Probably the most common questions that arise when you are planning your trip like where to go, what to see and how to plan the entire length of the trip. As it happens, we are taking up Srinagar in this write up and we know that comet the summer, Srinagar becomes one of the best family destinations in last few decades as well as best places to go for honeymoon in Kashmir valley.
Srinagar city is renowned for some natural lakes, magnificent Mughal gardens and some ancient religious sites. In this write up, we’ll talk about some best places to visit in Srinagar during kashmir trip.
Famous Lake to visit in Srinagar
Dal Lake is the prime attraction of Srinagar that is why Dal lake deserve top position in the list of tourist places in Srinagar. The best view of Dal lake can be enjoyed from boulevard road. Surrounded by zabarban hills from three sides and further embraced by numerous gardens and orchids along its outer rings makes it one of the best and picturesque lake in Kashmir valley.
Dal Lake is justly called the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” and Srinagar’s Jewel, every tourist who has visited Kashmir has come to this lake. It is the second largest lake in the state of and is also a source for commercial functions in fishery and water plant harvesting.
The lake is about 18 sq km (9.6 mi) long encompassed by a line of Mughal era gardens, parks and the famous houseboats, it has an average 5 ft and a maximum of 20 ft. depth.
The Dal lake is a part of natural wetland that covers an area about 21sq km, it includes ‘Rad’ or floating gardens. During the middle of the year, lotus blossoms through the floating gardens which lights up the whole area. It is divided into four basins, Bod Dal, Nagin, Gagribal and Lakut Dal, some even have their island in the center. It is simply the splendor of the lake that has attracted not only the tourists but also the film-makers who think it to be the perfect place to shoot.
About Srinagar Tourism
Surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains; adorned with the beautiful Mughal gardens and the tranquil Dal & Nigeen lakes, Srinagar is rightly referred to as the ‘Land of Lakes and Gardens’. This beautiful place also boasts being one of the dream travel destinations in India for honeymooners and family vacationers.
The summer capital of J&K union territory, Srinagar is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India that impresses vacationers primarily with its unique experiences of a shikara ride and houseboat stay on Dal and Nigeen lakes. Another experience to relish is witnessing one of its kind Floating Vegetable Market on Dal Lake.
Srinagar’s top tourist attractions for sightseeing tours include the beautiful Mughal Gardens which include Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Garden and Chashme Shahi Garden, each spectacular in its own way. If you are on a family tour, you can enjoy a day picnic at these beautiful gardens. Srinagar is also home to Asia’s largest Tulip gardens. If you visit during the months of March and April, you can enjoy witnessing over 40 species of Tulips.
For history lovers, important places of interest in Srinagar are the 6th century Hari Parbat Fort or Kooh-e-Maran, the exquisite Pari Mahal, and the 18th-century mosque, the Khanqah Shah -i-Hamadan, which is considered to be the most beautiful mosque in Srinagar. The culture lovers can roam around the city, dine in the many restaurants and cafes in Srinagar, try the famous Kashmiri delicacy, “Wazwan”, and enjoy shopping for embroidered clothes, leather goods, woodcraft, and carpets.
A visit to Srinagar is incomplete without seeing the famous religious site of Hazratbal Shrine, where the hair strand of Prophet Mohammad is preserved carefully. The Shankaracharya Temple, situated at a height of 300 m atop a hill is one of the most popular Hindu religious destinations in Srinagar. Another important Hindu place of worship in Srinagar is the Kheer Bhawani Temple to pay a visit.
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