Shalimar Gardens

The Shalimar Gardens (sometimes written as Shalamar Gardens) are a Mughal garden complex located in Lahore, Pakistan. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan (of Taj Mahal fame) in the mid-17th century. The gardens have been laid out from south to north in three levels of terraces. In the terraces, there are basins with 410 fountains in total. Unfortunately, none of them were working while I was there.

Above, next to the entrance, on the upper level terrace, named Farah Baksh (Bestower of Pleasure).

Above, the large basin of the middle terrace: Faiz Baksh (Bestower of Goodness).

Above, on the lower level terrace: Hayat Baksh (Bestower of Life).

Above, back on the upper terrace.

Above, outside the entrance to the gardens.


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