Cheshma Shahi or the Royal Spring was laid by Shah Jahan in 1632 A.D. It is 9 Km. from the city centre and is famous for a spring of refreshment digestive water, having a natural spring of Pure, Cool and Sparking water. Two kilometers uphill from Cheshma Shahi is situated the Pari Mahal ( The palaces of Fairies) , a school of astrology founded by Prince Dara Shikoh, Emperor Shah Jahan’s eldest son who was killed in the war of succession.The Cheshma Shahi-Pari Mahal area has been developed into a Tourist Village.
The garden is set against a beautiful backdrop of magnificent mountains and overlooks Dal Lake and thus is reckoned as a favorite Srinagar tourist place to visit. Pristine surroundings, creative Mughal architecture and the immaculate lap of the nature earn Chashma Shahi the honor of being a hotspot in Jammu & Kashmir tourism.
Aldous Huxley says that Chashma Shahi is “architecturally the most charming of the gardens near Srinagar”.
6kms from City Center
Recommended Transport: Taxi