Only a short distance beyond the
Hazratbal mosque, the
Nasim gardens, the 'garden of tepid airs' or 'garden of the morning
breeze', were built by the Mughal emperor Akbar after his conquest of
Kashmir in 1586. He had 1,200 Chinar trees planted in the garden, which is
the oldest of Kashmir's Mughal gardens.
Today it's used by an engineering college and is not kept up for the public like the other Mughal gardens in Srinagar . It is possible to camp in this garden, but permission has to be obtained from the Tourist Reception Centre.