Pari Mahal' or 'Fairies Abode' is situated on a hillock overlooking the beautiful Dal Lake. It is set amid palace ruins high above the lakeshore. This terraced arched garden was built by Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in mid-seventeenth century. The Pari Mahal garden is located atop Zebanwan mountain, southwest of Dal Lake and approximately 5 km west of the center of Srinagar. It consists of six terraces aligned roughly north-south, with its uppermost point at its southern end, and arched retaining walls supporting the terraces against the mountain. It was used as an observatory for the teaching of astrology and astronomy. At night the beauty of this historic beautiful monument is enhanced by the illumination of lights.
Srinagar is well connected by roadways, you can easily reach here by buses and taxis. Jammu Tawi is the closest railhead to this place. You may then travel by shared taxis, or buses. Sheikh-ul-Alam Airport or more commonly known as the Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport to this place. It is a five-minute drive from Cheshmashahi, Srinagar.