Achabal (Anantnag)

Achabal (Anantnag)

Things to do - general

Achabal (locally known as Achhval) is a town in Anantnag district, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Achabal is an important tourist place about 7 kilometres away from Anantnag. The place is notable for an ancient spring surrounded by a garden terraced and developed by the Mughals. The upper portion of the garden is called ‘Bag-e-Begum Abad’ developed by Malika Noor Jehan Begum in 1616 AD and renowned as Sahib Abad in which there is a Hamam (treasure of water) getting heat from a logical lamp (Tosnag).

Cascades and fountains have been erected by Mughal Emperors. A mosque standing in the garden is believed to have been constructed by Mughal Prince Dara Shikwah. Achabal was once the pleasure retreat of Empress Noor Jehan. A trout hatchery is also located nearby. Achabal is the site of a Mughal garden called Achabal Gardens.

Achabal is located at 33.68°N 75.23°E.It has an average elevation of 1936 metres (6352 feet) above mean sea level

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Culture and history info

Achabal has been a part of Kashmir kingdom during the 15th century AD. Previously it was under "Kashmiriyat" – a "social and cultural consciousness" of Kashmiri people was developed.

Mughal Emperors like Akbar, Mughal Emperor Jahangir, Sultan Said Khan of Kashgar, Sultan Ghiyas-ud-Din Zain-ul-Abidin, Mughal Empress Noor Jahan, Dara Shikoh and others have ruled this place.

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