Srinagar is often referred to as the “Heaven of Earth.” Tourists from all parts of India visit Srinagar regularly and in great numbers. It is also very well connected via road, rail, and airways. Therefore, a tourist coming to Srinagar has lots to explore in this beautiful region of Srinagar.
Places to visit in Srinagar
There is multiple attraction in Srinagar which tourist can explore here, and you have a list of places to explore in Srinagar.
One of the best attractions in Srinagar at the top of the list is Dal Lake. Visited by almost everybody visiting Srinagar can come here with family, friends, or solo. Pir Panjal Mountain and the beautiful Mughal Gardens enclose Dal Lake. It is spread over 15 Km and is the second-largest lake in Srinagar. You will be amazed to see a floating vegetable and flower market.
Shikara Ride is one of the major attractions in Srinagar. Sometimes tourists are in Srinagar to get on with Shikara Ride and relax. Shikara ride is a magical experience with being on a ride on Dal Lake and the mountains around you.
This temple is named after philosopher Shankaracharya who visited Srinagar centuries ago. Shankaracharya temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and is located on the hills. It is believed Adi Shankaracharya attained enlightenment here. Reaching this temple, you will also get a great valley view.
Gardens in Srinagar
Spread over 30 hectares of land Tulip Garden is the largest in Asia. The tulip garden is divided into many sections and maintained by different gardeners. Each team is made to look unique and has a great picturesque view. The Garden has several types of flowers in different colors for tourists’ cherries.
Nishat Bagh was built by Asif Khan in 1633. The architect of the garden is Mughal and Persian-dominated. It is the second-largest Mughal Garden in the Kashmir Valley. Nishat Bagh also has a water channel in between, which adds to the beauty of the place.
Known as the “Crown of Srinagar,” Shalimar Bagh was built by Jahangir for his beloved wife, Nur Jahan. Built in 1619, Shalimar Bagh is the largest among three gardens in Srinagar. Shalimar Bagh is also known as Faiz Baksh or Farah Baksh.
This is one of three Mughal gardens built on orders of Shah Jahan for his son Dara Shikoh. Also known as Chasma-i-Shahi, this garden was built in 1632.
Moreover, you can book a taxi in Srinagar to tour local sightseeing places.