Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal is as much a monument as garden. This was initially a garden built by Dara Shiko for his Sufi teacher, Mulla Shah. Once punctuated wth several springs that have since dried up, the Pari Mahal gardens are now the pride of the state. Pari Mahal is illuminated at night, and can he seen, located on the spur of a hill, from most places inSrinagar. Pari Mahal gardens are now exclusively maintained by the state government. Built around a small spring, they house exotic flowering plants laid out in terraces surmounted by the ruined arches of a once beautiful building. Pari Mahal is illuminated at night, and can be seen, located on the on the spur of a hill, most places in Srinagar.

At night the beauty of the Pari Mahal in Srinagar is enhanced by the illuminating lights which bring out the beauty of this place. This beautiful monument is of great historical importance. Though it is now in ruins it speaks volumes of the magnanimous nature and taste of the Mughal princes. The rich history and culture of those times come alive when one sees through the ruins of the building. This is one of the most important places to see in Srinagar. The people who made these monuments are no more nor are they for whom they were built..but still today these beautiful monuments stand tall telling the new generation about their tastes, likes and culture. They have become a pathway by which the new generation connects with the ancient times.