Srinagar Crowning India with priceless jewels. Sri Nagar is a heavenly abode of Mother Nature at its best.


Cuddling with pearly white snowy peaks of Karakoram, Zanskar and Pir Panjal ranges – Srinagar is a paradise beautifying Jammu & Kashmir. Being located about 1,730 meters, Srinagar remains blessed with a soul-soothing climate that adds to its popularity and lures streams of nature lovers to this wonderland. The beauty of Srinagar is majestic with foaming lakes and emerald landscapes. The city is renowned for its wonderful houseboat and Shikara rides, making holidays to Srinagar worth cherishing.

Places to Explore

Let’s delve deeper into the city’s amazing list of attractions which make it a much preferred holiday destination in India.

Dal Lake

Dal Lake is the most popular attraction of the city.  Known as 'Srinagar's Jewel', the crystal clear lake is surrounded by the imposing Himalayas. It is spread over an area of about 26 sq. km and is loved for its amazing houseboat and Shikara rides. Hazratbal Shrine: Srinagar is popular for Hazratbal Shrine, located on the western bank of Dal Lake. A revered place among Muslims, the shrine houses the hair relic of Prophet Mohammad.

Mughal Gardens

Spending some time at the Mughal Gardens of the city also bestows great pleasure. Some of the gardens like Nishat Garden, Shalimar Garden and Chashm-e-Shahi Garden are graced with Persian style and adorned with superb fountains, pools and canals.

Shankaracharya Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this old Shankaracharya Temple is also known as the Jyesteshwara temple. The temple is located at a height of 1,100 feet on the top of Shankaracharya hill. It is known for offering panoramic views of Srinagar and its calm ambience is worth cherishing.

Nagin Lake

This beautiful lake offers ample of opportunities to partake in boating, swimming and water skiing. Being located close to the Dal Lake, it remains a much popular picnic spot among family vacationers.

Apple Orchards

A visit to apple orchards in Srinagar is a must during summer months when you can pluck fresh apples from trees.

Luxury Living

There is no dearth of luxury hotels in Srinagar. The hotels here bestow a laid back ambience combined with world class amenities which add to the stay experience of travellers. The Lalit Grand Palace is a perfect pick for extravagant souls seeking the best of luxury. This hotel, housing suites and luxury cottages, is an erstwhile palace of the Maharajas. Vivanta by Taj is another opulence oozing property offering charismatic day and night views of the Dal Lake. This treasure, poised royally on the Kralsangri hill, brings out a mix of Kashmiri heritage and contemporary style. Its beautifully decorated 82 rooms promise a pleasing stay where guests are pampered with heart-pleasing service.

Those who wish to experience Kashmiri warmth must plan stay at Mughal Palace Houseboats. These houseboats are decorated tastefully         to provide a dream stay to the guests. Travellers can choose from the Sapphire, Emerald or Ruby Suites, each having its own charm.


Srinagar is known for selling Kashmir’s Pashmina shawls, silk and wool carpets, paper pulp, walnut wood furniture, jewellery, trinkets, vases, show pieces, cigarette cases, etc. Travellers can head for shopping grounds like Lal Chowk, Badshah Chowk and the nearby Polo View in the city to shop the most authentic local stuff.

Best time to visit
The months from April to June are ideal to visit the city as the weather here remains cool with temperatures ranging between 10 degree Celsius and 30 degree Celsius.


How to Reach
By Air:  The nearest airport is Srinagar airport which is located at a distance of 14 kms from the city. There are regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities to Srinagar. Taxis, cabs can be taken from the airport.

By Rail: At 60 kms Udhampur railway station is the nearest railway station to Srinagar. The other railway station is Jammu Tawi which is 293 kms from the city. Trains from all metro cities of India connect Srinagar.

By Road: Tourists can take taxis and private coaches from Jammu Tawi to reach Srinagar. State-run bus services are also available from Jammu.

So, plan your holidays to the beautiful land of Srinagar and get fascinated by its miraculous exquisiteness.

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