The Badamwari Garden is located on the hills of Koh-e-Maran and is a great tourist attraction. It is a 300 kanals garden and has plenty of trees, flowers, and bushes. This garden is visited by a large number of nature lovers and visitors. There are no actual records about the construction of the garden. It is believed that the temple was built before the rule of Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin in the 14th century. A marvellous dome is built in the middle of the garden. In the ancient days, the people of Kashmir celebrated the harvest festival in the spring months. The Badamwari Garden is in full bloom during the spring season. The aura of the garden has fragrant airs and beautiful white flowers. During the past years, the garden lost its charm. Now the garden has been restored and is maintained by the Corporate Social Responsibility Heritage Trust. You will spend a wonderful time at the Badamwari garden. You can stroll along the walkways and watch beautiful flowers. An evening at the garden is really refreshing. You will feel awesome enjoying the scenic beauty of the garden. You will find flocks of tourists at the garden who come to watch the splendid garden.
The early bloom of flowers on Almond trees in the sprawling historic Badamwari garden in Shahr-e-Khaas has become a source of attraction for nature lovers and tourists, alike. Situated on foothills of Koh-e-Maran, the 300 kanals garden was dotted with trees, flowers, and cascades providing a soothing experience to the visitors. Historians maintain there was no record to suggest who laid the garden but they say it existed even before the rule of Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin in the 14th century. A well-covered dome in the garden is named after an Afghan ruler, Warris Shah. The bloom on the Almond trees heralded the spring and marked the New Year for Kashmiris. But with the passage of time, particularly during the past three decades, it has lost its glory. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and Heritage Trust, the garden was revived by the JK Bank and formally thrown open for public in 2008
That said, April to June is the most popular time for tourists to visit as the weather is cool and temperatures range between 10 degree Celcius and 30 degree Celcius.
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It’s thought that this garden existed as a vast almond garden from before 14th century. Given a complete facelift in 2008, it is one of Srinagar’s greatest hidden gems. Now beautifully landscaped, with vividly colored flowers in every corner, an open amphitheatre for cultural programmes, a restored well, meandering red brick pathways, a small pond and a dome to commemorate the old ruler, awareness about this garden is slowly growing
A water colour titled ‘Kashmiri’s enjoying almond blossoms at Badam Wari’ painted by eminent artist Dina Nath Wali in 1952 depicts families dressed in the traditional feran, enjoying the day out.
Near By Attraction
The Tomb of Sheikh Noor-ud-Din
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Distance between shrinagar railways station to badamwari garden54 min (18.0 km) via NH1
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Interesting facts about Yusmarg
Badam or almond trees grow all over the Valley, but the two gardens at Badam Bagh and Badam Wari at Hari Parbat went beyond beauty to become symbols of cultural, social and artistic celebrations.
Come spring and Badam Wari became the go-to place for all. Folk singers would perform, people carrying tea in traditional samovars and goodies in willow baskets would converge at the almond orchards.