Mahal, a walled set of gardens providing a notable view of the surrounding area. Built during the 17th century as a library and residence for Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh, the arches and stone walls of the seven-terraced garden represent fine examples of contemporary Islamic architecture and design. Overlooking the nearby city and lake, the gardens offer extensive views of the surrounding area, with its uninterrupted vistas chief among the reasons so many take the trip up here. Plan trip to Srinagar with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • September 10, 2017
    An archaeological site built by Dara Shukoh, and the view from this site is just awesome. The whole of srinagar is spread out in front of you. Not to be missed.  more »
  • September 3, 2017
    Must visit place to see a sunset from the top. Once u reach the top you get amazing glimpse of entire dal lake. One must visit ths place in evening .  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    Its a beautiful architecture with gardens laid out on three levels in the tradition of all mughal gardens in Srinagar. The place is very well maintained and well visited by tourists.  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    The view from there is awesome. You can see whole of the Dal Lake, Tulip garden, Golf course and Botanical garden from over there. Plus it's location away from the Main city, free of noise adds to its astonishing beauty. I
  • May 31, 2017
    Used to be a library, maybe that is why I liked it more than the other places in Srinagar. The stone walls, contrasting with the trees, both standing tall in the chilling winters and have so for centuries. You can feel the history.
  • July 15, 2017
    The place is ruins of what once served as an observatory. Good place for scholars and nature lovers. Have a look of whole dal lake from here.
  • June 29, 2017
    Visit this place. View of dal lake is ultimately beautiful.. Mesmerizing view.. ENJOY NATURE...
  • June 21, 2017
    Full of history. Constructed by Buddhist people. Then occupied by Muslims. Great view of Srinagar.

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Where to stay in Srinagar

The moderate climate of Srinagar has made it a popular destination for locals during the summer, hence its good range of accommodations. Hotels basic and luxury, great and small, jostle for position alongside the main waterways, and across from the city's many historic gardens. However, staying on a houseboat on Dal Lake remains the most iconic way to ejoy your Srinagar holiday, with options ranging from budget to high-end. If you don't fancy spending your nights on the water, the palatial scale of the main tourist area makes it one of the more relaxing and popular areas to stay in. More cost-effective accommodations sit on the side streets of the residential districts further to the north.
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