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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. Use our Srinagar trip generator to visit Pari Mahal on your trip to Srinagar, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • climbing up all the way when I reached the top portion of the terraced garden, the blissful feeling I had was unimaginable. Easily spent 2 hours just by having some conversation & observing the beauty...  more »
  • It is a 17th century Islamic grandeur, with beautiful greenery all over. The arches and steps in this seven storied Mahal are still intact. This was originally used as a library and later as an observ...  more »
  • It's historical place and you should visit during evening or early morning . There is beautiful garden and srinagar view from Pari Mahal is just awasome. It's ahead from chashme shahi so you can plan ...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visit this place. View of dal lake is ultimately beautiful.. Mesmerizing view.. ENJOY NATURE...
  • 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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