SHALIMAR GARDENS A presentation by Ahmad Tariq Bhatti Lahore
INTRODUCTIONShalimar Gardens is undoubtedly a master-piece of Mughalarchitecture. It was built during the reign of Shahjahanaround 1641 AD. The time spent for the construction of thegardens is told approximately 1.5 years. Its beautiful trees,graceful arches, flowering shrubs, magnificent pavilions andfountains, intricate fretwork on the walls, delicate marble worksand impressive architecture have refreshing effect on its visitor.The cost of construction of the gardens and adjacent buildingswas around 6 lakh rupees. The land area covered by the gardens isaround 80 acres.