Top Tourist Places To Visit in Srinagar

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Srinagar

  • Srinagar
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • India
  • Calling Code

    0194

  • Area

    294 km2

  • Main Languages
    Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri and English.
  • Population

    1,273,312 as per the census 2011

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 29.5oC Min : 10.6oC.
    Winter - Max : 7.3oC Min : 1.9oC.

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Srinagar Overview

Srinagar is the summer capital of the paradise state of Jammu & Kashmir. A visit to Srinagar is a journey into the lap of nature with immense beauty of lakes, gardens and mountains. Sri is another name of Goddess Laxmi and the city has been named after her.


Climate and Geography

Srinagar is in the Himalayan region of India, with its valley surrounded by mountains on all side, at an elevation of 1,585 m. The city has Jhelum River passing through it. Known as Vyath in Kashmir, Jhelum River deepens in the Dal Lake.

Srinagar as a humid subtropical climate; due to high elevation of the land, it is much cooler than the rest of India. The summers are warm and pleasant while winters are freezing with heavy rainfalls that block the routes. The place receives a good amount of rain, especially during spring season.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : April - June.

Transportation

Srinagar has an international airport, named Sheikh ul Alam Airport. It has connectivity to Delhi and Mumbai with one or two flights per day by each airline. The high altitude however causes flight delays often.



Tourists also take the rail route for Srinagar till Jammu and a taxi or bus there onwards. Tourists can reach Srinagar directly by road through NH 1A and 1D. For getting around in the city, travellers can use auto-rickshaws, taxis, buses or rented bikes. Shikaras and boats are also a means of travel in Dal Lake.



Shopping & Entertainment

Kashmir is famous for its Pashmina Shawls all over India. Travellers can also buy embroidered mats and carpets with traditional Kashmiri work on them. The dry fruits from this region are also popular.



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    27 Oct 2023
    Its been excellent service by Kongdori tours, special Thanks to Mr Aizaz for such nice arrangements, also thanks to Mashooq, who drived us all the corners of pur tours, so humble he is, I wish Kongdori tours and Mr Aizaz all the very best for their future ...more
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    My trip was really wonderful with alot of entertaining and memorable moment. This company has done a great job and everything was planned and in budget. Thanks to khushvi tours and travel for your work ...more
  • 5/5
    Dear Aneek, many thanks for making such a trip to Kashmir within a very short notice possible. We have planned for a trip to north Sikkim but due to landslides our trip canceled and we have contacted you. With in a day we were flying to Kashmir from kolkata. This was possible because of a perfect planning schedule. Your travel agency , the effectiveness, the planning and on top the driver Azad were just perfect. We felt so comfortable although being so far from home. Everything worked out in time and perfectly; all the hotels were perfectly arranged as per our taste and We felt very safe and were treated like royals or VIPs. We will definitely recommend your travel agency as well as the driver to our friends who are also planning trips to Kashmir. Once more, many thanks for all of the hospitality and the perfect service at the airport, both when arriving and leaving the srinagar and kind regards from very happy clients. ...more
  • 5/5
    Sbsj is great in all respects, booked kashmir tour with them and it was really great, everything from starting till the end everything was great. We booked 5 nights and 6 days tour package for Kashmir. Each and every hotel in pahalgam and srinagar was good. I would really say to give a chance to sbsj tours and travels for your domestic trip, you will really enjoy their hospitality and service ...more

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Srinagar Trip?
    It is recommended to plan at least 4-5 days for a complete Srinagar trip.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Srinagar?
    Srinagar International Airport is the nearest major airport, while Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the nearest major train station for Srinagar.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Srinagar?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Srinagar are by air, with Srinagar International Airport, or by road through national highways.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Srinagar?
    Yes, the Tulip Festival, Shikara Festival, and Eid-ul-Fitr are some special events and festivals celebrated in Srinagar.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Srinagar?
    The top tourist attractions in Srinagar include Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Hazratbal Shrine, and Pari Mahal.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Srinagar?
    Must-try local dishes in Srinagar include Rogan Josh, Kashmiri Pulao, and Wazwan. Popular restaurants include Mughal Darbar and Ahdoos.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Srinagar?
    Srinagar offers a range of accommodations including luxury hotels, houseboats on Dal Lake, guesthouses, and budget hotels.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Srinagar?
    Yes, buses and shared taxis are available as public transportation options in Srinagar.
  • What are the transportation options available in Srinagar?
    Transportation options in Srinagar include taxis, buses, auto-rickshaws, and rented motorcycles.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Srinagar?
    The primary language spoken in Srinagar is Kashmiri, but Hindi and English are also widely understood.
  • What is the best time to visit Srinagar?
    The best time to visit Srinagar is from April to October when the weather is pleasant and the valley is in full bloom.
  • What Activities can be done in Srinagar?
    In Srinagar, you can go for shikara rides on Dal Lake, visit Mughal gardens, explore old Srinagar city, and take a day trip to Gulmarg or Pahalgam.
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