Srinagar

About Srinagar

Srinagar, popularly known as ‘Paradise on Earth’ and ‘Venice of the East’, is situated in the beautiful valley of Kashmir. Located on the banks of the River Jhelum, the city is renowned for its beautiful lakes, houseboats and numerous Mughal gardens. The word Srinagar is a combination of two Sanskrit words, ‘Sri’ meaning wealth and ‘Nagar’ meaning place. Therefore, the literal meaning of the term ‘Srinagar’ is ‘the city of wealth’.

Tourist Places In And Around Srinagar

The Mughal Gardens such as Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Achabal Bagh, Chashma Shahi, and Pari Mahal are the popular Mughal Gardens that attract tourists in a large number from all across the world. These gardens add to the natural beauty of this city. The lakes of Srinagar such as the Dal Lake, Nagin Lake are some of the other popular tourist spots.

The unmatched natural beauty and beatific surroundings make Srinagar an ideal place for tourists. The Dal Lake is the second largest lake in the valley of Kashmir and is popularly known as the ‘Jewel in the crown of Kashmir’. It is located in the backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas. Srinagar is also known for its house boats and ‘Shikara’ or wooden boats, which are available on the banks of the lakes. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful environment while riding on the ‘shikaras’.

Other Sightseeing

The Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary is another popular tourist attraction in Srinagar. Covering an extensive area of about 141 sq. km, the sanctuary was declared as a National Park in 1951. It is home to the endangered species of red deer known as the Hangul. Travellers can also sight leopards, the black and brown bear, musk deer, and numerous migratory birds here.

The Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is also one of the major tourist attractions of Srinagar situated on the banks of the beautiful Dal Lake. The garden covers an area of 90 acres and contains around 70 varieties of tulip. A yearly ‘Tulip Festival’ is organised here in the month of April, which is quite popular among travellers. The festival not only attracts national tourists but travellers from all across the globe who wish to be a part of this famous event. Travellers also get an opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine and folk dance here.

Visitors can purchase handicrafts and textiles that are uniquely native to the state and globally known such as Kashmiri carpets, Pashmina shawls, stoles, and wooden crafts.

The city, apart from being beautiful holds great historical, religious and archaeological importance. Several historical buildings and ancient religious sites present here are the physical proof of the rich and glorious past of the city.

The city is known for adventurous activities such as trekking and hiking. The trekking route that begins at Srinagar and leads to the caves of Amarnath is quite popular among travelers. The Dachigam National Park and Pahalgam are the destinations where travelers can go on for an excursion.

The climate of the destination remains pleasant all through the year with summer and winter as the main seasons. Srinagar experiences very less rainfall. The weather during the summer season is quite comfortable and enjoyable whereas, the winters are freezing with heavy snowfall.

Kashmir

Srinagar, the summer capital is situated in the centre of Kashmir valley and is surrounded by five districts. In the north it is flanked by Kargil, in the South by Pulwama, in the north-west by Budgam. This extremely beautiful place tells the story of the love of the Mughal emperors. It possess deep green rice fields and river bridges, gardens in bloom, lakes rimmed by houseboats, a business center and holiday resort.Srinagar has the distinction of having multifaceted and unique cultural blend, making it exclusive from the rest of the country, not only from the different cultural forms and heritage, but from geographical, demographically, ethical, social entities, which forms a distinct spectrum of diversity.Location: Kashmir Region, J&K

Srinagar (Airport Arrival)

We will welcome you to the city of temples. The JTT representative will receive you at the Srinagar Airport. Then by surface you will leave for Srinagar Hotel and in the course of the journey you will experience a feast to the eyes scenic beauty. After which you will check in at the hotel in the posh area of Srinagar near the world famous Dal Lake. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Pahalgam -Gulmarg

In the morning leave for full day excursion to Gulmarg – the most beautiful winter resort in the valley. An international winter games platform. It is popular for its snow skiing in winters. You can enjoy pony rides and also enjoy a Gondola ride (cable car) to Apharwat which is at one of the highest altitudes in Asia. After which you will return to the Srinagar and check in into the Hotel for overnight stay.

Gulmarg -Srinagar

Srinagar Local sightseeing In the morning proceed for full day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Adobe of love) , Shankaracharya Temple , Pari Mahal, Hazratbal Shrine. And also you can take a Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. After which check in into the effigy of Kashmir the deluxe Houseboat at Dal Lake Lake. Overnight stay in the Deluxe House Boat.

Srinagar – Pahalgam

After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (The valley of shepherds). Which is about 96 kms from Srinagar, which will be covered in app. 3 hours. You can visit the Saffron fields of pampore, Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman), on En-route. Drive through the pine forests. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. In the evening return back to Srinagar for Overnight stay in Deluxe House Boat.

Srinagar – Airport

In the morning transfer you on time to the Srinagar Airport for way back home or onwards journey. In this way your memorable tours and the splendor of Kashmir tour package ends, giving your lots of glorious reasons to Praise your journey and relish in the memories for lifetime.