Shalimar Garden – Lahore

by Ibn Hanif


Dec 4, 2011

Shalimar Garden

Built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, the Shalimar Garden is located in the Pakistani city of Lahore. A blend of the Persian and Mughal architecture, it’s a beautiful garden with carefully made geometric layout and is famous for its intricate fretwork. The garden is terraced with three different levels. There are 401 fountains fed by a canal called Shah Nahar.

There are many buildings in the Shalimar Garden. Some of them are Sawan Bhadum (pavilion), Naqar Khana, Khwabbagh (sleeping chambers), Hammam (Royal Bath) and Aiwan (Grand Hall).

Along with the Lahore Fort, the Shalimar Gardens of Lahore are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Shalimar Garden

Faiz Baksh

 Shalimar Garden

Shalimar Garden


Shalimar Garden

Beautiful Fountains

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Long row of Fountains

Shalimar Garden

Information about the Jawabi Gateway

 Shalimar Garden

Shalimar Garden

Ancient Doorway

Shalimar Garden

Beautiful Garden

Shalimar Garden

The Pavilion


Editor’s Note: This is the first Guest Post by our friend from Pakistan, Ibn Hanif who is a devout Muslim, a very good human being, an avid traveler and author of a beautiful blog called The Voice of Nature. Click HERE to see the beautiful posts and pictures on his blog. 

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Ibn Hanif

Lives in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He is a devout Muslim, a very good human being, an avid traveler and author of a blog called The Voice of Nature.

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