Chashmashahi is the smallest of the three Mughal gardens of Kashmir. Meaning Royal Spring, this garden measures 108 m by 38 m and is above the Nehru Memorial Park. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan set up the Kashmir Chashma Shahi Mughal Gardens in 1632 AD. The garden is quite famous for spring of energizing digestive mineral water inside it. Chasma Shahi Garden of Kashmir, India, offers a striking view of the scenic Dal Lake and the neighboring mountains. The garden has a number of terraces, with several fountains built right through its center.
Apart from the three terraces and fountains, the other attractions of
Chashmashahi include an aqueduct and some waterfalls. The water for the
fountains comes from the spring. This water then goes through the floor
of the pavilion and falls over to the lower terrace, over a polished
black stone chute. Also, a number of fruits, flowers and chinar trees
grow in the garden, adding to its appeal. Near the garden is a small
shrine, the Chasma Sahibi with a fresh water spring. The Chashmashahi
garden is amongst the few others that charge an entrance fee. Recently,
a number of extensions were made to the garden.