Srinagar is the state’s winter capital lies in the Kashmir Valley, on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus. Eminent for its awesome lakes, winding rivers, exquisite gardens, romantic Shikara rides and beguiling houseboats, the city is a fitting prologue to the numerous charms of the valley. It is additionally known for conventional Kashmiri painstaking work and dried organic fruits.
Activities: Paragliding, Boating and Trekking
Best Places To Visit:
Botanical Garden: Built up in 1969, The Jawaharlal Nehru Garden is a botanical garden named after the first Prime Minister “Pt Jawaharlal Nehru” of India. The Garden has an immeasurable collection of around 1.5 lakh ornamental plants and oak assortments along with numerous sorts of plants and vegetation.
Dal Lake: Lined by Gardens built during the Mughal period, Dal lake is the major point of fascination eminent as the Jewel of Kashmir. The houseboats on the Dal Lake are usually stationary unlike the houseboats of Kerala. The magnificence of Dal Lake has pulled in producers and more than 20 movies have been shot in and around the popular water body.
Pari Mahal: Pari Mahal is an antiquated old monument that draws out the building brightness of the inescapable age. The name Pari Mahal signifies the Home of Fairies, a destroyed garden palace is a memorable monument. Loctaed at the crest of Zabarwan mountain range, it is a seven terraced garden polular for its attractive blooming plants and various natural fruit trees.
Hazratbal Shrine: Situated on the left bank of the famous Dal Lake, the Hazratbal Shrine is an unmatched adoration moored in the affection and appreciation for the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), whose Moi-e-Muqaddas, the sacrosanct hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is saved here.
Tulip Garden: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden located on the foothills of Zabarwan Range is the largestTulip Garden of Asia covers an area of around 12 hectares. Previously, it was named Model Floriculture Center, the garden is surrounded by Nishat Bagh and Chashma Shahi Garden from three sides. Each year in the month of April, Jammu Kashmir government organize Tulip Festival in which sightseers can appreciate amazing perspectives of the gardens and patio nurseries at its full blossom.
Some other great places to visit in Srinagar are: Mughal Gardens, ShankaracharyaTemple, Hari Parbat, Floating Market On Lake, Royal Spring Golf Course, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Harwan Garden, Dastgir Sahir, Pathar Sahib, Jama Masjid, Challi Point, Nagin Lake, Parihaspora etc.
Best Time To Visit: April to June