Nishat garden is the largest one of the Mughal gardens in Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake. Also known as "the garden of bliss", the Nishat gardens have the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop. Asaf Khan, the brother of Nur Jahan, designed the Kashmir Nishat Bagh in 1633 AD. Within the garden are ruins of some of the buildings dating back to the Mughal period. One of them is a double story pavilion enclosed on two sides with latticed windows. There is also a small spring behind the garden, known as Gopi Tirth. It is a source of supply of crystal clear water to the garden.
Nishat Bagh of Kashmir, India, offers a splendid view of the Dal Lake
as well as the snow capped Pir Panjal mountain range. The garden has
terraces, each representing a different Zodiac sign. There is also a
beautiful water channel flowing right in the middle of the garden. Other
attractions of the Nishat garden of Kashmir include its blooming
flowerbeds, trees, fountains, etc. You can also take a shikara ride at
the Nehru Park from the garden. A famous picnic spot, Nishat Bagh also
offers shopping facilities to its visitors. There are a number of
shopping stalls situated opposite the garden.