Yadavindra Garden or Pinjore Gardens, Panchkula, Haryana

The Yadvindra Garden is also named as Pinjore Gardens which is a Mughal garden. At Pinjore, Mughal gardens lie at a distance of 22km away from Chandigarh. This is oldest garden on highway of Ambala-Shimla in North India. It bears linkage to ancient and old Aryan times. Near garden, ancient baths and Bhīma Devi Temple ruins are seen. Within garden, Shish Mahal, Jal Mahal and Rang Mahal are built palaces of garden. It is built by Fidai Khan in 17th century AD. It is a popular spot for picnics.

Interesting places are plant nursery, local and stone craft, and hilly terrains. Ghaggar River flows in valley. A mini zoo, Japanese garden, picnic lawns and historic monuments are present inside garden. It can be seen that after dusk there is switching on of fountains, on weekends especially. At the time of Baisakhi that is Spring Festival during April and Mango Festival during July and June, there is organization of special programs in garden. Shapely cypresses, dense and palm, mango tree groves comprise flora of garden.

7 garden terraces descend to distance instead being ascended very unlike different Mughal gardens. It spreads across an expanse of 100 acres. Planning of the garden was on classical pattern of Charbagh by Nawab Fidai Khan who was foster brother of Aurangzeb, Mughal Emperor and architect. It was built by rulers of Patiala dynasty. It was done according to Mughal-Rasjasthani style. The name of this garden is dedicated to Yadvinder Singh Maharaja of Patiala.

Tourist importance:

Rang Mahal (Painted Palace), Jal Mahal (Palace of Water) and Shish Mahal (Palace of Glass) were all constructed in accordance to instructions of the Nawab. Beautiful pavilions and fountains adorn garden’s sloping ground. Garden’s middle has water channel. Inside water channel, fountains have been located. Along both channel sides there are walkways. Green grass stretch and trees hugely grown line walkways. Total garden is viewed from pavilion that is huge.

Nearest airport, train, bus, and road:

You can visit this place by bus, taxi, auto-rickshaw, or cycle –rickshaw. Those who want to visit the place being outside country or state they can go by flight or train respectively.