Kashmir is projected as a all season tourist location. Winters are beautiful, Summers are in full bloom each season having its own charm. But if its for the beauty of gardens, then summer is the best time. At the start of winter - gardens are not at their best, yet the beauty is for to see. Among the best gardens built by the Mugals on the banks if the Dal are the Nishat, Shalimar and the Chasma Shahi
The smallest of the gardens is the Chasma Shahi- Built by Shah Jahan for his Son Dara Shiko. The central attraction of this garden is a small spring, around which the garden is planned
Shalimar Garden- The biggest of all built for Nur Jahan by Jahangir
To me the best is the Nishat Gardens. Built right on the banks of the Dal Lake on one side and the snow clad Mountain ranges on the other, this is a the most beautiful ! Probably the beauty would be multifold in summer with water gushing through the many pools and all the fountains spewing up water.