Srinagar is a beautiful hill resort in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Apart from the
appealing natural beauty, there are many tourist attractions which you must appreciate
during your Srinagar vacation.
Developed by the rulers of the Mughal dynasty, these landscaped gardens consist of
Chashmashahi Garden, Nishat Garden and Shalimar Garden. These gardens are very
pleasent and perfect for being a holiday / picnic spot.
A jewel and most important sightseeing place of the city, Dal Lake offers a pictorial
backdrop with mountains on three sides. Taking Shikara rides and staying in the
houseboats (that stand lining its edges) is a must. So, make sure you take Shikara rides
during your Srinagar travel.
Another beautiful lake of the city, which is surrounded with manicured flowerbeds and
groves of Chinar, popular and willow.
Situated on the Takht-e-Suleiman hill, the Shankaracharya Temple is an ancient temple
dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to be the oldest Hindu shrine of the Kashmir
Located opposite to the Nishat Bagh on the banks of Dal Lake, the Hazratbal Shrine
houses the Moi-e-Muqqadus (preserved sacred hair) of Prophet Mohammad. It is one of
the most popular and shrines in the city, revered by Hindus as well as Muslims.
Best Time for Holidaying in Srinagar
Before booking Srinagar holiday package, you must be aware of the climate and
weather of Srinagar. Like, other places of Kashmir valley, Srinagar enjoy a pleasant
climate and therefore, travelers love to visit the city throughout the year. However, the
best time to admire the beauty of Srinagar is from the month of April to October. During
this period, people can admire the real beauty of this city as the whole valley gets
covered with blossoms. So, be careful and plan your Srinagar tour accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Srinagar
Srinagar is truly a shopper's paradise where you can explore a number shopping
attractions. In fact, a Srinagar trip won't leave you mesmerized but also but also
introduce you with its wonderful arts and crafts. Srinagar has an abundance of
handicrafts which are known for their exquisite work and uniqueness. Some of the
unique items you can buy back home from Srinagar are Carpets, dry fruits (Apricots,
figs, dates and raisins), Silk and Tweeds, Pashmina Shawls, exclusive Papier Mache
products, Brassware, Woodwork, Silverware and Copperware, Wall hangings, and
Chain Stitch Embroidery, many other things. Lal Chowk, Residency Road, Badshah
Chowk and Polo View Markets are some of the famous markets in Srinagar.
Explore Options to Reach Srinagar
Srinagar is easily accessible from other parts of India through all means of
transportations (Air, Rail and Road). Read on to know how you can reach Srinagar
before booking Srinagar holiday packages.
Srinagar Airport has operates regular domestic flights to Leh, Chandigarh, Jammu and
Delhi and occasional international flights. Moreover, a number of private and public
airlines operate out of Srinagar.
Srinagar railway station or Nowgam railway station connects the city to other major
cities of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Presently, services are offered to
Baramulla and Banilal. The railway station is just 8 KM away from the city centre.
The Srinagar city is well connected by many highways, including the National Highway
1D and National Highway 1A.