Lahore is famously known as the city of gardens as you will see a number of eye catching gardens in this historic city. Some of the gardens are. Shalimar Gardens, Lahore | Photo by Murtaza Ali, White Star. Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, a classical example of Mughal culture at its peak. The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List, along with Lahore Fort in Ever since the Shalimar Gardens were placed in the List of World.


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About the same time, a rose garden was introduced in the middle terrace.

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Varieties of roses were imported from England and were planted after shalimar garden lahore mango trees. Trees introduced in Shalimar Gardens in the 19th century were removed from time to time, but the major chunk was removed in by the PHA Parks and Horticulture Authority on the instructions of the Punjab archaeology department.

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The rose garden, introduced during the early half of the 20th century, was also cleared in the same year and ordinary grass was planted in the squares. Historical gardens evolve over time, and later-period interventions are generally considered shalimar garden lahore important aspect in their overall development.


They are enclosed shalimar garden lahore a red sandstone wall interrupted by small decorative kiosks. The Shalimar Gardens are among the best preserved Mughal gardens. A high brick wall famous for its detailed fretwork surrounds the garden.

The complex is meters from north to south and meters from east to west.

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Terraces of the gardens The garden is spread out in three elevated levels of shalimar garden lahore mounted above one another.

The upper level terrace has fountains.


The middle level terrace has fountains. The lower level terrace has fountains. But gardens in other regions like Kashmir helped to shape Shah Jahan's innovations at Shalamar.

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Actually, there were five geographical sources of inspiration for Shalamar: Shah Jahan was a boy when the first great Kashmiri gardens shalimar garden lahore built. They far surpassed the gardens of Agra, Lahore, and Delhi for their beauty, layout, and innovative uses of water.

In building Shalamar, Shalimar garden lahore Jahan sought to bring Kashmir down to the plains. Shah Jahan added a fairy tale-like complex of buildings surrounding shalimar garden lahore Court of Shah Jahan Diwan-e-Kas, Lal Burj, Khwabgah-e-Jahangiri, and the Shish Mahal,one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, sparkling with mosaics of glass, gilt, semi-precious stones and marble screening.

The Shalimar Gardens, constructed by Shah Jahan in is a Mughal garden, layering Persian influences over medieval Shalimar garden lahore garden traditions, and bearing witness to the apogee of Mughal artistic expression.

The Mughal garden is characterized by enclosing walls, a rectilinear layout of paths and features, and large expanses of flowing water.

The Shalimar Gardens cover 16 hectares, and is arranged in three terraces descending from the south to the north.

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