Srinagar Tourism

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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

1The spectacular Tulip Festival, Srinagar
The spectacular Tulip Festival, Srinagar

Why: Straight out of the Bollywood movies! Take a romantic walk and admire the thousands of blooms spread over an astounding five hectares of land- creating a riot of reds, yellows, pinks, whites and the most spectacular of blues and purples. If this is not reason enough, visit the festival for their Kashmiri folk songs, local handicrafts, and authentic Kashmiri cuisine.

HolidayIQ reviewer Manoj says, “Srinagar is a good destination to visit in March. If you visit during March end to April 2nd week you can see the dazzling rainbow colours of the Tulip Festival.”

Carry warm clothes, effective sunscreen and a handy pair of sunglasses. Good footwear is essential while exploring the valley after the festival. eBay is the perfect one-stop solution for a quick purchase before heading over.

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2Try the Shikara ride on the Dal lake
Try the Shikara ride on the Dal lake

“Srinagar is known for its pristine natural beauty. There is also a tulip garden but it's not open all around the year. Hiking enthusiasts may climb up the hill overseeing the city to visit the Shankaracharya temple which provides a spectacular view of the city below.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Rohith Sivashankar.

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3Travelling My Trains Reinstated His Faith In Humanity
Travelling My Trains Reinstated His Faith In Humanity

The journey by Vivek Express from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari is a long one - around 76 hours. “I realised I had lost my my wallet and cameras when I reached Dibrugarh and felt this is the end. I was at the station without any cash in hand! But a kind co-traveller came forward and lent me 500 rupees,” says Bhandary. With this money, he managed to get off the railway station, file an FIR at the local police station, reached the bank, and managed to get through a friend who came and picked him up from the railway station.  “Kindness exists everywhere, especially where it is least expected," smiles Bhandary. He has another interesting story to share while travelling from Delhi to Katra, towards Baramulla - the last station in the North. “The journey in the Banihal-Baramulla was nerve-wrecking. There were practically no tourists,” says Bhandary. "I had to spend a night in Srinagar and didn’t have any place to stay. I bumped into a cop, who offered his place to say. Initially, I hesitated. But, we soon discovered our common interest in movies and music. We ended up being great friends. He cooked some delicious mutton and dal for me. Had it not been for him, I would have frozen to death,” remembers Bhandary.

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4For 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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5For flower power head to Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
For flower power head to Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Pratap Singh shares, “Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is to be found at the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains which are present on the banks of the Dal Lake, Srinagar. The garden is the most spacious one in Srinagar. Nearly 1. 3 million tulip bulbs comprising 70 varieties of various colours have been grown in the garden, the vast tulip garden overlooking the Dal Lake in the city.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Farman Ahmed says, “Whenever you go to Nathatop, you should pack a lot of woollens as well as practice walking around in gumboots so that we trip over lesser. Although nature is hardly biased towards anyone in particular, still the walk around Nathatop is highly recommended for the young and the strong since it is not comfortable for the aged people.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vikram Karmakar says, “Visiting Sonamarg is fun. Its a 4 hrs drive from Kashmir. For young enthusiasts who can walk on straight paths, just rent the boots and start walking towards the snow caped mountains.”

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Reviews (519)

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

Faza zainab

Faza zainab5.0/5

1 review

Srinagar

Weather was very awesome . And I saw the snow too. Food and Shopping: everything was sold at the reasonable price. Highlight of the trip: it was an awesome trip . I wish to visit their again

Recommended Duration in Srinagar

Number of days to spend in Srinagar as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

3.7%

2 days

25.9%

3 days

22.2%

4 days

26.9%

5+ days

21.3%

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.



Photos of Srinagar

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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