Gardens in Punjab
Bansar Garden, Sangrur
Sangrur is situated on Ludhiana-Jakhal Railway line and is well connected by road with Patiala, Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Bathinda. The Banasar garden, in addition to its walking trails and plantations is famous for its marble Baradari (building with 12 doors), mini zoo and the old Diwan Khana which is a museum now and which stands out of the middle of a pool. It is decorated with carved marble slabs and four towers. One enters the Baradari through a bridge leading to a marble gate on the western side. Banasar garden is open to public now.
Aam Khas Bagh, Sirhind
Approachable by road both from Patiala and Chandigarh and by rail from Patiala. First built by Akbar, additions were made by Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Originally the garden was spread in an area of a mile and a half and was divided into parts AAM (public) and KHAS (private of the Emperor use). Rare plants of the Mughal period are still extant here.
Originally irrigated by the now dried up, rivulet Sirhind, the garden has a cluster of buildings including a Sard Khana (air-conditioned rooms).
Ram Bagh Garden, Amritsar
The home of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's summer palace, intersected by water channels fitted with fountains and golden fish, rare coniferous trees and herbal plants which do not normally grow in the plains of Punjab, is by far the best garden in Punjab.
Shalimar Garden Kapurthala
A beautifully well-laid compact garden with swimming pool and mausoleums of erstwhile rulers of Kapurthala is filled with piece and is a great spot for spending leisure time.
Bara Dari Garden, Patiala
State guest houses for foreigners and important Indian dignitaries used to be located here during the rule of the Patiala state. Its world famous Cricket Stadium, its fruits trees, specially the mangoes are very delicious. Huge colonial bungalows with large compounds are located all over. Unfortunately heavy traffic is taking a high toll of it.