Himayat Bagh

Himayat Bagh is a 17th century garden which now houses a fruit research center and nursery, which is a part of Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani (Maharashtra). It is located near Delhi Gate in the Rauja Bagh area of ​​Aurangabad. It is a sprawling complex spread over 300 acres (1.2 km2), naturally lush and known as the Mughal Gardens in olden days.

Mughal Period

During Aurangzeb’s time, the Khijri Lake extended the entire length of the northern wall, (extending from today’s Salim Ali Lake to the Begampura / Tomb) but the breathing and dampness proved unhealthy and Aurangzeb immediately ordered the portion in front of his palace (Qila-e.-Ark) filled in and converted into a field. should be done This reclaimed area was later developed by an official of Aurangzeb’s court into a Mughal garden (now known as Himayat Bagh), which contained many fruit trees of various varieties for the royal court and its officials.

Bara Dari
Himayat Bagh also has Bara Dari built by Ewaz Khan. A covered aqueduct runs through one of the buildings, and the ancient water descends into a rectangular trough with several fountains below in the shower.[2] An amazing feat of engineering that includes an underground water chamber; It created a natural air conditioner that cooled the entire area while it was working. It is now defunct, but the system still exists and is worth studying. Barra Darri now houses the offices of the Fruit Research Centre.

Present Tense

Himayat Bagh is a tourist attraction due to its greenery and cool climate. Visitors can see various plants and trees in the nursery, which are being researched.

Visitors are able to purchase plants grafted by an experienced local mali (gardener) in the gardens. There are plants ranging from tamarind to mango and by looking at those plants you can see what the tree looks like when it is fully grown. Due to the ongoing underground sewer pipeline work by the Municipal Corporation, the historical wall on the northern side of this beautiful place has been cracked. VNK University vacated the Summer Palace after Sakal newspaper took notice. This palace is rare and half underground. The water flowing on all sides of this octagonal palace makes the temperature inside the palace 5 degree centigrade low than the outside temperature.

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