About SRINAGAR

Situated on the banks of river Jhelam, Srinagar is really a dream destination. Surrounded by beautiful glittering lakes like Dal, Anchal and Nagin Lake the place is truly a paradise. Srinagar is located on heights of 1730 meters and nested between Karakoram and Pir panjal range. The place is also summer capital of State Jammu and Kashmir and very important from political and financial point of view.Srinagar is one of the most scenic and beautiful tourist destinations of India. The place is ompletely surrounded by Snow-capped hills of Himalayas, panoramic and splendid landscapes, parks, many lakes and bridges. Lakes are full of famous Shikaras and ouseboats and one cannot make the trip complete without staying in these beautiful and luxury shikara.Popularly called as ‘Paradise on earth’ Srinagar is really a treat for eyes of travellers. If you are nature lover then Srinagar is a must go place for you so plan your trip to Srinagar now.

Getting There

Srinagar airport is almost 15 km from the heart of city. Almost all main air services provide their flights to Srinagar from all major towns of India. You can get taxis and can hire cars to reach your desired destinations. Nearest railway station is Udhampur railway station which is 60 km away from Srinagar. Another nearest major railway head is Jammu Tawi which is 290 km away and very well connected to all major towns of India. You can get taxis here to reach your destinations. Srinagar is very well connected from the rest of India by NH1 and NH1A. Jammu and Kashmir transport services offers very good and comfortable bus services around the state. Lots of buses ply to and from Chandigarh, Delhi, Pahalgam, Jammu and Leh. Taxis and autos are available outside.

By Train

Nearest railway station is Udhampur railway station which is 60 km away from Srinagar. Another nearest major railway head is Jammu Tawi which is 290 km away and very well connected to all major towns of India. You can get taxis here to reach your destinations.

By Road

Srinagar is very well connected from the rest of India by NH1 and NH1A. Jammu and Kashmir transport services offers very good and comfortable bus services around the state. Lots of buses ply to and from Chandigarh, Delhi, Pahalgam, Jammu and Leh. Taxis and autos are available outside.

By Air

Srinagar airport is almost 15 km from the heart of city. Almost all main air services provide their flights to Srinagar from all major towns of India. You can get taxis and can hire cars to reach your desired destinations.

Visit and Do

You will have endless options to see and do if you are in Srinagar. The place is popular for tits scenic places, temples, mosque, lakes, mountains and much more. The most famous Dal Lake is the first thing to see. The lake is having dazzling water in sunlight and at night in moon light with beautiful backdrop of majestic Himalayas. Full of colourful houseboats and Shikaras the place looks like heaven especially as romantic destination. Other famous lakes are Nagin lake Wular lake etc.Another thing to see here is the rayal gardens of Srinagar. Most famous is Mughla garden. The garden is full of colourful flowers and very well-manicured. Lush green surroundings of the garden will mesmerise you and you can spend hours here. Other popular gardens are Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and Chashme Shahi garden etc. and all are really worth to see.Pari mahal(house of fairies) is a beautiful historical monument which is situated near Chashme Shahi garden. The place is very beautiful and a proud witness of rich culture of Mughals. Sri pratap Singh museum is also good to see and you can get all the information about history and culture of Srinagar. Lots of religious places are also here to visit if you are interested. You can get the impressions of Mughal culture all over and the things will amazed you. You can start from Jama masjid and Hajrat bal Majid. Both mosques are very old and example of unique Mughal architecture. Both places are important shrine of Muslim community even now and lots of devotees come here all the time. Dastgir shahi shrine is also equally popular. Shakracharya temple is another popular religiou place to visit.If you are shopaholic then lots of things are here to buy so you can shop till drop in real sense. Go for world famous Pashmina shawls and Kashmiri carpets. You can buy local made wooden handicrafts, paper mashie items and local funky trinkets. Dry fruits and saffron are also must pick. Trekking and hiking are most popular outdoor activities here. Try it.

Accommodation

Srinagar is one of the prime hill station and popular for its weather and picturesque views. That is why Srinagar offers plenty of options for staying. First and most popular option is houseboats. We strongly recommend you to stay at shikaras at least for a night. This will be an amazing and unforgettable experience. Shikaras are available on different and affordable prices. You can opt for Mahjjong group of houseboats, Dastan deluxe houseboat or Golden palace houseboat.Lots of luxury hotels are also available here like Lalit Grand palace, hotel Broadway and hotel Silver Star and you tariff will be more than 5000INR. Deluxe hotels are available 2500 to 4000INR and services will be perfect. You can opt for cheap and budget hotels as wide range of these kinds of hotels are available here. You have to pay 1000 to 2000INR for these kinds of hotels. Big range of all kind of hotels is available in Srinagar so you can get accommodation according to your budget.

Food

All kind of general food is available in Srinagar. Lots of restaurants located around residency road. You can get continental food, Chinese food and almost all Indian foods here in Srinagar. For local cuisine you must go to Lal Chowk. Kashmiri cuisine is very popular and really tasty so do not miss local food if you are here.