||A Rendezvous With
the crowning glory of hill stations, is the celebrated capital city of Jammu
& Kashmir. Srinagar is also called the city of lakes, fascinating
tourists from centuries, with its beautiful picturesque Himalayan backdrop,
glittering lakes surrounded by houseboats and Shikaras and the grandeur of
Mughal architecture. This summer capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir
is also a business center and a favorite holiday resort. With snow clad
mountains and lush greenery, Srinagar truly represents Kashmir, the "Paradise
» Sightseeing :
||Things You Can Do
in Srinagar ?
Srinagar houses numerous
beautiful gardens and lakes making it the favorite holiday destination in
India. Besides the lakes and gardens, there is a temple of Shankaracharya,
which is a must visit. Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg are some of the many
places near Srinagar that are worth visiting. In addition, the natural
surroundings and the salubrious climate are a treat for the visitors.
» Shopping :
Srinagar is known for its beautiful
handicrafts, that include, fine carpets, wood carvings, embroidered silk and
woolen shawls. The Government Arts Emporium displays these items
elaborately. Other things that one can shop from Srinagar are flower vases,
spices like Saffron, Shah Zira, Kashmiri Chillies and dry fruits like
walnuts and almonds.
» Eating Out :
Kashmiri cuisine is considered as one
of the most exotic cuisines, including dishes like Gustaba ( meatballs made
of mutton), badam pasand ( meat with almonds), and Kashmiri Pulao with
saffron. The famous Kashmiri tea or green tea flavored with spices,
refreshes a tired body. Some places in Srinagar where you can enjoy a good
variety of food are, Mughal Darbar, Ahdoos Hotel, Tao Cafe, Nathu's, Sultan
» Boat Cruise at Dal Lake :
This will surely revive
and refresh you. Go for a houseboat ride on the Dal Lake, set amidst the
picturesque surroundings and make your tour to Srinagar most entertaining.
» Dal Lake :
The Dal is famous not only for
its beauty, but for its vibrancy, because it sustains within its periphery,
a life that is unique anywhere in the world. The houseboat and Shikara
communities have lived for centuries on the Dal, and so complete is their
infrastructure on the lake, that they never have to step on land! Doctors,
tailors, bakers- one can see them all in tiny wooden shops on the lake, near
picturesque vegetable gardens and acres of lotus gardens.
» Nagin Lake :
Nagin Lake, which is usually thought
of as a separate lake, is also divided from Dal Lake only by a causeway. The
causeways are mostly suitable for walkers and bicycles, they make a very
pleasant way of seeing the lake without having to worry about traffic or
Shikaras. The main causeway across the lake carries the water pipeline for
Srinagar's mains water supply.
» Mughal Gardens :
Kashmir was a favorite of the
Mughal emperors who visited it as often as they could. Cool and refreshing
after the plains of North India where the business of governance kept them
busy, they planted gardens with stepped terraces and flowing watercourses.
Cheshma Shahi is the first Mughal garden one will pass after Nehru Park.
Built at a height above the city, its views are as stupendous as its layout.
» Monuments : Hazaratbal Mosque :
Across the Dal
from Shalimar is the mosque of Hazaratbal, the one of its kind in Kashmir.
Made of white marble with a dome and a minaret, Hazaratbal is the repository
of a single hair of the Prophet Mohammed, exhibited to the public on certain
days of the year.
the city of lakes, houseboats and shikaras, extends its beauty to the nearby
areas also. These areas are equally mesmerizing and exquisite. One of the
most well-known destinations near Srinagar is Gulmarg, situated 52 km
southeast of Srinagar, at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level. It is a
popular trekking destination and boasts of the world's highest golf course,
along with its lush green meadows and snow-clad mountains. Sonamarg is
another destination, situated 80 km northeast of Srinagar, at an altitude of
2740 m. The flower-laden meadows, snow-covered Himalayan peaks, and a number
of trekking and hiking trails have made Sonamarg a popular tourist
destination. Pahalgam is 95 km east of Srinagar and is located in the quiet
Liddar valley, at a height of 2130 m. It is the starting point of the annual
pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath and also a well-known destination
for activities like hiking, fishing etc.
||Most Ideal Time to
Visit Srinagar ?
The climate of Srinagar is alpine. Summers (April-June) are mild and
the temperature ranges between 29.5 °C - 10.6 °C. Winters
(November-February) are extremely cold and the temperature ranges between
7.3 °C - 1.9 °C . The rainy season (March to May) in Srinagar
records a rainfall of 650 mm. It experiences heavy snowfall in
December-February. Thus, heavy woolens are required in Srinagar. The best
time to visit Srinagar is during summers between April and June.
» By Air :
||Getting There ?
Many airlines fly to Srinagar
from New Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu and there are flights operating
from Srinagar to Leh and back. There is a daily flight to Delhi via Jammu by
Indian airlines. There are weekly flights operated by Indian Airlines for
Leh from Srinagar. From airport to the city center is a 40 minute drive.
» By Rail :
Srinagar's nearest railhead is at Jammu
Tawi (305 km), which in turn is connected to all parts of the country,
including Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai and Kanyakumari. Taxis are available
at Jammu railway station till 11 am for immediate transfer to Srinagar.
» By Road :
Srinagar is connected by an all weather
road to Jammu, which in turn is connected to many parts of North India. Some
well connected important places are - like Chandigarh (630 km), Delhi (876
km), Jammu (298 km), Leh, Kargil, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam.
» Private Vehicles :
You can contact us for this, as
we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches
(ranging from luxury to budget and between) for the tourists from all over.
the capital of Jammu & Kashmir, is an ultimate destination to visit.
Srinagar is bestowed with all the natural gifts that one can think of. It
has lovely snow-clad mountain peaks, Sprawling lush green meadows with
Chinar trees encircling them, exquisite Mughal architecture and warm
friendly people. Apart from these Srinagar is also famous of its calm and
serene lakes, houseboats and shikaras, which are the highlight of the this
heaven like city. The snow-clad peaks and the stupendous scene of the snow
fall creates a magical atmosphere and thus makes Srinagar a dream
destination for the tourists.
To reach Srinagar, you can hire an Auto-rickshaw or a Taxi, from the
airport or the Jammu Tawi railway station. Taxis can be hired from the
Tangbagh stand on the boulevard, from outside the Tourist Reception Center
and from every hotel in the city.
To avoid any kind of difficulty book with us and enjoy your trip in the
most comfortable way. We have a host of vehicles that provide personalized
services, helping you to make your tour to this exotic place, memorable.
There are a number of luxury and budget hotels in Srinagar, equipped
with warm hospitality and other facilities. Srinagar also has interesting
houseboats that are a popular among the tourists.