Bagh-e Safa

 
Catalogue
Mughal Gardens
City
Kallar Kahar
Country
Pakistan
Dates
1519 16th century
Authors
Abdul Rehman;
Munazzah Akhtar

Description

During his first campaign in 1519, Babur crossed the Indus river and was struck by the beauty of the Kallar Kahar lake and the Salt Range in the background. The site lies 20 miles (ten kos) north of Bhera and five miles from Malot. It enjoys a good climate, hills, a large lake, peacocks and an abundance of locat trees. Babur described it as a very charming place with good air. He laid out the Bagh-e Safa on the southwest side of the lake. Traces of this garden still exist, including a rock-cut platform (Takht-i Baburi) approached by steps, which was used for sitting.

 

Source

  • Court Chronicle, 16th century
Catalogue
Mughal Gardens
City
Kallar Kahar
Country
Pakistan
Dates
1519 16th century
Authors
Abdul Rehman;
Munazzah Akhtar