Srinagar is said to be the Switzerland of the East. Visit this gorgeous destination to know why its loved by tourists from all over the world. Enjoy shikara ride in Dal Lake, visit the numerous tourist attractions, enjoy local cuisine and shopping, or just have a relaxed heavenly vacation, there is a lot to do in Srinagar.
It is indeed a picture perfect destination, with the mighty Himalayas in the background and nature’s beauty all over. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, shopaholic, foodie, nature lover, or history buff, Srinagar has something for every soul. Spend time with your family or friends or enjoy your Honeymoon in Srinagar.
Dal Lake, Hazratbal Shrine, Shankaracharya Temple, Pari Mahal, Shalimar Bagh
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Natural beauty, delicately manicured gardens, serene waterfronts and fascinating houseboat experiences of Srinagar have allured travelers from far & near. Perched on both sides of the river Jhelum, Srinagar, is the summer capital of Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. The Dal Jheel and Nagin Jheel (lakes) enhance the photogenic setting of this valley, while the change in season ensures that the city is awestruckingly attractive to visitors around the year.
This city has numerous tourist spots to keep you on your toes. Surrounded by green lofty mountains, the mesmerizing Dal Lake with its bright array of stationary houseboats add a color to the serene surroundings. The floating market with flower & local produce vendors is a beautiful experience and worth the visit. A one of its kind experience for the honeymooners, this is a must visit. The famous Mughal Gardens, a 400-year-old garden created by Emperor Jehangir for his wife, are not to be skipped. Spread over several kilometers, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and others form a mélange of beautifully manicured flowering plants blossoming gardens. The Indira Gandhi Tulip Park, though a seasonal delight, but is a beauty to behold. Chashma Shahi and the grandeur of Pari Mahal showcases a glimpse of the glorious Mughal era.
The less urbanized or the old Srinagar is a delight for architecture lovers. The age old historic wooden mosques, fortresses and the old world charm has delighted travelers. Hazratbal, Jama Masjid and the Shankar Acharya Temple grace the city. The shopaholics may find some awesome deals to indulge in hand-woven silks, embroidered shawls, handcrafted souvenirs and much more.
Wildlife lovers should spend a day at the verdurous Dachigam National Park, located 22 kilometers from Srinagar. This is the northernmost and most elevated reserve and a national treasure dotted with alpine pastures, meadows, scrub vegetation and waterfalls. The grasslands and meadows here are covered with innumerable multi-colored flowers, barring the harsh winters. Frequently seen animals here include Kashmir Grey Langoor, Kashmir Stag, Himalayan Bear, Himalayan Weasel, Yellow-Throated Marten, Long-Tailed Marmot, Otter and others. Birds like Himalayan Monal, Golden Oriole, Tytler's Leaf Warbler, Streaked Laughing-Thrush, Himalayan Ruby throat, Himalayan Griffon Vulture and Titmouse are often sighted.
Indubitably picturesque and humbly grounded, Srinagar and its people are warm & loving host for tourists. This city is well connected via flights and roadways. The resplendent beauty of this land is better experienced than read about.
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