Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore

Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore

The Shalimar Gardens (Punjabi, Urdu: شالیمار باغ‎), sometimes written Shalamar Gardens, is a Mughal garden complex located in Lahore, Pakistan. Construction began in 1641 AD (1051 AH) and was completed the following year. The project management was carried out under the superintendence of Khalilullah Khan, a noble of Shah Jahan’s court, in cooperation with Ali Mardan Khan and Mulla Alaul Maulk Tuni. The meaning of the name Shalimar remains unknown, Russian scholar Anna Suvorova in her book “Lahore: Topophilia of Space and Place” has asserted that it is certainly an Arabic or Persian name since a Muslim King would never use a Sanskrit or Hindu name for a royal garden. The Shalimar Gardens are located near Baghbanpura along the Grand Trunk Road some 5 kilometers northeast of the main Lahore city. Shalimar Gardens draws inspiration from Central Asia, Kashmir, Punjab, Persia, and the Delhi Sultanate.

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The Shalimar Gardens (Punjabi, Urdu: شالیمار باغ‎), sometimes written Shalamar Gardens, is a Mughal garden complex located in Lahore, Pakistan.

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