Welcome to srinagar
Take a walk down the picture perfect Mughal Gardens and immerse yourself in their magnificent architecture. These gardens are a combination of Nishat, Shalimar and Chashm-e-Shahi, located on different sides of the Dal Lake.
The breathtaking build of Hazratbal Mosque with the Himalayan mountain range for a backdrop encapsulates a history of its own. It is said to contain the sacred hair of Prophet Muhammad which is shown to general public only on very special occasions. Women can enter only the first courtyard of the mosque.
Marvel at the panoramic beauty of the Dal Lake and the city of Srinagar from Shankaracharya Hill. At a height of 1,100 feet above sea level, the temple is dedicated to Hindu god of destruction, Shiva.
Cricket Bat Factories
Visit the cricket bat factories and meet the sports enthusiasts who sculpt willow trees night and day to create bats for the biggest names in the cricketing world. The cricket bat industry of Kashmir, known for manufacturing world-famous bats, is second only to that made from the English willow.
Apple Orchards and Saffron Fields
A trip to Srinagar is incomplete without a visit to the apple orchards and the saffron fields. The mesmerizing aroma of golden apples and the glistening orange-red of the saffron fields in bloom will enliven your senses.
Heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures during winters make travelling in and out of the city difficult.
You may need a special permit to access certain areas of Srinagar that are patrolled by the army.
Intermittent Phone Connectivity
In certain areas of Srinagar, phone network is a problem. BSNL and Airtel are the best mobile service providers there. In addition, on some public holidays (e.g. Republic Day and Independence Day), mobile and internet services are completely blocked in the valley due to security concerns.
Snow covered mountains, roads lined with majestic chinar (maple) trees and the famous Dal Lake wearing a placid face. Welcome to the postcard perfect city – Srinagar.
The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir has many stories to tell, not all of them pleasant, but what strikes you about the city is the everlasting smiles on the faces of the Kashmiri people.
The majestic Char Chinar in the middle of Dal Lake have their own secrets to whisper as you glide past them in your colourful shikara. The romantic nature of the surroundings will take you back to yesteryears when Bollywood heroes would court their beloved on these very waters. You can bask under the crispy sun or indulge in a cheerful conversation about the city and its historic past over a cup of kahwah (local green tea).
Srinagar has something for everyone. For the shopping enthusiast, there are endless options to fill your bags with – handmade carpets, papier-mâché accessories, walnut boxes and hand crafted silver jewellery. For the epicureans, the Kashmiri Wazwan cuisine is imbued with such delightful flavours that it will leave you wanting more. If sport is what interests you, you can play golf at the highest golf course in the world at 9,500 feet above sea level.
Experience pure bliss while relaxing amongst the valleys where Gods themselves reside! Visit the paradise on earth, Srinagar!