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Tomb Garden of Emperor Jahangir

 
Catalogue
Mughal Gardens
City
Lahore
Country
Pakistan
Dates
1627
Authors
Abdul Rehman;
Munazzah Akhtar

Description

Jahangir’s tomb lies in the middle of Bāgh-i Dilkusha, a garden previously laid out by his wife, the empress Nur Jahan (r. 1627–1658) right on the bank of Ravi. (Mutamad Khan, “Iqbal Nama-e-Jahangiri,” in History of India, ed. Elliot, 6:436)

The tomb was constructed on orders of Shah Jahan after his father's death in Kashmir in 1627. It took ten years to complete. The tomb is entered through a lofty gateway set in the middle of the Akbari sarai’s eastern wall. The walled enclosure, measuring six hundred gaz square (almost 550 yards square), is divided into four chahārbāghs. Walkways and water channels 20 gaz wide follow these subdivisions in symmetrical pattern. Water for the garden was supplied by eight large wells outside the enclosure wall. Currently, massive restoration work is underway.

 
Catalogue
Mughal Gardens
City
Lahore
Country
Pakistan
Dates
1627
Authors
Abdul Rehman;
Munazzah Akhtar