Achabal, Jammu And Kashmir: Achabal is a notified area committee town of Anantnag District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir of India. Perched at 33.68°N 75.23°E, Achabal has an altitude of 6350 feet above sea level. The town of Achabal in Kashmir is about 67 kilometres south of Srinagar town and 248 kilometres north of Jammu and is just 12 kilometres south of Anantnag – J & K State’s commercial and financial capital and the largest business hub and trading pivot of Kashmir and is the ‘rice bowl’ of Kashmir.
The Town of Achabal has been one of the popular places in Jammu and Kashmir State for just one reason – the Achabal Bagh or Achabal Mughal Garden - which was built in the 16th Century and is at its best even today. This site was chosen for the characteristic Mughal Gardens because of the perennial spring that flows through the town plus the cool weather owing to the hilly elevation of this place. The town of Achabal which is now was once a summer resort of the Mughal Empress Nur Jahan – wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Prior to the Achabal Garden, this town area was an Orchard Garden. It is curiosity that drives thousands of tourists to this town each year to see how a fragile thing such as a garden could survive so many centuries. The Achabal spring was mentioned in the ‘Nilmat Purana’ – the ancient Hindu texts – as ‘Achapal Nag’.