View from the nautch bungalow, Shalimar.
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Shalimar Bagh was built by Jahangir (r.1605-27) for his wife Noor Jahan in 1616. One of the few surviving Mughal gardens, it was based on the persian charbagh plan. This garden is most secluded, reached by a tree-lined canal. It is divided into three parts- the public part, private garden for the Emperor and the zenana-laid out in ascending terraces. The entire garden is divided by a wide stream that comes from the mountains and runs the entire length of the garden, surrounded by fountains and water chutes.