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

1For its grandeur
For its grandeur

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepashree Pai Raiker says, “Ancient temple with bird's eye view of Srinagar The ancient temple is worth the climb up several hundred steps. Not suited for the elderly people with heart or knee problems. Cameras are not permitted and tight security check is present. But the climb is worth it.”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Gaurang Kirtikar says, “Experience the Grandeur of Shankara After climbing the Shankaracharya temple you feel that it is worth the trouble. The majestic Shivling is more than 3 feet tall, I think. The temple is ancient. The peace and serenity and no 'dadagiri" of the Pandas/Pujaris is very welcome. One can peacefully spend time inside the temple without any disturbance. For Hindus, it is a must but others also can visit to see the Grandeur of the Shankara.” 

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2Srinagar To Udhumpur
Srinagar To Udhumpur

Sa’d Mohammad: Full of greenery and a pollution-free environment makes it a peaceful place and you just do not feel like leaving the place.

Sofea Hakim: The best way to travel is to go by road as the roads are good and very scenic. We had food from a local dhaba and had tea, which was made of sattu.

Budget stays: Grand Hotel

Mid-range stays:  New Lucky Star Group Of Houseboats

Luxury stays: RK Sarovar Portico

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3Dal Lake. Mughals didn't live here for no reason!
Dal Lake. Mughals didn't live here for no reason!

Book a houseboat here or choose to stay by the lake. The landscape here changes colour all through the day. Hop into a houseboat or try the Shikara ride and make room for forgetting about the world! 

Shiva Kumar on his stay with New Lucky Star Group Of Houseboats, "The New Lucky Star Group of Houseboats is located at a peaceful and safe place. Great hospitality. Staff are well-trained and rooms are very spacious with all modern amenities. Viewing of boat house lake facing and mountain facing. I definitely recommend this boat to all travelers."

Ever heard of a landscape that changes colour? 

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4Dal Lake,Srinagar
Dal Lake,Srinagar

Shikaras, the warm Kashmiri hospitality, floating markets, the splendour of the lake. Expect all these things from Dal lake - it never disappoints. Stay in a shikara and make it an experience to cherish.

Varun tells you just what it is all about: "The Dal Lake is located in Srinagar on boulevard road. It is a huge and fresh water lake. The shikara ride is must. Houseboats are also available for accommodation. Food is also available. Floating market is available on shikaras where Kashmiri made goods and saffron is sold."

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5Your very first taste of paradise: Srinagar
Your very first taste of paradise: Srinagar

Spend your afternoon sightseeing at the Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh. Spend the rest of your day indulging in local markets and visit Dal lake. 

What to Do: Srinagar is a beautiful city with the charm of the valley everywhere. The iconic Dal lake, the Shankaracharya Temple, the Hazratbal Shrine and the Mughal Gardens are a must visit.  

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Reviews (696)

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.



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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

Photo by

Rk naidu

Cool Kashmir

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