Srinagar

Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round.

Updated: October 16, 2018

Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round. The main attraction of Srinagar are Dal Lake, Mughal gardens, Shalimar Bagh, Nishant Bagh, Char chinar, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden and many more. Taking a relaxing shikara ride across the scenic Dal Lake at the backdrop of the majestic slow clad Himalaya's is indeed an lifetime experience that is both enjoyable and memorable.
The first thing you should do here is to close your eyes and breathe in, so that you can feel the clean, fresh mountain air. A visit to Dal Lake in a houseboat is a must do activity. Dal Lake is the most famous tourist spot in Kashmir where, you can see the mountains reflected in the water as long as your sight takes you. Taking a Shikara ride on Dal Lake is also a must-do activity. These gondola-type rowboats with colorful rugs and carpets take tourists to see attractions like the Floating Vegetable Market, and the Mir Bahris which is a lively community of people who live on the lake itself. You can also spend a night in one of the houseboats, and wake up with a magnificent sunrise that will be a lifetime experience. Dal Lake also offers water sports such as kayaking and skiing, for those interested.
Mughal gardens is a combination of the Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Gardens & Chashm-e-Shahi. The most prominent feature of the gardens its long stretches of cascading fountains which makes the spot a must visit for every tourist.
Shalimar Bagh is one of a beautifully laid garden by Mughal emperor Jahangir. the place is quite popular with tourists from all over the world for its exemplary craftsmanship of Mughals in horticulture.
The Nishant Bagh is known as the Garden of Joy. The well manicured landscapes, long avenues of Chinar & cypress trees, rare flowering plants, 12 terraces & several bubbling fountains that cover the whole area of the garden enhances the beauty of this garden.
Char chinar is an island in Dal lake having ancient and beautiful Chinar trees. Do not forget to to catch a view of this island while going in shikara.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is lined of with tulip cultivation in every possible colour with a backdrop of the majestic Zabarwan Hills. The view must not be missed in anyway while you are in Srinagar.

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