Things to do in Srinagar

Srinagar; the capital of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is known for its natural environment, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats.

It always offers a plethora of scenic and experiential excursions.

Here are a list of things to see and do in Srinagar

  1. Sunset Shikara ride on Dal Lake
  • it’s a no brainer
  • Kitschy boats, bedecked with colourful carpets and rugs, welcomes the visitors of Kashmir
  • enjoy the ride in the evening when the sky is still blue and the water spots the reflections of the surrounding mountains and plans and stick till the sunsets.
  • you will be mesmerized with the scenic beauty of this lake.
  1. Pari Mahal
  • a charming monument
  • known as adobe of fairies in local parlance
  • this multi-tiered monument and its grounds boast of a spectacular view of the valley
  • entire Srinagar, its lakes and surrounding meadows are visible from this vantage points
  1. Tulips and Gardens
  • Asia’s largest tulip garden are located here
  • flowers are full bloomy only for a short time in the month of March and April
  • enjoy it at Pencil Shalimar Bagh,Nishat Garden or Chasme Shahi Garden
  1. Hazratbal Shrine
  • located by the shores of Dal lake, gives a peaceful beauty
  • cover your head and wear something that covers your elbow and knees
  1. Agander in apple orchards
  • you will enjoy the orchards in full bloom during july and august
  • you can expect hundreds of trees laden with apples
  • spend your languorous day under the Kashmiri sun here in this orchard

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