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Mughal Gardens Kashmir is a repository of the largest collection of Mughal Gardens in the subcontinent. Though these Mughal gardens exist in their original layout and setting, human intervention and vicissitudes of time have resulted in distorting the historical character of these gardens.

The growth of tourism industry has created a distinct constituency of historical garden lovers who have organized themselves into garden societies throughout the developed world. These special tourists travel to countries that contain the historical garden treasures.

Keeping in mind inevitability of their preservation for posterity, the Department of Floriculture, current custodians of all the Mughal gardens, requested INTACH to prepare strategies for the conservation of these gardens. In 2005, INTACH was asked to prepare a comprehensive physical documentation for the three prominent Mughal gardens of Kashmir, i.e., Shalimar, Nishat and Acchabal gardens with a view to develop conservation and management strategies, and now more recently, the Chashma Shahi Garden has also been added to the above list. The conservation strategies are aimed at restoring these gardens as well as adapting them for their current use as public recreational sites. It is hoped that these restoration and management strategies, once in place, can be tools for the effective maintenance and upkeep of all the Mughal gardens, making a visit to them a pleasurable experience. Following the development of these conservation strategies and proposals, the INTACH, J & K Chapter have been appointed to provide consultancy for the restoration of the various architectural elements within these gardens. The status of the projects is as under:

i. Implementation of the restoration of the baradari and retaining walls and water channel at Nishat Bagh.

ii. Implementation of the restoration works at Achabal Bagh, comprising the water channel, pools, fountain system, retaining walls and pavilions.

iii. Implementation of the restoration works at Verinag, comprising water channel and retaining wall,

iv. Implementation of the restoration works at Shalimar Bagh, comprising Mughal hammam, water channel, pools, retaining walls, Pink and Black Pavilion and the gateways.

 

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