Established as a Persian Charbagh by Babur in 1526, Ram Bagh may have been the first garden of its type in India. Much in need of restoration, the original layout of the four-part garden is still in evidence. Their narrowness here demonstrates that a Charbagh's water channels were originally intended for irrigation only. Charbagh's water channels were not regarded as the decorative features that they eventually became, for example, at the Taj Mahal.
By tradition, Babur was buried here for a short time, immediately following his death in 1630 but the first of the Great Mughals now lies in a grave in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Nearby is a similar garden, the Zahara Bagh which some believe was laid out even earlier.