Rishi Vatsyayana, the writer of the erotic treatise, Kamasutra takes up the case of a well-groomed garden and considers it to be a must in the house of a cultured person.
Perhaps the oldest reference to garden in Indian culture dates back to the epic Ramayana. It talks about Ashok Vatika and goes in details describing the trees, fruits, flora and fauna of the place. But it was under the Mughals that gardens in India saw a major efflorescence and they started upon a quest to build them in large numbers.
The Mughals had a great love for natural beauty and sought it enhance through creating gardens in picturesque spots with running water based on the principles of Chahar Bagh or Paradise Garden. Kashmir was especially loved and some of the finest Charbagh water gardens were created here. Shalimar, Nishat, Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, Achabal, Verinag together are known as Mughal Gardens.
Flowers blooming everywhere
One of the most magnificent and meticulously maintained Gardens in India. Mughals Gardens in the precincts of the President’s house in New Delhi draws its inspiration from the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, the gardens around the Taj Mahal and even miniature paintings of India and Persia. It was designed in 1917 but the plantings were done in 1928-29 and has 159 varieties of roses, 70 varieties of seasonal flowers and 50 varieties of trees. Click Here