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Peaceful Shikara ride - less commercial

Peaceful Shikara ride - less commercial  Video Review
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Nagin Lake

Rahul Shankar
17th Jul 17

Dal lake at kashmir

Dal lake at kashmir  Video Review
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Dal Lake

Neha malhotra Malhotra
12th Apr 16

Dal lake for boating lovers

Dal lake for boating lovers  Video Review
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Dal Lake

Aman kumar
30th Dec 17

An awesome lake called Dal Lake!

An awesome lake called Dal Lake!  Video Review
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Dal Lake

Arvind Kumar
21st Jun 17

Nishat park

Nishat park  Video Review
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Nishat Bagh

Raheela Rashid
3rd Jun 17

Shalimar inside

Shalimar inside  Video Review
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Shalimar Gardens

Raheela Rashid
3rd Jun 17

Shalimar Mughal Garden, Srinagar

Shalimar Mughal Garden, Srinagar  Video Review
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Shalimar Gardens

Raheela Rashid
3rd Jun 17

Spend your Srinagar evening here

Spend your Srinagar evening here  Video Review
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Dal Lake

Rahul Shankar
17th Jul 17

Iqbal park Srinagar-good place to rest

Iqbal park Srinagar-good place to rest  Video Review
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Dr. Sir Mohammed Iqbal Park

Raheela Rashid
3rd Jun 17

Must visit the Temple

Must visit the Temple  Video Review
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Kheer Bhawani Temple

Er tarun Kuldeep
19th Mar 17

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Reasons to go to Srinagar

1A shikara ride on the Dal lake
A shikara ride on the Dal lake

HolidayIQ reviewer Rohith says, "Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu Kashmir and is known for its pristine natural beauty. One can reach Srinagar via flight or by buses from Jammu. The centrepiece attraction of this beautiful place is the famous Dal lake which has many house boats which provides good and exotic axcomodation."

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2Dal Lake
Dal Lake

This place is regarded as the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is the second largest lake in the state. It is popularly called as 'Srinagar's Jewel' or 'Jewel in the crown of Kashmir'. This place is also ideal for fishing along with water plant harvesting. During the winter season, the temperature at the destination falls below Zero Celsius, which freezes the Dal Lake.

HolidayIQ Traveller Aqib says, "It was romantic especially the boat ride and then the music at Zabarwaan. I suggest the travellers to spare some time and go full dal sight seeing - it will take them 2-3 hours but it will be worth more. The best time for whole sight seeing and shikara ride is in the evening, however at later evening under lights the lake appears very beautiful.The food is same everywhere however there is choice such as the Mughlai type food, the Vaishno type food, Chinese etc. No particular suggestions for that. However you will be lucky to taste the kashmiri roasted corn (butta), its good. Make sure its from local Kashmiri farm."

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3Hollywood Bakery, Srinagar
Hollywood Bakery, Srinagar

Bakeries in Srinagar are a perfect breakfast spot. Tsot, sheermal and kulchas are delicious and a must have. Accompany these with a cup of sheer, the salted tea. Hollywood Bakery on Residency road is famous for its plum cakes.

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4Butt's Clermont Houseboats, Srinagar
Butt's Clermont Houseboats, Srinagar

 Moored in a sheltered corner of Dal Lake, the five houseboats offer stunning views of the placid waters and surrounding snow-covered peaks. The boats and the view from themare experiences you are sure to cherish for a long time. They claim that the essence of their endeavour is peace with rest. HolidayIQ Traveller Jayant recommends Butt’s Clermount Houseboats at Srinagar.

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5For its beautiful Tulip Garden
For its beautiful Tulip Garden

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Pratap Singh adds, “Colourful variety of tulips in one sight; During the spring Tulip festival held in Srinagar (Usually from 2nd weekend of April to end of April Month) you can't miss Tulip Garden. Everything amazing, beautiful colors which you can appreciate and take awesome pics. Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is found in the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains that are present on the banks of the Dal Lake, Srinagar... Nearly 1. 3 million tulip bulbs comprising 70 varieties of various colors grow in the garden. The vast tulip garden overlooks the Dal Lake in the city.

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Reviews (517)

Jamil Ahmed

Jamil Ahmed5.0/5

2 reviews

Srinagar

Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Chasme Shahi, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Apple Gardens, Saffron fields. Food and Shopping: We enjoyed clean and tasty food provided in Houseboat and Stream Hotel. Highlight of the trip: Happy and satisfied kids with snow enjoying

Syed salahuddin

Syed salahuddin5.0/5

1 review

Srinagar

Spending time in Srinagar or in any part of Kashmir are such a great moments that I can't express. Their hospitality is awesome . Simply love Kashmir, my dream land. My paradise

Srinagar Overview

History of Srinagar

Srinagar being the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on the banks of Jhelum River. The city of Srinagar is one of India’s popular tourist attractions because of its historic gardens, beautiful houseboats, meandering river and pleasant climate. Srinagar is packed with enthralling valleys and surrounded by lush green hills.

The city of Srinagar was founded almost 2000 years ago, by King Pravarasena II. After the emergence of Mauryan Empire, they took over Kashmir and the then Mauryan emperor, Ashoka introduced Buddhism in Srinagar. After the rule of Mauryas, Srinagar was under the influence of many other territories, religions and political backgrounds.

People and Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a blend of many religion and culture. Though Islam is the most prevalent religion in Srinagar, Hinduism and Buddhism are also widespread in the city. Kashmiri language is widely spoken and the Kashmiri Pandits speak in Hindi.

Ramzan, Eid, Kheer Bhawani Festival, Navroz and many other festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show. Tulip Festival is also the main festival that is celebrated here.

Things to Do in Srinagar

There are many places to see in Srinagar and hence the city has lots of tourists all year round. Dal Lake, popularly called ‘Srinagar’s Jewel’ is one of the popular sightseeing in Srinagar. The placid Dal Lake is famous for its houseboats and it acts like a mirror to the misty snow capped Peak of Pir Panjal Mountains. Mughal Gardens is one of the must visit Srinagar attractions. The garden has fountains, flower beds and terraced lawns which make it all the more pretty.

From the list of places to visit in Srinagar, Amarnath Cave is one of the prime attractions. Said to be 5000 years old, the cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the religious places for the Hindus. Other Srinagar places to visit are Yousmarg, Shankaracharya Temple and Nishat Bagh. The list never really ends when it comes to Srinagar tourist places.

Food and Shopping in Srinagar

Besides Srinagar sightseeing, there are other things to do in Srinagar. When it comes to food, Sheermal and Baqerkhani are must haves. These breads are served in almost all bakeries around Srinagar. You must also not leave the city without having tasted the traditional meal of Srinagar called Wazawan.

For all those who are into shopping, Srinagar has lots in store for you. Pashmina shawls, handmade carpets, papier mache products, antiques, saffron are some of the must buys from the city. Many of the shops in the main city of Srinagar sell these items.

Accommodation in Srinagar

For transport options and how to reach Srinagar, travellers have lots of alternatives! One can choose to travel to Srinagar by train, by flight, by bus or by train depending on your budget and preferences. There is no scarcity of accommodation in Srinagar as well. One can opt to stay in the famous houseboats or accommodate in hotels, guesthouses or resorts. There are a number of hotels in Srinagar that are in close vicinity of famous places in Srinagar. Plan Srinagar tour early this season and book a place of accommodation well in advance.



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Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

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Kashmir - a must visit
Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

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Mohammad maaz ahmad

Kashmir - a must visit
Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

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Rk naidu

Cool Kashmir
Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

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Rk naidu

Cool Kashmir

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