Pari Mahal پری محل
Dal Lake, Zabarwan mountain Range, near Cheshmashahi, Srinagar
Prince Dara Shikoh, son of Mughal Emperor
Pari Mahal ( Hindi: परी महल ) or The Angels' Abode is a seven terraced garden located at the top of Zabarwan mountain range over-looking city of Srinagar and south-west of Dal Lake. The architecture depicts an example of Islamic architecture and patronage of art during the reign of the then  Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is five-minute drive from Cheshmashahi, Srinagar.
History [ edit ]
The Pari Mahal was built by Mughal Prince
Dara Shikoh in the mid-1600s. It served as a library and an abode for him. Dara Shikoh was said to have lived in this area in the years 1640, 1645, and 1654. It was further used as an observatory, useful for teaching  astrology and astronomy. The gardens have since become the property of the Srinagar government.  
See also [ edit ]
Wikimedia Commons has media related to
. Pari Mahal
Brookes, John. Gardens of Paradise: The History and Design of the Great Islamic Gardens. New York: New Amsterdam, 1987.
Kak, Ram Chandra. Ancient Monuments of Kashmir. New Delhi: Sagar Publications, 1971.
Sharma, Suresh K., and S. R. Bakshi. Encyclopaedia of Kashmir. New Delhi: Anmol Publications Pvt Ltd, 1995.
Temple, Richard. Journals Kept in Hyderabad, Kashmir, Sikkim, and Nepal. London: W.H. Allen, 1887.
Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Ministry
A view of terraced structure of the
Pari Mahal at night
the board at parimahal
the details about parimahal-board ner parimahal
upper layar a view
devadar trees at himalayas view form parimahal
the jail at the top
garden at parimahal
garden another view
srinagar-a view from parimahal
a distant view of parimahal
view of dal lake from parimahal
the tank at second floor
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Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°53′E / 34.083°N 74.883°E