DAILY PHOTO: Terraced Gardens of Srinagar

Nishat Garden; Taken in August of 2016 in Srinagar


Nishat Garden


Chashme Shahi Garden (a.k.a. Mughal Garden)

DAILY PHOTO: Nishat Bagh, Srinagar

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Taken in July of 2016 in Srinagar

Taken in July of 2016 in Srinagar

 

Bangalore–during one of the city’s many iterations–was once called the “garden city.” While this title is as likely to be mocked as honestly cited these days, if I were issuing that title to an Indian city it would have to go to Srinagar. Many Indian cities have an impressive botanical garden, and some have some picturesque parks. But Srinagar takes the cake for a city its size. Besides the Botanical Garden there’s the Nishat Bagh (pictured), Shalimar Bagh, the Char Chinar, and Nehru Park. Furthermore, there are historical sites such as the Pari Mahal and Chashme Shahi Bagh that are also loaded with plants and flowers.