The Garden Guide


Shahdara, on the banks of the Ravi is now a poor and dusty village. It was formerly the main entry point to Lahore from Kabul and Kashmir, used as an encampment garden and a place for royal tombs. Jahangir, his wife Nur Jahan and her brother Asaf Khan are buried here. Babur's son Mirza Kamran (brother of Humayun) made the first garden in the area. Jahangir's tomb was built on the site of Bagh-i Dilkusha, a garden laid out by Nur Jahan. It is a chahar bagh garden with water channels and fountains. Today it is a popular picnic place.

Lahore, Pakistan

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