Soaked in pristine natural beauty, Srinagar is a famous tourist destination in Kashmir, the heaven on earth. From lovely lake to colourful flowers, snow capped mountains and rich culture, Srinagar has it all to leave the tourists mesmerized. It is a great destination for honeymooners, leisure seekers and adventure enthusiasts.
Major attractions of Srinagar
Reflecting the glory of the Mughal Era, Mughal Gardens in Srinagar is the most popular attraction. It encompasses three gardens namely Chashm-E-Shahi, Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Gardens. Teeming with beautiful and colourful flowers, flawlessly manicured and offering wonderful views of the surroundings, these gardens are a perfect place to get rejuvenated.
Sprawling across 8 km in length and 4 km in width, the stunning Dal Lake is surrounded with snow capped mountains offering arresting views. You can enjoy a shikara ride (traditional boats) on the lake. Watching sunset on the lake is a sight to behold. The edges of the lake are lined with houseboats where you can even enjoy a stay.
It is a lovely lake with placid water and is surrounded with amazing flowerbeds and groves of chinar, willow and poplar.
Built by Sultan Sikandar in 1400 AD, the Masjid reflects architectural beauty and arresting artwork. It boasts of around 370 wooden pillars. It’s a great place to visit.
Located on the Takht-e-Suleiman hill, Shankaracharya Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is highly revered by the Hindus and is the oldest temple in the Kashmir valley.
Shopping in Srinagar
Explore the bazaars of Srinagar for the famous Pashmina shawls, papier mache products, antique silver jewellery, dry fruits and carpets.
How to reach
Sheikh ul Alam airport in Srinagar offers flights to the major cities of India. It is also well connected by road to the nearby cities.