Stay on a House-Boat
Spend a night on a luxurious houseboat on Dal Lake, also known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir' because these floating mini-hotels are fitted with every comfort. This activity is the most idyllic way to relax in Srinagar.
Visit the Pagoda-Style Shah Hamadan Masjid
Constructed in the 14th century for Sultan Sikander, and located on the banks of the Jhelum River the Masjid has been rebuilt twice and combines Hindu, Islamic and Buddhist influences. This Masjid has two stories of intricate carvings.
Walk through the Popular Gardens of Srinagar
There are plenty of gardens to choose from, but the Shalimar Gardens are just amazing. The garden was built by Emperor Jahangir in the 17th century as pleasure garden for his wife. At present, you can take delight in the terraced lawns, fountains, pretty pavilions, annual flowering plants and lovely trees.
Play a Round of Golf
The Kashmir Golf Club offers 18 holes with common fairways. In addition to this, the Royal Springs Golf Club course was designed by Robert Trent Jr. and is known as one of the most beautiful courses in Asia today. Many key tournaments and events are held here every year.
Named Sheikh ul Alam Airport is well connected and airlines provide regular flights from Srinagar to Delhi, Chandigarh and Mumbai. The airport is situated just 15 km far away from the center of the city.
You have to reach either Jammu Tawi or Udhampur railway station to reach Srinagar by train. Both railway stations are well connected with different parts of India.
There is no direct bus between Srinagar and New Delhi. You can take flight from New Delhi to Jammu, and then take State Transport Bus to Srinagar from Jammu.
Dal Lake, the most important landmark of Srinagar, has the length of 8 Km long, a width of 4 Km and spreads over a total of 26 Sq. Km. The Lake is lined by gardens and many parks. Do you know that this lake is one of the most confusing parts of Srinagar? For it is not one lake at all, but three! Yes, it is true. The beauty of Dal Lake has attracted Bollywood filmmakers, and more than 20 films have been shot in and around the popular water body.
The tourist site is also known as Royal Springs where you can enjoy the beautiful site where high mountains all around will take your heart away. The “magical water’ is the most surprising thing you will find here. You have to visit this place to know more about it.
One of the many Mughal Gardens constructed on the Dal Lake. Nishat Garden is one of the biggest Mughal Gardens in the valley. The Persian gardens have fixed geography, but the garden was notified due to various kind of geography as well as an available water source.
The temple is located just in the middle of the city. From Shankracharya Temple, you can have a view of entire Dal lake. Keep in mind that camera, mobile phone, shoes and any other leather stuff are not allowed here. Not even wallets as well.
Rista (by Oniongas)
Dry fruit and spices
Antique silver jewelry
Ranked amongst the most popular shopping places in Srinagar and the streets are dotted with shops. Carvings made out of walnut wood, jewelry boxes, tiny trinkets and Pashmina handlooms are sold like hot cakes at this market
From this, you can buy world-famous Kashmiri carpets. Different carpets with intricate designs and patterns at pocket-friendly prices. Also, there are lots of shops at the Badshah chowk that sell Pashmina shawls as well as a huge variety of embroidered clothes.
Polo View Market
This market is surely one of the best places to buy some great souvenirs in Srinagar. This market is laden with shops selling Pashmina items such as jamawars along with walnut wood carved items and wooden jewelry boxes.
This place is the best market area for Kashmiri handicrafts, ethnic dongra jewelry, and dry fruits. Figs, dates, raisins and apricots are some of the dry fruits that can be purchased from here. Apart from this, a few shops also sell wide varieties of walnuts that are sold in big bags.
Mughal Darbar- Residency Road, Srinagar
Indian, Mughlai, Kashmiri
Ahdoos- Ahdoos Hotel, Srinagar
Lhasa Restaurant- Boulevard Road, Srinagar
Coffea Arabica- MA Rd