The Heart of Kashmir
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Kashmiri, Urdu
3 Days
April to October
Sheikh ul Alam Airport
7℃ to 13℃

Srinagar Tourism

This heaven on earth rests in the valley of the mighty Himalayas along the banks of the Jhelum River. Mother nature decorated this place so fiercely its beauty has been praised since ancient times. Srinagar is one of the favorite tourist destinations in India and is known for the Mughal gardens, the rare Pashmina products, the unforgettable Shikara rides through Dal Lake and the breathtaking view that one encounter in every direction. The clean air, the lush green, the snowcapped hills, and the refreshing streams can all bewitch you into a trance, and lets you forget the chaos of your daily lives, making a mark on your soul.

Attractions

Wular Lake

1.Wular Lake

39 kilometres from city centre

The Wular Lake is known for its unique beauty as well as its distinctive geographical nature. The Lake has formed on the tectonic plates that it va...

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Baramulla

2.Baramulla

25 kilometres from city centre

Baramulla is one of the 22 districts of Jammu & Kashmir right next to Srinagar; a beautiful place along the banks of Jhelum River. The Baramull...

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Chinar Park

3.Chinar Park

4 kilometres from city centre

Chinar Park is a recent addition to the tourist attractions in Srinagar. This is a public park where you can enjoy playing in the water, evenings i...

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Jamia Masjid

4.Jamia Masjid

2222 kilometres from city centre

A unique mosque built in the Indo-Saracenic architecture attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists equally to enjoy the tranquil courtyards and c...

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Khanqah of Shah Hamdan

5.Khanqah of Shah Hamdan

1 kilometres from city centre

One cannot spot a Sufi shrine that often, and definitely not one with strong Persian architecture features in India except for this unique building...

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Shikara Ride

6.Shikara Ride

4 kilometres from city centre

This is something you should not miss when you visit Srinagar. The Shikaras are the small rowing boats with a decorated roof and cozy seats seen in...

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Shankaracharya Temple

7.Shankaracharya Temple

4 kilometres from city centre

This Siva temple is located on top of the Thaky-e-Suleiman hill, at a height of 1100ft. This is one of the oldest Hindu shrines in Kashmir. It has ...

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Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

8.Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

8 kilometres from city centre

This romantic garden is set to get you flabbergasted, with its snow-capped mountain backdrop and the multi-coloured blankets of Tulips reaching for...

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Hazratbal Shrine

9.Hazratbal Shrine

7 kilometres from city centre

The Hazratbal shrine is the only mosque in Kashmir to have a domed roof like the typical mosques of India and is considered the holiest in Kashmir....

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Mughal Gardens

10.Mughal Gardens

10 kilometres from city centre

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Char Chinar

11.Char Chinar

7 kilometres from city centre

This is a beautiful tiny island on the Dal Lake also known by the names Rupa Lank. The name literally means four Chinar trees, and these trees are ...

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Shalimar Bagh

12.Shalimar Bagh

10 kilometres from city centre

Along the banks of the famous Dal Lake lies this so-called adobe of love a token o love for his beloved wife Nur Jahan from the Mughal ruler Jahang...

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Pari Mahal

13.Pari Mahal

7 kilometres from city centre

This seven-terraced garden was built by the Mughal prince Dara Shikoh, son of Sah Jahan, dedicated to his Sufi teacher. This is as much as a monume...

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Nishat Bagh

14.Nishat Bagh

9 kilometres from city centre

This is another Mughal gardens in the banks of Dal lake, on the slopes of the Mt Pir Panjal. This twelve terraced beauty was designed by Mughal pri...

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Chashm-E-Shahi

15.Chashm-E-Shahi

8 kilometres from city centre

This is one of the three main Mughal gardens in Srinagar; equally beautiful as the others. A Char Bagh created by the renowned Shah Jahan in 1632. ...

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Dachigam National Park

16.Dachigam National Park

23 kilometres from city centre

The northernmost wildlife reserve in India lies about 22 km from Srinagar. The Dachingam is home to the endangered Hangul dears a variety of red de...

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Nagin Lake

17.Nagin Lake

5 kilometres from city centre

Nagin Lake is a smaller tributary of the Dal Lake, known by the name the Jewel in the Ring. This serene Lake could be enjoyed best by a Shikara rid...

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Nehru Garden

18.Nehru Garden

5 kilometres from city centre

This designed landscape is the perfect spot to enjoy the tranquillity of the Dal Lake while lazily walking through the grass along the Valley of Za...

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Anantnag

19.Anantnag

52 kilometres from city centre

It is the adjacent district to Srinagar, and the city is just two hours journey. There are exciting tourist spots like Martand Sun temple, Amarnath...

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City Shopping

20.City Shopping

2370 kilometres from city centre

Shopping is an adventure here in Srinagar, because of the vibrant varieties and outstanding quality of the products anyone would be extremely thril...

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Sri Pratap Singh Museum

21.Sri Pratap Singh Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

This museum was once the summer palace to the rulers of Kashmir. Now it has a wide collection of handicrafts and archaeological artifacts with the ...

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Dal Lake

22.Dal Lake

248 kilometres from city centre

Dal Lake is the Jewel of Srinagar, that shines brilliantly when the first rays of the sun escaping the mighty Himalayas hits its surface. The view ...

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When to visit....?

Resting in the Himalayan valley the winters here are really strong. The best time to visit Srinagar would be from April to October that is the whole of the summer and the beginning of the winter. This place does not receive much of the monsoon rain hitting other parts of India. 

The summer here stretches from April to September, which is really pleasant and perfect as the green is really thriving in this time of the year making the landscapes even more beautiful. The temperature in summer varies from 14°C to 30°C.

 

The winter begins with October and ends by March when the temperature goes from -4°C to -15°C.

 

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How to reach

Srinagar is the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir so it is well connected to other parts of India by all three modes of transportations, by air by road and by rail.

How to Reach by Flight

Sheik AL Alam airport in Srinagar is an international airport and has flights connecting cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chandigarh. The airport is located just 15 km from the city centrre.

How to Reach by Train

To reach Srinagar by train one has to get to the Jammu Tiwa or the newly opened Udhampur station, which are about 293 km and 229 km respectively. Both these stations are well connected to other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta etc. Once you get there you can easily hire cabs or public buses that would take you Srinagar.

How to Reach by Bus

The State Government bus network in Srinagar is well connected to all the tourist destinations and are the most economical option to get around. The State buses also connect the Nearest cities as well. There are seasonal bus services to Srinagar intended for Tourists from other major destinations like Delhi, Jammu, Gulmarg Leh etc.

How to Reach by Road

Srinagar has a well-connected road network connecting major cities of India like Delhi (876 km), Chandigarh (646 km), Leh (424 km) and Jammu (258 km). The bus and cab services are well efficient to meet the needs of tourists headed here.

How to travel within

Public bus services cover the major tourist spots, cabs are available for hiring and rickshaws are also available for shorter distances. Shikaras are another enjoyable option to move around in Srinagar as most of the destinations are around the Dal Lake.

Drink & Dine...

The Srinagar cuisine is as unique as its landscape. Some dishes are a part of the lifestyle itself. The variety of dishes are overwhelming that it is not easy to taste all of them, so try to enjoy as much as you can when you are here. 

 Wazwan: a special occasion meal with 36 dishes (Some of the major restaurants prepare it and if told in advance some Shikara owners will also serve it).

Rogan Josh: A gravy dish made with mutton.

Shab Degh: A dish made with Lamb and turnip.

Seekh Kababs: snack made of meat

Phirni and Kahwa: sweet desserts. 

Walnut chutney

Kashmiri Pulao: a Rice dish with dry fruits.

Roghni Chamman: Paneer in hot gravy

Sheer or noon chai: salted tea.

Tsot, Lava, Kulcha: varieties of local breads.

Srinagar Itinerary

Day 1: Early morning walks along the banks of Dal Lake, visit the Mughal garden- Chasam-e-shah, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Pari Mahal and the Tulip Garden. Enjoy shopping in the Srinagar markets in the evening. 

Day 2: Visit the Shankaracharya Temple, Juma Masjid in the forenoon. Take a Shikara ride to the Challi point. Enjoy the evening trying the unique cuisine of Srinagar.  

Day 3: Take a cab or bus to Gulmarg (about 1.5 hrs away). Enjoy Skiing (some of the finest ski resorts in India) or cable car rides.

 

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