Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pari Mahal, Srinagar

On another overcast day, we visited the Pari Mahal. Located on a ridge in the mountains overlooking Dal Lake, the garden consists of six terraces. It was designed by Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh as a royal observatory. The stone structures lacked any exterior embellishment, leaving me to wonder whether it had disappeared over the years or simply wasn’t as ornate as most Indian royal places. The grounds were prepared for the spring bloom and all trees & bushes neatly trimmed. No doubt their forthcoming colors would greatly enhance the scene. Pari Mahal provided great opportunities for viewing Dal Lake and the city below. On this overcast day, only limited visibility was available.

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