When you think about gardens you probably start thinking about a colorful place that brings calmness to the mind and relaxation to the body. When you think about it, a garden is a form of art. It is a piece of art that humans can build from something that is completely natural and beautiful at the same time. It is a place you can go to when you want to clear your mind from the city and all those huge buildings, houses, cars, and millions of people.
Believe it or not, some cities do not even have their own nature park which can be quite depressing for the people living in it since it has been proven that humans feel better around nature, trees, green colors, and flowers. A well-kept park with hundreds of different trees, plants, and flowers in millions of colors is a must for any city that is far from the closest forest.
India is one of the few countries in the world that is still filled with green lands, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, so I wouldn’t say they are in a serious need for gardens. However, the people in India have the utmost respect for plants which is why they have built one of the most beautiful gardens in this world.
Their parks are so unique and well-cared for, we could even refer to them as a place to worship nature. This is a place where many people can go to relieve their stress, anxiety or depression by connecting with nature. It is known that India has had hundreds of different rulers throughout the previous centuries, but all of them had one idea in common. They all wanted to build luscious gardens filled with all kinds of amazing plants and flowers. Not only was this a place of beauty, but it was also used to grow the hundreds of different herbs that were used for healing or for cooking.
The same benefits apply to modern days too. Cities or urban areas can benefit a lot from a well-kept garden. By building one, the community will have access to more natural and nutritious foods, a place for people to socialize, creates a sustainable system, reduces carbon emissions and more. With so many trees and plants, there is a good chance that the quality of the soil is going to get better over time which can be beneficial for the city’s agriculture. By bringing in new plants, you create an environment where new animals can create their homes, effectively increasing biodiversity.
Now that you know about all the benefits the world sees from gardens, here are some of the most beautiful ones that you can find in India.
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Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar
We already mentioned that many of India’s rulers were in love with the nature their country offers, so here is the one built by Emperor Jahangir. The emperor wanted to please his queen so he envisioned a project where he would create a place with an incredible number of different trees. Five centuries ago, Jahangir decided to invest in it a bit more to enlarge it and then named it Farah Baksh which is another name for this garden. A few years after Jahangir, cam the Emperor Shah Jahan who was another lover of nature and arts. He decided that it should be enlarged again, but renamed it to Faiz Baksh.
This place is filled with natural magnificence, it is the perfect place for a romantic date. IT covers an area of about 31 acres, it is wide about 820ft and 1900ft in length. It is filled with different shaped bodies of water with multiple fountains and most pathways are surrounded by Platanus orientalis trees.
Hanging Gardens of Mumbai
This piece of land is also referred to as Pherozeshah Mehta and is located in Mumbai and was first built by Ulhas Ghapokar in the 1880s. They are resting at the top of Malabar Hill. It offers great scenery over the Arabian Sea and it is pretty famous for its incredibly accurate animal shaped hedges. Their cutting artists are truly amazing. However, after it was built it was uncared for more than a few decades. Fortunately, just a couple of years ago, the park went through some major reconstruction that returned its beauty back to its original state.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
Located just under the Zabarwan Hills, this park is one of the largest tulip plantations in whole Asia or maybe even the world. It covers an area of more than five hectares and it is filled with more than 70 different types of tulips and roses.
This is truly a beautiful place to visit, considering the view that it has over the Dal Lake and the amazing smell from the flowers. However, there are a bunch of other different plants you could find at this park. We recommend that you visit this place during the spring days as the flowers are at their peak at this time. If you want to gift someone red flowers as the ones in this garden, visit this website.
Also knows as the Yadavindra Gardens were built somewhere around the 1700s by Aurangzeb to create a summer retreat for himself and is located in Pinjore. The park is located right at the base of the Himalayas.
In this land, you can find several terraces that contain multiple water fountains, huge flowerbeds that spread from one side of the land to the other, beautifully built arched doorways and groves filled with food. Another interesting about this park that it features an open-air theatre on the lower terrace, where you catch one of the many fun events.
Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence location for the President of the country. The whole residence is a huge mansion that is with more than three hundred rooms, but the more amazing this is what’s in its “backyard”.
The land around the mansion is massive and is filled with large open spaces that are made into gardens. On this land, you can find a huge variety of flowers and is considered one of the more beautifully designed places in India.