Srinagar, is the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir which is situated on the banks of river Jhelam. The city is surrounded by high mountains, lush green meadows and fields which makes this place truly a “Abode of Gods”. Srinagar is home of some of the mesmerizing lakes and one such lake is the world-famous Dal Lake where you can witness the culture of Srinagar and the only floating market of the country. Along with the beautiful lakes, Srinagar has one of the best gardens present in India. In addition to this, the short walks in and around the old city adds charm to your tour where you can witness some of the ancient temples and mosques, the famous shikara ride in the Dal Lake will definitely make you fall in love with Srinagar.
Srinagar is truly the best city in India when it comes to serene beauty and mesmerizing views. You can imagine the view of the city with the beautiful lakes and lush green gardens with the backdrop of high snow-clad peaks of Pir Panjal and Himalayan ranges which acts like a cherry on the top of a cake. Srinagar is a place which has to be seen in person and experience the vibrant culture along with breathtaking landscapes and some of the mouth-watering Kashmiri cuisines.
Here are the top travel destinations of the city which are worth exploring.
Known as “Gem of Srinagar ”, Dal Lake is the most popular tourist spot of the city which provides a wonderful reflection of Srinagar’s culture and tradition. Being the second largest lake of Jammu and Kashmir , Dal Lake is spread over a sprawling area of 15 kms where tourists love to go for a short Shikara Ride to witness the beauty of this lake and the floating market. The water is so clear that you can see the reflection of surrounding snow-clad peaks of Pir Panjal range and the sun rays hitting the mountains.
Known as “Garden of Bliss”, Nishat Bagh was designed by Asif Khan in the year 1633 which is inspired by Persian Garden. This 12-terraced garden is situated on the banks of Dal Lake and is the second largest garden in Srinagar. This Mughal Garden is beautifully designed with an amazing central water channel that is linked with several fountains, a water stream, chinar trees and the magnificent backdrop of Zabarwan Mountains.