360 Degree View From Pari Mahal, Kashmir
By Sumairha Mumtaz
Pari Mahal or The Angels’ Abode is a seven terraced garden located at the top of Zabarwan mountain range over-looking city of Srinagar and south-west of Dal Lake. The architecture depicts an example of Islamic architecture and patronage of art during the reign of the then Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
The Pari Mahal was built by Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh in the mid-1600s. It served as a library and an abode for him. It was further used as an observatory, useful for teaching astrologyand astronomy.(Wikipedia).
Currently parts of this not very well known monument are being used by Military. The monument stands in very dilapidated state with very less or no conservation.