After Pari Mahal, we visited this Mughal garden called as Chasme Shahi built by Ali Mardan Khan. Chashme Shahi originally derives its name from the spring which was discovered by the great female saint of Kashmir, Rupa Bhawani.
The Royal Spring Garden is located near to Raj Bhawan overlooking the Dal Lake in Srinagar. This was built by Ali Mardan Khan, the then Mughal governor for his eldest son Darah Sikoh. The spring in here was discovered by Rupa Bhawani, the royal clan of Sahib from the Kashmiri Pandit family from whom the name is derived. The water gushing out of the spring is said to have medicinal properties and tourists visiting this place are often seen filling the water from the spring. This garden is an exemplary blend of Mughal architecture and Persian style of gardens with three terraces built keeping the spring in the middle as a centre of attraction. After originating below two storey Kashmiri style hut, the spring flows through an aqueduct in first terrace, and as a waterfall in the second and at last it flows as fountains. The entire Mughal garden covers an acre of plot and is the smallest of all three Mughal style gardens in Kashmir.Year Built: - 1632.Entry Fee: - 10 rs per person.Mughal garden Timings to Visit: - 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.Location: - 14 kms from Srinagar airport.
Chasme Shahi: (Royal Spring) its smallest mughal garden in all three gardens. Spring comes naturally so the garden is made around this spring. You will find many types of flower there.
2. Chasmha Shahi ( Royal spring)It was built by governor of Shah Jahan and is located near Rajbhavan.It has an Iranian influence in art and architecture with design based on Persian Gardens.Built around the freshwater spring, which flows through its centre.That water, it was so pure, so gelid, glacial ,that just gave me Goosebumps when I initially stepped there.But the water was a boon!!