Tourist Spots in Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir is a famous tourist destination as we all know. We have heard about different tourist spots that attracts tourists throughout the world. Srinagar district of Jammu & Kashmir adds a different flavour to the beauty of Jammu. Tourists across the world visit Srinagar in order to spend a quality vacation. In this article we will discuss about different tourist destinations in Srinagar that mesmerize people.

Dal Lake

You must have heard about the famous Dal Lake of Srinagar district. Dal Lake is a famous tourist destination in Srinagar. Not only in Srinagar Dal Lake is also famous in the entire state of Jammu & Kashmir. This is a perfect treat for nature lovers. Whenever you are visiting Srinagar you just cannot miss this from your schedule. The lake covers an overall area of 18sq kms. The major water source of this lake is Jhelum River. Dal Lake has a rich collection of Flora & Fauna. There are different types of fishes available in this lake. It is said that the entire fishing industry of Jammu depends on Dal Lake & it is considered as the 2nd largest fishing industry in India.

Dal Lake in Srinagar


The surrounding snow capped mountains makes this place an attractive spot. This is probably the reason why Dal Lake is also known as “Paradise of Earth”. You can involve yourself in lot of activities while you visit Dal Lake. The boat ride is the most popular thing that you can get involved in Dal Lake. You can take an amazing ride in the houseboats also known as Shikaras and get the entire view of the place. The quality of the water of the lake is diminishing day by day due to the increase of water pollution. However it is still one of the beautiful lakes of India. Get yourself clicked; buy some flowers from the floating shops and many more in Dal Lake. Dal Lake is one place you just cannot miss while your trip to Srinagar.

Shalimar Bagh

Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal Garden of Srinagar. Located at a distance of 15km from Srinagar Shalimar Bagh is a hotspot for tourists. This famous garden of Srinagar was built by Jahangir for his beloved Noor Jehan in 1619. The overall area of this garden is 12.4 hectares. The square shaped garden is attached to the arched recesses which are beautifully decorated with lamps during the night. The structure of the garden is inspired from the Persian style. The major attraction of this garden is the water source that is built on a square land in the center of the garden. There are three terraces in the garden.

Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar


The first one is for common people. The 2nd terrace is for private audiences. The 3rd terrace is for guests and noble men.  It is really nice to take a walk in this garden and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. The marble pillars along with the painted ceilings enhance the beauty of the place. The best time to visit this place is during the months of October.

Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal is another famous tourist destination of Srinagar. It is also known as the house of fairies. This mahal offers a magnificent view of the entire place. A short drive from Srinagar to Zaberwan Hills will lead you to Pari Mahal. The monuments and building located in place sites an example of the brilliant architecture of the Mughals. The gardens attached to this place were constructed by Dara Shikoh in the year 1600. Dara Shikoh was the son of Shah Jahan.

Pari Mahal in Srinagar


He followed the order of Sufi Islam and constructed the garden. Later on this place was used as an institution for teaching astrology ad astronomy. This is also known as the most beautiful high altitude parliamentary camps. A visit to this beautiful place can really be a great option during your visit to Srinagar. People who have keen interest in photography will highly enjoy this place. The best time to visit Pari Mahal is during sunrise or sunset. The sky is visible to an unlimited extreme and you can simply busk into the beautiful rays of sun.

Tulip Garden

Tulip garden also known as Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is the largest tulip gardens in the entire Asia. Located in Srinagar district Tulip Garden is a famous spot that attracts tourists. Nearly seventy varieties of tulips are found in this garden. These varieties are brought from Holland and then cultivated in this garden. The exact location of this garden is under the foothills of Zabarwan Range in the vicinity of the famous Dal Lake. Every year, in the months of April this garden organizes a Tulip Festival.

Tulip Garden


The main reason behind this festival is to promote all the new varieties of the flower. The most interesting fact about this garden is its location. Located nearly 5000 feet above sea level Tulip Garden offers a beautiful scenic beauty.  The colourful flowers along with the surrounding mountains and the peaceful ambience make this garden magnificent in the eyes of the travellers.

Hari Parbat

Located in the hill top of Srinagar Hari Parbat is also known as Koh-e-Maran. This beautiful place is surrounded by some other attractive spots. Some shirnes and gurudwaras also surround this place and you can visit them once you visit Hari Parbat. The architecture of the place is really eye catching. The outer walls were constructed by Akbar and are the longest wall so far. The interior walls of the fort are beautifully designed along with the curved gates and windows.

Hari Parbat Fort


The pool located in the center of the courtyard also adds up to the beauty of the place. The staircases of the fort deserve a special mention here. They are beautifully placed. The architecture of the place is amazing. Once you visit Srinagar there is no point in missing Hari Parbat.

Betaab Valley

Betaab Valley located in Anantnag District of Kashmir Region of this state is a favorite place for the tourists as well as for the adventure enthusiasts. It is the base camp for many trekking routes. Read this document to know more about this valley which is known for its scintillating beauty and interesting history.

History of Betaab Valley

Betaab Valley of Kashmir Region is located between two Ranges of Himalaya, Zanskar and Pir Panjal ranges. Archeological evidences depict that this region was inhabited by the Neolithic Humans. Since 15th century AD, this region was under the control of Mughal Rulers. Later part of 15th Ad, this region was ruled by Mirza Muhammad Haidar Daulat, the Turkish-Mughal Military General. Initially he ruled this region on behalf of sultan Said Khan of Kashnagar and then he ruled the area on behalf of Humayun, the Mughal Emperor. Local ruler Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Zain-ul-Abedin had ruled this area for 40 years and this region enjoyed peace and prosperity during his reign.

Betaab Valley


This valley is known as Betaab Valley after the Bollywood Movie “Betaab” starring Amrita Singh and Sunny Deol was shot in this area.

Nearby Tourist Places of Betaab Valley

There are many places of interest around Betaab Valley. Visitors can enjoy Trout Fishing in Lidder River and Sheshanag Stream which are located in this valley. The other places to visit are Pahalgam Town, Mamal Shiva Temple located on the banks of Lidder River. This temple was constructed in 11th century AD by King Jaysimha. Aru Valley, Maarsar Lake, Tarsar Lake, Kolhai Glacier, Tulian Lake, Baisaran and Shikargaah are some other places around Betaab Valley that attract tourists from all over the world.

Location of Betaab Valley

Located at a distance of 15 KM from Pahalgam of Anantnag District of Jammu and Kashmir State, Betaab Valley is a valley with unmatched beauty that has been attracting visitors since ages. The valley is located toward northeast region of Pahalgam and is between Chandanwadi and Pahalgam. The valley falls on the way to Amranath Temple Yatra.  The beauty of this valley is enhanced by lush green surroundings, dense forests with Deodar and Pine Trees and snow-covered mountains.

Betaab Valley in Winter


Dense forest of this valley has the glistening Sheshnag Stream flowing down. The stream has its origin from Shehshnag Lake.   In this valley, migratory Gujjars build temporary huts where bears and monkeys can eb often seen.  The north of this valley is surrounded by Sind Valley and the West of Betaab Valley is surrounded by Lidder Valley. The Valley is located at an elevation of 2,393 m and its coordinates are 34°3’ North Latitude and 75°21’ East Longitude. The length of Betaab Valley is about 11 KM and its width is about 3 KM.

Accommodations near Betaab Valley

As Betaab Valley is a favorite tourist spot for people visiting Kashmir and it is also an important stop over place for the trekkers and adventure enthusiasts, there are many types of accommodations available around this valley.

Hotel Himalaya House (about 4.1 KM from Betaab Valley)
Laripora, on Lidder River

Forest Hill Resorts (about 4.2 KM from Betaab Valley)
Laripora Pahalgam

Grand Mumtaz Resort Pahalgam (4.7 Km from Betaab Valley)
Near Main Golf Course Pahalgam

Best Time to Visit Betaab Valley

The best season to visit Betaab Valley in Pahalgam is during summer months from March to November when the climate remains pleasant and the temperature ranges between 11°C and 25°C.

How to Reach Betaab Valley

Srinagar is the nearest city to this valley and the nearest town is the Pahalgam. From Srinagar, buses as well as taxis can be taken to reach Betaab Valley by road. Pahalgam is 95 KM from Srinagar and about 255 KM from Jammu. JKSRTC buses are available to reach Pahalgam from these places.
From Pahalgam, the nearest rail link is Jammu. After reaching Jammu, travelers have to reach Pahalgam by road. People who prefer to take airways need to fly up to Srinagar and from there they have to reach the valley by road. Srinagar has direct flights connecting Delhi and Chandigarh.  Flights are also available from Jammu to Srinagar.

Burzahom

Burzahom is an important and significant historical monument of Kahsmir with archaeological value. According to history this spot was captured during 3000 and 1500 BC by a Neolithic agreement. Some of the residences that were found here were semi-subterranean and they were partly burrowed into the earth. Soon after in 2000 BC these houses were made up of mud and bricks and they were raised above ground level.

Burzahom in Srinagar


History of Burzahom

According to the local language the word Burzahom means “place of birth”. When this site was excavated then huge number of burnt birch trees was discovered in this area and the name Burzahom comes from there. The sudden discovery of burnt birch trees in the area proved that during the Neolithic age there were abundance trees in that locality. From the year 1961 to 1968 the site was under excavation work. During these six years of digging ten mortal skeletons were unearthed. Soon after these skeletons were discovered research were done on them. According to the scientific research on these skeletons these belonged to different ages including Neolithic and Megalithic eras. In the present age this place hosts some of the archaeological things such as skeletons, pots, tools, arrowheads and many more. You can see these items once you visit this place.

Best Time to Visit Burzahom

If you are planning to visit this place then the best season to visit Burzahom is during the months of April to June. You must avoid winter season since the temperature is too less and the water in the lake freezes. The ice that forms is thin and hence if you step into the ice it can break leading you to fall in the cold ice water.

Location of Burzahom

Burzahom is located in Srinagar as earlier mentioned. The exact location of Burzahom is it is situated in the North West side of Shalimar Gardens. Shalimar Garden is a Mughal garden located in Rainawari in Srinagar. Burzahom is very near to this place. Once you visit any of these places you just cannot miss the other one.

About Burzahom


How to Reach Burzahom

You must keep in mind different logistic option in case you are planning to visit Burzahom. If you are travelling via flight then Srinagar airport is the closest airport that will connect you to Burzahom. If you are an international traveler then you can land in Delhi international airport and then come to Srinagar which is 876 km via bus, flight or train. If you are traveling via train then Nowgam railway station is the nearby station to Burzahom. Nowgam is 8 km away from the center of the city. There are bus and taxi services that you can avail once you are traveling to Burzahom. There are connecting buses from different parts of Jammu & Kashmir. Buses travel from Delhi, Jammu, Leh, Phalgam and other places. The tourist buses charges Rs 4 per km and hence it is affordable.

Charar-i-Sharif

Charar-i-Sharif located at Budgam District of Jammu and Kashmir State where people from all over the world come to offer their prayers and seek peace and blessings. Charar-i-Sharif is a small town of Budgam District and has population of about 15,000 as per the census of 2011. In January 2014, the town got the status of Block and got divided into ten wards. Each ward is looked after by a Municipal Councilor. The popular areas of localities of this small town are Alamdar Colony, Nowhar, Trajibal Court Road, Kumar Mohalla, Talab-e-Kalan, Gulshanabad, Jabl-e-Noor, Zaloosa and Wazabagh.

About Charir-i-Sharif in Srinagar


Located at a distance of 40 KM from Srinagar City on the route leading to Yusmarg from Srinagar, Charar-i-Sharif is one of the most sacred shrines for the Muslims. This wooden shrine is more than 600 years old. This shrine was built in the memory of famous Sufi Saint Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani. This Sufi saint was known for his miracles and people still talks about different tales and legends associated with the life of Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani. This religious shrine, which is visited by thousands of visitors every year, is also famous as the Hazrat Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali. 

About Saint Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani

The Sufi Saint Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani was known as Nund Rishi during his early childhood. He was also called Sahajanand. He was born in the year 1377 and his mother’s name was Salar Sanz. As per the legends, the saint refused to drink milk from his mother when he was only 3 days old but drank milk from a yogini or female saint named Lad Ded who later on made Nund Rishi her spiritual successor.

At Charir-i-Sharif in Srinagar


Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani pioneered Rishism in this valley and resided here till his death. Throughout his life he preached about tolerance, non-violence and communal peace and harmony. He was also given several other names such as Sheikh-ul-Alam, Alamdar-e-Kashmir, and Sarkhel-e-Rishiya.  Within two days of his death, in the year 1438, more than 9 lakhs disciples of Sheikh Hazrat had gathered at Charar-i-Sharif where he was buried. During the funeral procession of the saint, the then ruler Sultan Zainul  Abedin  had participated to show his homage to Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani. Though the shrine got destroyed several times after reconstruction it still remains one of the holiest shrines for the Muslims.

Popular Tourist Places around Charar-i-Sharif

Many other pilgrimage places are there around Charar-i-Sharif. Near Charar-i-Sharif, there are trekking routes for the adventure seekers as well. Some of these religious places are Likir Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Rizong Monastery, Wanla Gompa and Doodh Ganga. Other places are Fotu  La, a mountain pass located on the Srinagar-Leh Highway; Nilang Lake, a picturesque lake; Sang-e-safed Valley, a meadow with an oval shape located about 10 KM above Yusmarg. This valley is divided by Doodh Ganga.

Accommodations near Charar-i-Sharif

As this place is one of the most popular pilgrimage places for the Muslims and is also visited by the people of other religion, hotels of different budgets are available around Charar-i-Sharif. Budget accommodations like Hotel Centre Point, Hotel Sadaf, Valley Group of Houseboats are there for comfortable stay. At the same time, luxury hotels like Vivanta Dal View Srinagar by Taj, the Grand Palace Srinagar, and Welcome Hotel Srinagar are also there to offer luxurious staying experience.

Charir-i-Sharif in Srinagar

Best Time to Visit Charar-i-Sharif

As Yusmarg enjoys sub-tropical climate so summers are mild and winters are chilly. Little snowfall is also experienced during winter months. The best time to visit Charar-i-Sahrif and its nearby areas is from May to October.

How to Reach Charar-i-Sharif

Charar-i-Sharif falls on the way to Yusmarg from Srinagar. It can be reached by road from Srinagar. Visitors take private taxis of jeeps to travel to Charar-i-Sharif from Srinagar. The nearest railway station is the Jammu Tawi. From Jammu Station, travelers have to take bus or private vehicles to reach Charar-i-Sharif. The nearest airport is Srinagar Airport. This airport is well connected to the cities like Mumbai, Shimla, Chandigarh, Delhi and Jammu. From Srinagar, State Corporation buses and private buses are available in abundance.

Gulab Bhavan

The Palace named as Gulab Bhavan was built in the year 1910 during the reign of Maharaja Pratap Singh. This palace was renovated many a times after that unless and until it turned into a hotel. Maharaja Hari Singh who was the successor of Maharaja Prata Singh also ruled from this palace. During his rule he renovated and extended the palace further in the eastern side.

Gulab Bhawan in Srinagar

Gulab Bhavan as Hotel

When Maharaja Hari Singh shifted to Mumbai after India’s independence Gulab Bhavan was transformed from a Palace to a luxurious hotel. The need for converting this palace into a hotel was the huge number of foreign delegates visiting Jammu & Kashmir. Hence to cater to the needs of the tourists Gulab Bhavan was transformed into The Grand Hotel in the year 1956. In 2008, this hotel was taken over by Bharat Hotels Group. At the present day this hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels of Jammu & Kahsmir.

Location of Gulab Bhavan

Gulab Bhavan is located in Srinagar district of Jammu & Kashmir. The most attractive part of this palace is its location. The palace is beautifully located in the eastern part of the city from where the excellent Dal Lake can be viewed. The combination of the mesmerizing view of the entire city along with Dal Lake makes this palace an attractive destination for tourists.

Architecture of Gulab Bhavan

Around Gulab BhawanDuring the Dogra rulers this palace was the most beautiful and attractive palaces of India. The mixture of old and modern architect made it really look beautiful. The marble floor of the ground floor lobby makes it look magnificent. The six feet high wooden shamiana with white muslin covers the centre of the palace. There are attached pool, spa and the cottages in this palace. The terracotta tiled roofs gives a classy look to this place. The whitewashed walls contrast the greenery outside the palace.

Best Time to Visit Gulab Bhavan

Previously known as the famous Gulab Bhavan and now known as The Grand Hotel or The Lalit Grand Palace is a luxurious hotel and you can visit this place around any time of the year. But before you visit this place you may keep in mind some of the points that are discussed here. During winters the temperature drop to negative and you may have to face a worse situation. So if you are visiting in the winter season then carry proper woollen clothes. You may also have an encounter with snow. The best season to visit Jammu & Kashmir is from the months of April to June just before the rainy season commences.

How to Reach Gulab Bhavan

Srinagar is connected with different parts of Jammu through bus and cab services. You can also drive through the beautiful Kashmir and reach this place. Jammu Airport is only 5.6km away from Gulab Bhavan so if you are travelling via flight then it should not be a problem. If you are travelling via train the Jammu Tawi railway station is the nearest railway station which is only 3.4km away from Gulab Bhavan.

Shri Pratap Singh Museum

Srinagar has been known as oldest habitats in Asia which has a recorded and recognized history of about 5000 years old. This museum Shri Pratap Singh show gives us the idea about its old, rich and long-established culture. This museum is located on the edges of the old famous river Jhelum. Shri Pratap Singh Museum is one of main museums in Srinagar which has a great historical significance. This Museum was dwelling place of kings in summer. Shri Pratap Singh Museum was time honored in 1898.

Shri Pratap Singh Museum in Srinagar


An infrequent terracotta heads from 3rd century were gathered from Buddhist site of Ushkur. You can also see a variety of terracotta plaques which are then in molded forms these are from 4th and 5th century and they are from Harwan. This place is also well known for archaic replica of Lokeshvara, which is made up of brass and a formation of lord Vishnu in a green stone resting on Garuda. You can also a see a picture of Buddha made from copper which is engraved in the architectural mode of Gandhara. So in short it could be a good trip for the history and art lovers.

History of Shri Pratap Singh Museum

Collections at Sri Pratap Singh MuseumAt the closing period of 19th century the historical places, the artifacts and settlements were acknowledged as the sensational cultural wealth of the society. In the appreciation of these a message was propounded to the present ruler of Dogra of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The present ruler of Dongra at that time was Shri Pratap Singh, who then decided to establish the museum. Therefore this museum is named after his name that is Shri Pratap Singh Museum.

The major objects present in the museum are from Jammu and Kashmir itself. This includes paintings, shawls, arms, and silver images, armory, copper and jade stuffs, brass and copper utensils. This museum displays a mixture of around 200 and more textiles. One of the luminous masterpieces of the museum includes a map of Srinagar in needlecraft which was prepared during the era of Maharaja Ranjil Singh. This was then presented to a Prince of Wales while he visited Kashmir. The map shows the topography of Srinagar the significant mosques, building, temples, rivers, gardens, lakes and bridges.

Attractions of Shri Pratap Singh Museum

There are a number of sections Shri Pratap Singh Museum has which make this spot a must visit. Some of the most visited sections of this museum are:

Archeological Section

The sources of museum are mainly from four vital archeological sites from the places of Kashmir and Ladakh. It also includes sculptures excavated from Padrethan which tells the quality in that era of Kashmiri artists. It also includes the sculptures of Avantipura.

On Display

Terracotta tile which are around 2000 years old and sculptures from Ushkar which is presently known as Baramulla, and many sculptures which are unearthened from the important sites like Avantipura, Parihaspura and Pandrenthan are in display at this museum.

Attractions of Shri Pratap Singh Museum in Srinagar

Decorative Art

There are around 837 objects in the major collection of Crafts and art. Here u can also see some imported pieces of ceramic, glassware which are from Portugal and China in near the beginning 20th century.
Overall we can classify the museum in the following category:
  • Numismatic
  • Miniature paintings
  • Weapons and armory
  • Manuscripts
  • Utensils
  • Furniture and decorative items
  • Musical Instruments
  • Textiles and carpets
  • Sculptures and other excavated objects
  • Items of leather, grass and willow work
  • Natural history collection

How to reach Shri Pratap Singh Museum

Srinagar is very well connected with all major cities in India by road, by rail and by airways. So you can choose any mode of transport according to convenience.

Timings of Shri Pratap Singh Museum

It is open on all days from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm, except on Wednesdays.

Sonamarg

Sonamarg is located 81km away from Srinagar. Located at an altitude of 2740m above sea level Sonamarg is the gateway to Ladakh. Some of the finest and tallest mountain ranges of Kashmir are located here. The famous Himalayan Glacier lies in its vicinity. The meadows along with the fields covered with flowers are the major attraction of this place. Apart from all these the amazing pines, islets, glaciers and snow capped mountains surrounds this beautiful place. During sunrise the golden sun rays offers a sparkling outcome and this makes this hill top look attractive and so it is also referred to as the “Meadow of Gold”.


Sonamarg

Attractions of Sonamarg

Sonamarg itself is a beautiful place and travellers are highly attracted to this place. The surrounding glaciers and lakes make this place look perfect. You can also visit some of the interesting site from Sonamarg. This section deals with different beautiful spots which can be a perfect getaway from Sonamarg.

Batlal

Batlal is amazing grassland which is located in the foot hills of Zoji la Pass which is near to Ladakh territory. The reason which makes Batlal a tourist spot is its closeness to Amarnath Caves. We all have heard about the famous Amarnath Caves which attracts several tourists and devotes throughout the year.  This is a sole reason apart from its scenic beauty that makes Batlal beautiful. This holy cave is just 5km away from Batlal and you can walk down to this religious spot.

Nilagrad

The most interesting part of this place is that in this area you can witness the mixture of an Indus river and a mountain river. The surprising fact is that the water here is of pure red tinge and so it makes the entire place look bright and colourful. According to the locals, this water has some medicinal powers which cure skin infections and this is a reason the locals take bath in this river once in every week.

Beauty of Sonamarg

Krishnasar Lake

Located at an altitude of 3801m above sea level Krishnasar Lake is one of the famous lakes among all the other Himalayan Lakes. Fishing is a major activity in this lake and tourists are seen enjoying this.

Accommodation near Sonamarg

There are different hotels that are located near Sonamarg. There are both simple basic hotels to luxurious hotels in Sonamarg. J&KTDC also offers some huts and cottages which can serve the purpose of your stay. The hotels are really comfortable. Make sure you have a prior booking as half of the time these hotels are crowded.

How to Reach Sonamarg

The nearest airport to this place is Srinagar airport which is 81km away from Sonamarg. It takes 3 hours to complete this distance. Jammu Tawi Railway station is the closest railway station which is 400km away from this place and the takes 10 hours to complete this journey. Buses and taxi services are really good which connects different parts of Jammu with Srinagar.

Srinagar in One Day

Srinagar is one of the most popular and interesting tourist spots in Jammu. Whether you are looking for snow capped mountains or lush greenery or beautiful crystal clear blue lake water Srinagar offers you everything. If you wish to travel in Srinagar then you must have ample time in your hands. But it is always not possible when you come for a short period. If you are travelling to Srinagar for just a day then you must keep our article at your hands reach. This article will help you in knowing about where you should visit during your one day trip in Srinagar.

Arrival in Srinagar

You must arrive early in the morning in order to visit the maximum number of places in Srinagar. You can reach Srinagar by all means of transportation. If you are travelling via flight then Srinagar airport is the place where you arrive. If you are travelling via train then Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the closest. If you are travelling from the nearby cities then buses are available. There are taxis and cab services available from airport and station which will help you reach your destination in Srinagar.

Breakfast in Srinagar

As soon as you reach Srinagar early in the morning then you must know where and how to spend time. You should plan your one day trip accordingly. Between all these you should not forget to grab a healthy breakfast for yourself. There are certain food joints like Cafe coffee Day, Subway, Mac Donald’s and many in the airport and station locality so you can grab your breakfast from there.

Breakfast in Srinagar


There are also local food joints in the streets which also serves delicious food suitable for breakfast.

Places to Visit in Srinagar in a Day

Now as soon as you finish your breakfast do not waste time. Start you day with visiting the beautiful tourist spots located in Srinagar. This section suggest you some of the spots you can visit when you are visiting Srinagar for just a day.

Spot 1: Mughal Garden

Start your short trip to Srinagar by visiting the alluring Mughal Gardens. The Mughal Gardens are considered to be the pride of Srinagar. So you just cannot miss them. Built by the Mughal rulers these gardens were built using the Persian architecture. The famous Mughal Gardens of Srinagar are Chashme Shahi Garden, Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh.

Spot 2: Tulip Garden

After visiting the Mughal Gardens you can visit Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden located nearby. This garden contains over 20 lakh colorful tulip flowers of nearby 70 varieties.

Tulip Garden


If your visit to Srinagar is during the months of April then you should visit this garden since in the months of April this garden show cases an annual festival.

Spot 3: Pari Mahal

Next, after visiting these places you can visit Pari Mahal located near Chashme Shahi Garden. This is another beautiful garden of Srinagar. The millions of colourful budding flowers will definitely catch your attraction. You can grab you lunch in the meantime from any of the nearby food joints. You can either pack your lunch so that you cover the maximum number of places or you can sit and have your lunch. Some of the renowned places from where you can have your lunch are Jammu Kashmir tourism restaurant which is located inside Mughal Gardens. This place offers you food in a thali system where you get 3 course meal both veg and non veg. If you want to try something new then you must visit Krishna Dhaba in Boulevard road that offers delicious food at a much cheaper rate. Don’t forget to enjoy the awesome lip smacking Kashmiri food.

Spot 4: Challi Point

After visiting these places you can visit the famous Challi Point in Srinagar. Challi Point is famous because it is the starting point for the Shikara ride. This is something which you should not miss during your visit to Srinagar. Shikara rides or boat rides are famous in Srinagar.

Shikara Ride


A Shikara ride on Dal Lake in the evening is considered to be one of the most romantic experiences. The amazing snow capped mountains on the back, the crystal blue water as the surrounding and the sky at your horizon is definitely something you should not miss.

Spot 5: Lal Chowk

As time passes by slowly it’s time for you to bid farewell to this marvellous place. But before saying a good bye to Srinagar why not grab some memento as a token of remembrance from Srinagar. For this reason you must visit Lal Chowk, the most happening shopping destination of Srinagar. The famous items available here are Pashmina handlooms, walnut wood items, dry fruits, handmade Kashmiri carpets and many more.

Lal Chowk


After collecting some tokens from Srinagar you will have to bid this place a good bye. A good bye till the time you meet again.

Tourists really enjoy these places and we hope that if you will also have a good experience visiting these places.

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