Flanked by the Diwan-e-Khas and chinar trees, in the uppermost terrace of Shalimar Garden where the axial water channel flows through the Zenana garden, there are two small pavilions, the entry zone of the royal harem.
The Black pavilion, which has a three-tiered pyramidal roof derived from traditional Kashmiri wooden mosques, was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 17th century.
A baradari of black marble, the Black pavillion is encircled by a fountain pool. A double cascade falls against a low wall carved with small niches, behind the pavilion. Two smaller, secondary water canals lead from the Black Pavilion to a small baradari. The Black Pavillion has a lovely backdrop of the snow mountains, a befitting setting for the Bagh.