The Pleasure Gardens of Pinjore, now renamed as Yadavindra Gradens at the foothills , of Shivalik hills, are 20 kms. From Chandigrah, and 12 kms from Kalka.The superb scenic beauty of the place has been a centre of great attraction for Maharajas,saitnts and common folks alike .
in ancient times Pandavas came and stayed here during their exile.They built a temple and bath here .Draupadi is said to have used this same bath . in the memory of this visit of the Pandavas,the village came to be known as Panchpura.Pinjore is belived to be the curruped from of Panchpura.
The present garden was built by Nawab Fidai Khan. Governor of the Punjab during Aurangzab’s reign.He was so fascinated by scenic that he at once decided to have a terraced garden as his pleasure reaort.The garden contains seven descending terraces, with an ornamental waterway flowing down the centre and flanked by well laid out lawns and gardens. Overlooking the water course are the three pleasure places-Sheesh Mahal,Rang Mahal and Jal Mahal. The sesh Mahal’s ceiling has numerous mirror pieces encased in geometric patterns.Its windows opening over the waterways offer a beautiful scene of the garden.
The gardens are open down dawn to late night, and accommodation is available in the Rang mahal and Sesh Mahal or in the Guest Hoses within the gardens .Adjacent to the gardens ,is a motel with air-conditioned rooms,a banquet hall and a conference room.