PINJOR - AN INDIAN COUNTRY-HOUSE AND ITS GARDEN
Alas that Spring should vanish with the Rose !
That Youths sweet-scented Manuscript should close !
The Nightingale that in the bushes sang,
Ah, whence, and whither flown again, who knows!
THE Mughal gardens of the plains are sad for want of flowers; the terraced gardens of the Dal have lost in part their original character; the gardens of the Kashmir springs are but shadows of their former loveliness: but Pinjor, the great garden made by Fadai Khan at the holy spring of Panchpura, still serves its purpose practically unchanged since Fadai first built this Indian country-house and its garden.
[Note: Pinjore Gardens, also known as Yadavindra Gardens, are 20 km north of Chandigarh in India's Haryana State]