Srinagar is the summer capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies on the banks of the Jhelum River. The city is famous for its gardens, waterfronts and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits. The city is also famous for its nine old bridges, connecting the two parts of the city. The valley is surrounded by the Himalayas on all sides. Srinagar is one of several places that have been called the “Venice of the East”. Holy places in and around the city depict the historical cultural and religious diversity of the city as well as the valley. It is one of the most famous tourist spot in Srinagar to spend your vacations and make your trip so memorable.
As a travel guide Srinagar is all about snowy peaks and mountains, and a lot of shopping.
Srinagar is the major hill station, for pilgrims with a lot of hotels and lodges. We also arrange travel and tour packages in and around Srinagar by car with several different rental packages to choose from. So, book your seats know to make your vacations memorable.
Best places to Visit
There are many more places to visit in Srinagar.
Lord Shiva is known by many names and Amarnath is one of them. The Holy Cave is considered to be the most sacred temple in India dedicated to Lord Amarnath. The journey to this Holy Cave is known as the Amarnath Yatra that takes place each year during the month of July and August. It is during this time that the natural Shivaling made of ice is formed in the cave attaining full form on the full moon day. The route to the Amarnath Caves is one of the toughest treks and cannot be done by the faint hearted. It is one of the best pilgrimage spot to visit in Srinagar.
The very well-known Dal Lake in Srinagar is very delightful and one of the most famous tourist spot. The Lake is the second largest lake in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and has gardens all along its shores. The Dal Lake is surrounded by the beautiful snow-capped mountains on three sides making the Dal Lake one of the most beautiful lakes in India which is immensely popular amongst tourist. It is one of the famous picnic spot. In this lake there was motor boating and paddle boating and while boating we can have the view of the beautiful lake. The lake looks so beautiful at the time of sunset. It is one of the most famous tourist spot in Srinagar.
The Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar is considered to be the finest Mughal-style hill garden and was made by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife. The Shalimar Bagh was built not merely as garden but also served as the summer residence of the Mughal. The water canals and fountains cover a major area of the garden and the gurgling sound of soothing water canals, lovely fountains, vibrant flowers and the old architecture makes this garden a wonderful place to spend your vacations. It is one of the most famous tourist spot in Srinagar.
Jamia Masjid is a mosque in Srinagar. The Jamia Masjid of Srinagar is situated in the middle of the old city. It is another important mosque in Srinagar at which thousands of people congregate for the Friday prayers. It is popularly reflects the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. It is one of the prime Srinagar tourist place to visit.
Gulab Bhavan is a palace in Srinagar, India. The palace is a former residence of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. After independence of India, the palace was converted into hotel ‘The Grand Palace’. It is one of the best places to visit in Srinagar.
Things to do in Srinagar
There are many more things to do in Srinagar.
Shopping in Srinagar
While visiting Srinagar don’t forget to go for shopping as there are many more things to buy while shopping like Kashmiri handicrafts, carpets, wooden items, jewellery, lamps, wall hangings, footwear, fashion accessories, Pashmina Shawl etc.
Activities in Srinagar
There are many more outdoor activities in Srinagar like trekking, Mountain Climbing, Golfing, River Rafting, Para gliding etc. are the famous outdoor activities in Srinagar.
Famous food of Srinagar
The famous food of Jammu is Kachalu, Gul gule, Cholle and Rajma Chawal, anardana chutney etc. while visiting there don’t forget to have these food.
Festivals & Events of Srinagar
All the festivals in Srinagar are celebrated with great enthusiasm. The various festivals which are celebrated in Srinagar are Bhawani Festival, Gurez Festival, Urs, Saffron and Tulip festivals and many other festivals.
Weather/Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Jammu is good in both the summers and in winters. In summers the temperature is around 45c and in winters the weather is drop down to 4C but it is a good to visit in both the seasons if you want to see heavy snowfall you should have to visit in winters i.e. in the month of December to March
How to Reach?
The distance to Srinagar from Jammu is about 293 km which is nearly a 7 hour drive. So, if you want to go Srinagar by car you can hire a taxi from jammu. Srinagar to leh is 414 km & takes about 8 hours by car. Gulmarg is only 49 km from srinagar & takes only 1 hour 20 minutes.
The Jammu Tawi Railway Station is 293 kms away from Srinagar and is also well connected to other cities in India including Delhi, Chennai, Trivandrum, Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru. After reaching the station you can hire a pre-paid taxi from jammu to srinagar and reach up to the city safely.
The Srinagar airport is 14 kms from the city. There are some direct flights to Srinagar from Delhi like Jet Airways, Air Deccan, Spice Jet, Kingfisher Airlines, Go Air, Jet Lite and Indian Airlines etc. After reaching the airport you can hire a pre-paid taxi from srinagar airport to srinagar to reach up to the city safely and comfortably.