Despite the disastrous end of Mughal Empire in India, the obsession of Mughal rulers with complex architecture became their defining legacy. Sub continent has witnessed diverse types of sites under their rule. Some of them were built for military purposes while some of them were constructed to commemorate their departed loved ones.
Shalimar Gardens appears to be the exception from both of the above purposes. Built in 17th century under the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Shalimar Gardens is located on G.T road Lahore. Shalimar Gardens was built under the supervision of Khalil Ullah Khan in cooperation with Ali Mardan Khan and Mulla Abdul Mulk Tooni.
Shalimar Gardens has been divided into three parts. Visitors enter through a garden known as “Farah Baksh”. The second part has the largest pond in the Shalimar Garden. This second part is known as the “Faiz Baksh”, while the third lowest part is named as “Hayyat Baksh”. Shalimar Gardens is considered as one of the most ancient gardens in Lahore with an area of 170 square kilometers. It has total of 410 fountains in it (105 fountains in Farah Baksh, 152 fountains in Faiz Baksh and 153 fountains in Hayyat Baksh).
Shalimar Gardens is currently inscribed on the World Heritage List under the UNESCO Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage.
Some Random Clicks of Shalimar Garden
360 of The second part
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Clieck here to see more 360 of Shalimar Garden
Opening Time: 8:00 am
Closing Time: 6:00 pm (Usually Closes after Maghrib)
Ticket Cost: For Locals = 20PKR, For Foreigners = 200PKR
Distance from Railway Station: 6Km