Badshah Tomb

The Badshah Tomb marks the final resting place of the mother of the famous ruler of Kashmir, Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin (1421 AD to 1474 AD), in Srinagar. It has been erected on the plinth of an old Buddhist temple. An unusual five-domed brick structure, it is considered a unique piece of architecture, dating back to the 15th century. There are claims that it looks more like a structure from the Byzantine empire. The tomb is a peaceful place and provides a great view of the surrounding greenery from the top. When seen from the new Zaina Kadal (bridge), the city's oldest bridge, it forms an important part of the classic view of Old Town Srinagar.

River Jhelum flows near the Badshah Tomb. It is believed that Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin deliberately had the tomb erected next to a water body as per traditional Muslim beliefs, ceremonies, rites and rituals.

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Badshah Tomb

Sri Pratap Singh Museum

The Shri Pratap Singh (SPS) Museum used to be the summer palace of the maharajas who earlier ruled Kashmir. It is named after Maharaja Pratap Singh, the erstwhile ruler of Jammu and Kashmir. Started in 1898, it houses a large collection of handicrafts as well as archaeological artefacts from across the Union Territory.

 

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Sri Pratap Singh Museum

Hari Parbat Fort

Developed by Afghan governor, Atta Mohammad Khan, Hari Parbat Fort was built in the 18th century. On the western slope of the fort lies a shrine that is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. On the southern side of the hill is a Muslim shrine of famous sufi saint Khwaja Makhdoom Sahib, who is revered by people of all religions and faiths. At present, the fort is occupied by the Indian Army.

Hari Parbat Fort

Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal or the Palace of Fairies is a six-terraced garden that casts a shadow on the Dal Lake. Surrounded by colourful and beautiful flowers, the garden also boasts a small spring. It is quite different from other gardens in Srinagar as it does not have cascading waterfalls but a multi-terraced structure. Originally, it was planned as a sufi school by the eldest son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Dara Shikoh. The ancient monument, located on the mountain of Zabarwan, is known for the saffron that is grown here in the months of September and October.

Pari Mahal