Attractions in Srinagar

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Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. Srinagar city lies in the Kashmir Valley on the Jhelum river banks. It is also the second-largest city in the Himalayas, Kathmandu being the first. It is known for its traditional handicrafts, dry fruits and shawls made for winter.  The top places to visit in Srinagar mostly include lakes, markets, ancient mosques, and famous markets. The top tourist attractions in Srinagar mostly are its Geography and culture. It is a colorful city with richness in both its geography and culture which is so much different from that of other Indian states. The political conditions of Srinagar also differ from the rest of India, in that it has a separate constitution.

The best tourist places in Srinagar are Dal Lake, Wular Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Hazratbal Shrine, Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya temple, Jamia Masjid, Dastgeer Sahib, and Pathar Mosque. All these places, especially the snow-covered mountains of Srinagar are the top places to visit in Srinagar with friends. Dal lake, Wular lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, and Chashme Shahi are the best places to visit in Srinagar for couples. Lal Chowk, Polo view Market, Residency Road, Meena Bazaar, Kashmir Govt. Arts Emporium and Budshah Chowk are the best places to visit in Srinagar for shopping

If you want to avoid extremely cold weather in Srinagar, the best time to visit is April to October. But if you want to enjoy the snowfall and the extreme winter, you can visit during November, December, January, and February. Srinagar can offer you the best vacation with its natural beauty and adventure. It can offer you a peaceful visit or solace in its green lush villages except during restricted time by the military.

Dal Lake

Dal Lake is a popular beautiful urban lake in Srinagar. It is often called the "Lake of Flowers", " Jewel in the crown of Kashmir" and "Srinagar's Jewel".It appears in four different forms during 4 different seasons. Its scenic beauty attracts tourists all over the world and is a significant source for commercial operations like fishing and water plant harvesting.

Wular Lake

The Wular Lake was formed as a result of tectonic activity and is now by the  Jhelum river. The government has launched boating, water sports, and water skiing. It is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia and varies from 30-189 square kilometers in size, as per season.

Shalimar Bagh

The Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal Garden, which is linked to Dal Lake by its North East. It was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1619. It is also a public park and is also called the 'Crown of Srinagar.

Nishat Bagh

Nishat Bagh adjacent to the Shalimar Bagh is also a terraced Mughal garden built-in 1633. It is lined with chinar and cypress trees and has 12 terraces representing the twelve zodiac signs. The Bagh is also called the " Garden of delight".

Hazratbal Shrine

Hazratbal is an Islamic shrine which is situated on the northern banks of Dal lake. it has a relic known as Moi-E-Muqqadas, which is believed to be the hair of Muhammad, the Islamic prophet. The shrine is a beautiful example of Islamic architecture.

Chashme Shahi

The Chashma Shahi is also a Mughal garden built-in 1632 around a spring by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's order, by his governor Ali Mardan Khan. it also has an Iranian influence on its art and architecture and is built over a freshwater spring.

Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal, also known as Peer Mahal and the Palace of Fairies, is a 7- terraced garden, which was built in 1650. It is situated on top of the Zabarwan Mountain range, overlooking Srinagar City. It is also an example of Islamic Mughal architecture, built during the rule of Shah Jahan.

Shankaracharya Temple

Shankaracharya Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is at a height of 1000 feet and overlooks Srinagar City. It has different architecture compared to other Hindu temple architectures in India. The temple looks beautiful during snow coverage.

Jamia Masjid

The Jamia Masjid, a mosque in Srinagar is regarded as the most prominent mosque in Kashmir. It is situated in the middle of the Old City and was built in 1394. Every Friday, Islamic devotees flood here and are a prime attraction to tourists.

Dastgeer Sahib 

The Dastgeer Sahib is a two-hundred-year-old Sufi Shrine in Khanyar, Srinagar. It has the possession of the Old Qur written by Ali Ibn Abi Talib and the relic, the hair of Abdul Qadir Gilani. It was built in 1806 and has a classic green structure, which adds to its beauty.

Pathar Mosque

The Pathar Mosque is a Mughal stone mosque located on the banks of Jhelum. The mosque was built by Mughal empress Noor Jahan, and unlike other mosques, it does not have a traditional dome roof. It was built in the year 1623 and is a good architectural site.

Charar -I-Sharif

Charar-I-Sharif is a prominent town in Jammu & Kashmir. It is famous for a 600-year-old sacrosanct Islamic shrine. The shrine was built in 1460. It is a significant religious and heritage spot of Islam and exhibits a variety of architecture.

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Nishat Bagh Srinagar is a terraced Mughal Garden that is built on the eastern side of Dal Lake in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. The Bagh is the second large

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The best tourist places to visit in Srinagar are Dal Lake, Wular Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Hazratbal Shrine, Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya temple, Jamia Masjid, Dastgeer Sahib, and Pathar Mosque.

Skiing, boating, trekking, and visiting the famous shrines and gardens are the best outdoor activities in Srinagar.

Skiing, boating, trekking, and visiting the famous shrines and gardens are the best outdoor activities in Srinagar with children.

The best tourist places to visit in Srinagar are Dal Lake, Wular Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Hazratbal Shrine, Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya temple, Jamia Masjid, Dastgeer Sahib, and Pathar Mosque.

The best tourist places to visit in Srinagar are Dal Lake, Wular Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Hazratbal Shrine, Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya temple, Jamia Masjid, Dastgeer Sahib, and Pathar Mosque.

Dal Lake, Srinagar town, Dara Harwan, and Dastgeer Sahib, are the best places to visit in Srinagar at night.

Dal lake, Wular lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, and Chashme Shahi are the best places to visit in Srinagar for couples.

Vivanta Dal View, Lalit Grand Palace, Ragh Bagh by Orchard, Kabo Luxury Boutique Hotel are the best restaurants in Srinagar.

The best time to visit Srinagar lakes is from April to October as the weather would not be too cold.

The top places to visit in Srinagar mostly include lakes, markets, ancient mosques, and famous markets. The top tourist attractions to visit in Srinagar mostly are its Geography and culture.

April to October serves the best time to visit Srinagar to avoid extreme cold.

Lal Chowk, Polo view Market, Residency Road, Meena Bazaar, Kashmir Govt. Arts Emporium and Budshah Chowk are the best places to visit in Srinagar for shopping.

Srinagar is safe to visit in December, but have to consider the weather as well.

The Jammu Railway Station is nearer to Srinagar. You can arrive at Srinagar domestic Airport by air and take JKSRTC deluxe buses from Jammu, Delhi, or Chandigarh.

The road condition might be slightly difficult therefore it is best recommended to travel by train or Volvo.

Yes, Srinagar is the best spot for a honeymoon.

You should wear winter clothes in Srinagar against the extremely cold climate.

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