Shalimar Garden a unique architecture which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1641 AD. It is located near Baghbanpura along the Grand Trunk road Lahore. The Shalimar garden is a masterpiece from the time of the Mughal civilization.
The Shalimar garden is famous for three terraces on different levels, a small canal to irrigate land and beautiful fountains. The gardens have five cascades, including the great marble cascade and Sawan Bhadoon, while the main buildings situated on the premises included Sawan Bhadum pavilions, Naqar Khana, Sleeping Chambers, Hammam, the grand hall, resting place, Khawabgah of Begum Sahib (the queen), Baradaries to enjoy the cool breeze produced by the surrounding fountains, Diwan-e-Khas-o-Aam, two huge gateways and minarets in the corners of the gardens.
In 1981, Shalimar Gardens was included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, under the UNESCO Convention concerning the protection of the world’s cultural and natural heritage sites in 1972.