Surrounded by an arc of green mountains boasting a wide variety of flora; festooned with the beautiful Mughal gardens taking you on an enthralling journey of history and culture and the tranquil Dal Lake, Srinagar is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. Located on the banks of the mighty Jhelum River, a place of splendid natural beauty, Srinagar is rightly referred to as the ‘Land of Lakes and Gardens’. This beautiful place also boasts being one of the dream travel destinations for honeymooners and couples.
From terraced lawns and cascading fountains of the Mughal Gardens to the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas, Srinagar is home to many exotic locales that will leave you awestruck and mesmerized. The beautiful tourist destinations of Srinagar offer travellers the opportunity to experience the peace and tranquillity of the valley.
Don’t forget to taste the famous red apples and the juicy peaches brought to Srinagar from other parts of the valley, if you travel in August and September. You can also roam around the city of Srinagar and talk to the locals and enjoy their hospitality. Dine in the many restaurants and cafes in Srinagar and try the famous Kashmiri delicacy, "Wazwan".
Dal Lake, one of the top tourist attractions of the city, offers you the opportunity to lose yourself in the laps of nature. Taking a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake is a must-do activity; soak in the peace and serenity and experience some of the most panoramic and breathtaking views you’ll ever see. Decorated with colourful rugs and carpets, the rowboats will take you on a picturesque journey that will relax your mind and soul.
You can spend the night in the houseboats and visit the Floating Vegetable Market the next day to experience life in the lake. A visit to Srinagar incomplete without seeing the Hazratbal Shrine that boasts imposing architecture and spiritual ambiance. Nestled in the foothills of the Zabarwan ranges in Srinagar, the Nigeen Lake is one of the prime tourist attractions in the city that must not be missed. Hire a Shikara boat and enjoy the pristine beauty of this lake and the surrounding landscapes.
Apart from this, Srinagar’s top tourist attractions include the beautiful Mughal Gardens with flowering shrubs and enchanting water bodies. Truly captivating and delightful, these renown gardens boast exquisitely carved lawns, the massive spectrum of colourful flowers and stepped terraces. If you are on a family tour, you can enjoy a day picnic at these beautiful gardens. Thus, including Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Garden and Chashme Shahi Garden in your travel itinerary is highly recommended. Srinagar is also home to Asia's largest Tulip gardens. If you visit during the months of March and April, you can enjoy the spectacular views of these full bloom gardens.
Srinagar is a historical city and provides ample opportunities and attractions to history lovers to learn and explore. One such important place of interest is the 6th century Hari Parbat Fort or Kooh-e-Maran. Sri Sharika Temple, home to the city’s eighteen armed guardian goddess, is located inside the fort walls. Another important historic place of worship in Srinagar is the 18th-century mosque, the Khanqah Shah -i-Hamadan, which is widely considered to be the most beautiful mosque in Srinagar. The historical tour of Srinagar is incomplete without visiting the 15th Badshah Tomb and the exquisite Pari Mahal enhancing the beauty of Zabarwan Ranges.
The Shankaracharya Temple, situated at a height of 300 m atop a hill known as "Takht-e-Suleiman", is one of the most popular and revered Hindu pilgrimage destinations in Srinagar. Another important Hindu place of worship in Srinagar is the Kheer Bhawani Temple, established by Maharaja Pratap Singh in the year 1912 and located in Tulamula.
Set against the backdrop of gigantic hills wrapped up with umpteen orchids, this beautiful and enchanting summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir offers a plethora of tourist attractions like Dal Lake, Pari Mahal and Shankaracharya Temple. This popular tourist destination offers a plethora of things to do including shikara ride, staying in a houseboat, and trying Kashmiri delicacies.
Srinagar and all the jewels of Jammu & Kashmir tourism promise a holiday that you will never forget. Choose from our wide array of Srinagar holiday packages that are designed keeping your interest and budget in mind and make vacation here an even more unforgettable experience.
From budget travellers and backpackers to tourists who prefer a lavish and luxurious vacation, Srinagar has a wide variety of hotels for everyone. Houseboats are one of the best and exclusive accommodation options in Srinagar. The city also boasts luxury hotels and budget staying places.