How to get there: Auto-rickshaw from Nishat Bagh, Rs.50. It would be nearer if you’re from Dal Gate.
Entrance: Rs.50 (10 times more expensive than Mughal garden!)
Toilet: Rs.5 (foreigners)
From Nishat Bagh we took another auto-rickshaw to Tulip Garden. This time it’s not one of the Mughal Gardens, but simply new place where they plant alot of tulips and they are expected to bloom pretty during Spring. As of today, 9 April, it still seems early as the tulips are not yet fully bloomed.
How to get there: take auto-rickshaw (from Shalimar to Nishat, it’s Rs.50)
We took auto-rickshaw for Nishat Bagh as our feet start getting hurt. This garden is nothing too different than Shalimar Bagh, except that it’s facing directly to the Dal Lake.
How to get there: From Nasim Bagh/Hazratbal area, can walk along the north road will finally get you to Shalimar Bagh. If you’re in Del Gate area, Mr Showkat says there’s bus going north so you can consider that too. Or less hassle, take auto-rickshaw :P
Shalimar Bagh is one of the many Mughal Gardens in Srinagar, being among the places we want to visit if you’re in Srinagar. It looks like a common garden, only with interesting fact that it was built many hundreds years ago during Mughal Empire, and it still remains taken care until now.
We’re going to visit the Mughal gardens finally, it’s always easy to take auto-rickshaw, but as Ramzan said it’s still reachable by walking, we wanted to try and see if we can manage to walk until Shalimar Garden. So after breakfast, we started walking to the opposite side than we always come from Dal Gate by auto-rickshaw. We’re glad that we took the walk, it might be the longest walk we had in Srinagar, but it was worth every step. It didnt feel tiring at all when you’re surrounded by beautiful view of nature you cannot stop being mesmerized with.
After shikara, we quickly went out to see night market in Hazratbal town.