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Acchabal Fast Facts
- State: Jammu & Kashmir
- District: Anantnag
- Famous for/as: Garden
- Population: 5,835
- Language: Urdu
- Best Season: Throughout the year
- Local Transport:
J&K TDC Tel: [91-1954] 254-507, 254-424
National Informatics Centre, Srinagar URL - http://srinagar.nic.in/
NIC Srinagar: Ph. 0194-2472580, 2452182
Tourism Reception Centre Srinagar - +91-194- 2452691
Foreigner’s Registration Office - +91-194-2483588
National Informatics Centre, Anantnag: http://anantnag.nic.in/Tourism.htm
Acchabal, India Overview
Achabal is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Perhaps the most beautiful of springs is Achabal, which gushes out of the Sosanwar hill, and was once enlisted by the emperor Jehangir in the service of beauty and pleasure. It is said that the Breng river which disappears at Dewalgam in the fissures of the limestone is the real source of the Achabal spring.
Achabal is an important tourist place about 8 kilometres away from Anantnag. The place is fmous and attractivedue to an ancient spring surrounded by a garden terraced and developed by the Mughals. The place has got some historical background also. The upper portion of the garden is called 'Bag-e-Begum Abad' developed by Malika Noor Jehan Begum in 1620 AD and renowned as Sahib Abad in which there was a Hamam (treasure of water) getting heat from a logical lamp (Tosng).
Cascades and fountains erected by Mughal Emperors enhance the beauty of the spot. A mosque standing in the garden 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 famous Mughal garden called Achabal Gardens.
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Acchabal, India History
Achabal is a part of Kashmir kingdom during 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, etc. were notified people who ruled this place.
‘Tarik-i-Rashidi’ – a personal memoir of the Central Asian History was written by Turko-Mughal Military General Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat, who is a polyglot and a historical writer as well.