dal lake

Things to do in Srinagar

Srinagar is one of the most beautiful and flawless tourist place in India. It is also known as the “Venice” of the North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the gorgeous Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River. It is popularly acknowledged as “Paradise on Earth”. It is an ideal destination which tourists can visit throughout the year. People admire this beautiful place. Even movie directors have shot their films in Srinagar. Many films like- Kashmir ki kali’, Jab Jab Fool Khile’, and Mission Kashmir’ were shot in Srinagar. Srinagar is famous for its culture, facilities and beautiful sights.

Dal Lake

Dal Lake

Culture

The culture of Srinagar is very much famous and even popular in India and outside India as well. Languages spoken in Srinagar are mainli Kashmiri which is also known as Koshur’; Urdu is majorly spoken by Muslims. It has a distinctive blend of cultures. Holy cities in the city tell us about its historical culture and religion.

There are many places to worship in Srinagar

  • Hazratbal Shrine
  • Jama Masjid
  • Hamza Makhdum
  • Kheer Bhawani
  • Hari Parbat
  • Shankaracharya Temple

Srinagar is also popular because of its cultural dance and music. Bhand Pather is a form of satirical dance which is performed in theaters of Srinagar. Chakri and Sufi music are the forms of music that are commonly played in Srinagar.

The art work of Srinagar has been influenced by Mughal, Persian, and Tibetan cultures.

Places to Visit in Srinagar

  1. Dal Lake
  2. Nagin Lake
  3. Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
  4. Sri Pratap Singh Museum
  5. Nishat Bagh
  6. Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary

Tourist Destination Near Srinagar

  • Gulmarg
  • Sonamarg
  • Pahalgam
Pahalgam-Valley

Pahalgam Valley

Hotels in Srinagar

There are many hotels available in Srinagar. Srinagar provides many options, ranging from budget hotels, mid-range hotels to luxury hotels.

  1. 5-star Hotels- Vivanta by Taj Dal view, and The Lalit Grand Hotel.
  2. 4-star Hotels- Hotel Broadway, Jamal Resort, City Forest Resort, etc.
  3. 3-star Hotels- Ahdoos Hotel pvt. Ltd. , Heevan Resorts, Hotel Shahenshah Palace, Pamposh Hotel, etc.
  4. 2-star Hotels- Hotel Zabarvan, Centre Point Hotel, Butterfly Hotel, Sadaf Hotel, Season Palace Hotel, and many more.

The best time to visit Srinagar is Between “MAY to NOVEMBER” as the climate is pleasant during this time. During winters, the temperature goes down. You can buy pocket friendly handicrafts here to give away as gifts. Srinagar is famous for its natural beauty and breath taking mountains.

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