|The beauty of the Shalimar Garden in Srinagar with towering mountains in the background (Prints / More photos)|
There are a number of beautiful, well laid gardens on the shore of the Dal Lake, with towering mountains on one side. These are collectively known as the Mughal Gardens, because the Mughals took a keen interest in setting up, maintaining and expanding these gardens. They have been well maintained, and are now one of the places that tourists come to visit and relax in; and these are not small gardens; they can be pretty large. This is a garden known as Shalimar Garden, a beautiful garden that has been made at multiple levels; with the towering mountain range at the back.