Places to Visit in Srinagar

When you visit a new place then all you want is a proper guide of that place. It is always a better option to know about the places you will visit when you traveling to a new place. If you are planning a trip to Srinagar and you are confused about where to visit then this article helps you. This article will guide you and help you with the places that you must visit during your trip to Srinagar.

Must Visit Places in Srinagar

Apart from the attracting tourist spots Srinagar has a number of alluring places to visit.

Parihaspora
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Parihaspora

This famous and well known tourist destination is located nearly 24 km away from Srinagar. Parihaspora is located in Karewa land on the much known Srinagar-Baramulla road. This is famous as the city of stones. This is a Buddhist area. The place is quite interesting but generally people are not much aware of this place. The beautiful ambiance and the surroundings makes this place looks attractive. Tourists are generally not aware of this place or they decide not to visit this place since there are no other spots near this place. But that doesn’t make this place look even a little bit darker from the aspect of a being a tourist hub. If you have time in your hands then you must visit this beautiful place situated far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Challi Point

The next interesting placich you should visit in Srinagar is Challi Point. This beautiful place is a popular tourist hub. Both tourists and local people have been seen enjoying here. The major attraction of this spot is its beauty. The beautiful location of Challi Point pulls the crowd. Located in Boulevard Road near the vicinity of Dal Lake Challi Point is a popular tourist destination. The Sankaracharya hill on the background along with Dal Lake makes this place look amazing. If you are a photography lover then you will definitely get some of your best clicks in this area.

Challi Point


The Shikara ride that takes place in Dal Lake starts from this point. You will see all the beautifully decorated Shikaras parked in this area. There are small food joints attached to this place. Hence you can sit there for as long as you want. A cup of tea in your hands and the picture perfect view in front of your eyes is a deadly combination. You must try this when you visit Srinagar. The best time to visit this place is during sunset. A description is really less for this. You must experience the feel.

Nehru Garden

Located in the Boulevard Street Nehru garden is another famous spot in Srinagar. The significant factor of this garden is its beautiful location. Dal Lake can be seen in its proximity. It is said that the view of Dal Lake is best from this garden. The exact location of this garden is in the foothills of Zabarwan range. Hence when you visit this garden you will get to witness two beauties of Kashmir at the same time. The magnificent Dal Lake and the amazing mountain range. This is one of the well maintained gardens of Srinagar. It is also famous as the botanical garden of Srinagar.

Nehru Garden


This garden was constructed in the year 1969 and was dedicated to India’s 1st Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The garden contains varieties of plants and flowers. There are nearly 2lakhs plants in this garden. The different types of tropical plants those are only available in Kashmir is also present in this garden. The garden is so huge that it is divided into four sections namely the botanical garden, the recreational garden, the research section and the introduction section. A visit to Nehru Garden can really make your trip exciting and interesting.

Romantic Places in Srinagar

There have been lots of articles and writings which describe the beautiful romantic places of Kashmir. In this article we will make your search limited to Srinagar. We will deal with all the romantic places that you can visit with your better half in Srinagar.

Staying in a Houseboat

You must have seen and heard about the famous houseboats which are available in Kashmir. Some of the houseboats are specially designed where couples can spend a night. The famous Dal Lake of Srinagar has been the major lake where these houseboats sail. But in the present day Dal Lake have been commercialized in such an extent that the nearby Nagin Lake of Srinagar is slowly substituting it. Spending a night in the midst of water and mountain can be such an exciting affair for couples. There are different facilities that you can avail during your night stay inside the boat.

Staying in a Houseboat


You can plan a special candle light dinner for your partner with violins and guitar playing at the back. Imagine what can be a best surprise than this. No doubt that your partner will love each and every bit of it. The combination of a scrumptious dinner along with good music in the middle of a lake can really make your partner happy. This can be a perfect way to start your romantic outing in Srinagar. There are houseboats with two floors. You can spend your evenings watching the perfect scenario of the floating market of Dal Lake. You can find houseboat packages available. Choose the best one that suits you and your partner and kick start your romantic vacation in Srinagar.

Char Chinar

What can be a perfect way to start your day when you are in a trip with your partner? The answer to this is obviously a perfect breakfast. If you are looking for a romantic start to your day then you must visit Char Chinar for breakfast. Located in the middle of Dal Lake this place is situated in an island surrounded by four Chinar trees and that is the reason behind such a name. You can reach this place only by a Shikara. Hence when you decide to visit this place you also get an opportunity to enjoy the Shikara ride with your partner.

Char Chinar in Srinagar


The most fascinating part of this place is that you get a 360 degree view of the place including the famous Zabarwan ranges, the old part of Srinagar, the lotus carpets and the Mughal Gardens. Sitting there you get to see the entire view of the place. In breakfast menu they offer Kashmiri Wazwan which is a lip smacking Kashmiri food. Enjoy your breakfast amidst the nature with your partner in Char Chinar of Srinagar.

A visit to the old part of Srinagar

When you visit Srinagar then you will often see this place crowded. Couples may not like such a congested place for spending time. Here is a solution to this problem. You can sneak out from the main city of Srinagar and visit the old part of Srinagar. Old part of Srinagar is generally not visited by people since you cannot visit this place in taxi. You need to travel through doongas or small boats and traverse through River Jhelum in order to visit this place.  The journey to the old part of Srinagar is really amazing and couples will enjoy their alone time in the doongas. The best part of visiting this place is that you have to travel in the small boats which are a unique feature of Srinagar. When you visit the old part of Srinagar you will get attracted by the old houses that are present in this part of Srinagar. Another interesting part of this city is the maze like streets. Hookahs along with a cup of tea are a common evening snack of this place.

Shankaracharya Hill

Shakaracharya HillThe significant factor about this place is that the entire Srinagar can be viewed from the hill top. You will feel amazing when you reach the hill top. Shankaracharya Hill is nearly 6-7 km away from Dal Lake.

You can visit here by an auto or taxi. As soon as you reach at the top you will be enthralled by the awesome ambience of the place followed by the scenic beauty.

A thick dense forest surrounds this hill top.There is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Once you visit this hill top you should pay a visit to this temple.

The serene atmosphere of the entire place will definitely attract you. This is a perfect place for nature lovers and people who have keen interest on photography.

You can click some amazing snaps from this hill top. 

Sinthan Top

The amazing part of this place is the drive. When you are driving all the way from Srinagar to Sinthan Top then you will be crossing Daksun which is a beautiful place for nature lovers. The place is beautifully decorated with small and scattered villages, snow capped mountains, green fields with multi colour flowers and many more eye pleasing scenarios. The place is a picture perfect place. You will just love it when you visit this place. There are different adventurous sports that take place in this hill top. During your visit couples can involve in either trekking, skiing or mountaineering. The famous Kokernag Spring is near to this place and hence you can visit this place from Sinthan Top. Since this place is one of the topmost hill areas of Kashmir you will literally feel out of the world when you visit this place. The entire ambience of the place is calm and you can enjoy the atmosphere of the place.

Honeymoon Places in Srinagar

If you are planning to celebrate a post marriage occasion then Srinagar is the best place to do so. The snow capped mountains offers a cosy atmosphere that is perfect for couples celebrating honeymoon. After the hustle and bustle of wedding couples need some time alone to enjoy each others company. This is the perfect time to grow their relationship hence a proper place is really very important. Srinagar offers some of the best places which you can enjoy during your honeymoon. Let us see through this article what those are.

Visiting River Jhelum

It is said that River Jhelum is the heart of Kashmir. Srinagar is located on the banks of River Jhelum. There are beautiful gardens and parks located on each side of River Jhelum. Taking a walk in these attractive gardens with your partner can really be an exciting part of your trip. The Verinag Spring which is located nearly 80 km away from Srinagar is the main source of River Jhelum.

Visiting River Jhelum


Once you are visiting this place you can take a visit of this spring source of River Jhelum. There are small food joints near the banks of River Jhelum where you can sit and enjoy snacks during your visit to this place. It is highly recommended that you visit this place with your partner during your honeymoon period.

Long Boat Ride

You have probably seen the long boats called Shikaras in films and wondered how romantic this ride can be. It is indeed the most romantic ride that you can ever have. The house boats are available in Dal Lake that offers you a long ride. You can avail this ride from Dal Lake. You can reserve one boat for yourself. There are options for you to spend a night inside this boat. This can be one of the most adventurous and romantic itinerary of your entire honeymoon. Inside the boat you are provided with comfortable beds and other facilities. If you are taking a ride during morning then you can enjoy the scenic beauty that is visible from the boat. Entire Kashmir is visible from Dal Lake; you can enjoy the view of the snow capped mountains surrounding this place. The Deodar forests bordering this place can really catch your attention. You can thoroughly enjoy some quality alone time with your partner inside this boat. You will feel you have come out of the world in the lap of Mother Nature where there is no interference from the outside world. During your honeymoon a long boat ride in Dal Lake should not be missed at any cost.

A Visit to Sonamarg

A drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg is considered to be one of the most beautiful and adventurous drives. Sonamarg is located at a distance of 81km from Srinagar. If you start in the morning then you can reach Sonamarg within afternoon. Some of the tallest mountain ranges of Kashmir are located here. Sonamarg is known as “Meadow of Gold”. The reason behind this is during sunrise the rays spread over the fields and looks like a golden sheet. Sonamarg is located at an altitude of 2500m above sea level. Due to such an altitude this place remains snow capped almost every time of the year.

Sonamarg

This can be a perfect destination for honeymoon couples. The amazing drive followed by a visit to this picture perfect place is an awesome combination. Once you visit this place you can involve yourself in some trekking activities that take place here. Some of the famous treks that are available here is a trek to Batlal, Nilagrad and Krisnasar Lake. You can also visit the nearby Thajiwas Glacier which remains snow covered throughout the year. Couples can enjoy a nice time in this place.

A Trip to Gulmarg

Located at a distance of 56km from Srinagar Gulmarg is another romantic destination for honeymoon couples. Gulmarg is situated at an altitude of 2730m above sea level. The location of the place makes it an attractive tourist spot. The calm and peaceful ambience of the place really attracts many. Some of the famous hill tops are located here. The famous Mount Apharwat offers a magnificent view. Tangmarg which is a small town in Gulmarg is a famous tourist attraction. Just a 1 hour drive away this place is famous for ski riding. Gulmarg is well known as a ski riding destination. It is considered to be one of the hot spots for ski riders. There is a ropeway service that runs each hour from Gulmarg to Gondola. You can take this ride and enjoy the captivating view of the place. This place is a famous shooting spot. Some of the top bollywood movies namely Bobby, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani, Highway, Haider and many more were featured here. The snow capped mountains offers a tremendous exciting view in the months of winter. Honeymoon couples should pay a visit to this beautiful place.

Pahalgam Visit

Pahalgam is another famous honeymoon destination for just married couples. Pahalgam is located 186km away from Srinagar and at an elevation of 2740m above sea level. Surrounded by beautiful snow capped mountains Pahalgam is a perfect place for couples hanging out. Kolhoi Glacier which is a hanging glacier is one of the major attractions of this place. Betaab Valley which is only 15 km from Pahalgam can also be an interesting place for your visit.

A visit to Pahalgam


Apart from all this you can visit the Saffron fields located in Pahalgam. These saffron fields are considered to be one of the most colorful saffron fields in Asia. The sulphur spring located in Pahalgam is also a famous tourist hub. Another reason for Pahalgam being famous is due to the maximum number of films which were featured in this place. You will surely enjoy your visit to this place once you are in Srinagar for your honeymoon.

We hope this article have helped you to learn about different places which you can visit during your tour to Srinagar. In case you get involved with some other sort of experience then you must write back to us so that we are aware of those.

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