Srinagar is a beautiful place for a vacation. Unlike the past, it is quite a safe place now and conflicts have died down now unlike the past decade. On your arrival to Srinagar, you will be greeted by beautiful Western style summer homes, which only adds more beauty to its already picturesque landscape.
Srinagar is the biggest city of the Kashmir Valley and the late spring capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. The city is popular for its greenery enclosures, waterfronts and houseboats. It is likewise known for customary Kashmiri crafted works and dried natural products.
Kashmir is ostensibly the most excellent spot in India and Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir legitimizes that announcement. The closest other tourist destination from Srinagar is Pahalgam which is situated at a distance of about 90 kms. A ride from a Srinagar to Pahalgam taxi takes about 2 hours to reach. Be it the Shankaracharya sanctuary or the Hazratbal sanctum, the setting of a great structure against an amazing background characterizes each niche and corner of this paradise on earth.
One of the major and foremost places to visit during your stay in Srinagar is the Dal lake. Dal Lake stays swarmed with tourists travellers consistently and is prevalently known for its houseboats and Shikaras. This lake covers a territory of around 26 sq. km. Also, has a long shore line of around 15.5 km. It is prevalently called as ‘Srinagar’s Jewel’ or ‘Gem in the crown of Kashmir’. It is a perfect site in the area for getting a charge out of swimming, kayaking, houseboats, paddling, calculating, Shikara riding and water surfing.
Shankaracharya Temple is also another attraction. It is said to be developed around 200 BC by Jaluka, who was the child of Emperor Ashoka. It is situated on the highest point of Shankaracharya Hill, known as Takht-e-Sulaiman. From the highest point of this hill, guests can have a lovely perspective of the snow secured heaps of Pir Panjal mountain range. Also, another landmark is the Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden. This garden covers roughly 90 acres of land and houses 1.3 million tulip bulbs overlooking the Dal lake. It is arranged in region of Shalimar Garden, Nishat Garden, Chashm-e-Shahi Gardens and other Mughal Gardens. This greenery enclosure is around 8 kms from Srinagar and is known for yearly Tulip Festival that proceeds for 7 days.
If you are getting one of the tour packages for Srinagar it will probably consist of a tour and stay across the whole Jammu and Kashmir area which may include other beautiful places like Leh and Ladakh.