Pari Mahal


Pari Mahal, situated in Srinagar, is valued more as a historical monument rather a park or garden. The Mahal was initially a Buddhist Monastery, which was later converted into an observatory and a school of astrology by Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. He dedicated the place to his Sufi teacher Mulla Shah. Situated near the Chashmashahi Mughal Garden, Pari Mahal has beautiful terraced gardens that captivate the mind and soul oftourists.

The place is enriched with a number of fascinating fountains. The five storeyed building is almost ruined, but the remnants are still maintained by the state government. The picturesque sight of the famous Dal lake and illuminated image of Pari Mahal at night is an important tourist attraction.