Emperor's Escape

April 24, 2010

Kashmiri women stand in Shalimar Bagh's water fountain. - Srinagar, Kashmir, India - Daily Travel Photos
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Kashmiri women stand in Shalimar Bagh's cascading water fountain.

The Mughal emperors that ruled Srinagar built splendid gardens to get away from the helter skelter of daily life. Each successive Mughal emperor one upped his predecessor by building a garden - essentially parks built to Islamic standards - ever more lavish to pursue leisurely activities. Note: the central pavilion (next photo below) is visible in the background of this image.

Archived photos (on the weekends) has crept up on us again. Stay tuned for two days of the 'lost' Kashmir series.

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The central pavilion at Shalimar Bagh, Mughal Garden. - Srinagar, Kashmir, India - Daily Travel Photos
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The central pavilion at Shalimar Bagh.

These days, tourists and Kashmiris alike, make their way to Mughal gardens for essentially the same purpose as the Mughal emperors. You mostly see pursuers of leisure laying about the lawn and chatting idly with friends and family.

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One of many small cascades stretching through the entire fountain at Shalimar Bagh. - Srinagar, Kashmir, India - Daily Travel Photos
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One of many small cascades stretching through the entire fountain at Shalimar Bagh.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's archived photo (on the weekends).

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