aamkhasbagh0141The Aam Khas Bagh (literally, garden of the ordinary and privileged) is the most visible reminder of Sirhind””s glorious past. A complex of palaces and gardens, it was used as a resting place by a succession of Mughal emperors and designed and renovated by many amongst them. It is most popularly associated with the reigns of Jahangir and Shah Jahan, but it was first laid by the revenue collector of Sirhind during Akbar””s rule. The walled garden was originally divided into two parts, the aam for the public and the khas for the royal family. Among the buildings is the Sard Khana built by Jahangir, kept cool by water channels flowing through its walls. He also built the tile-embellished Sheesh Mahal and the Hamam with its underground waterways. The palace, now in ruins, is attributed to Shah Jahan