Top 12 Places to visit in Srinagar (Kashmir)

Top 12 Places to visit in Srinagar (Kashmir)

Are you looking for the greatest locations to visit in Srinagar? With lakes, mountains, and other natural and historical wonders, it’s easy to see why all nature and history enthusiasts are enamoured with this heavenly city!

1. Dal Lake
Dal Lake is Kashmir’s most well-known lake. Floating nurseries, active shikaras, and carved wooden houseboats may all be found here. You can see Srinagar’s famous floating business sector if you wander around here in the early morning.

2. Mughal Gardens
Shalimar, Nishat, and Chashm-e-Shahi are three well-known Mughal Gardens in Srinagar. Their compositional wonder is as important as the rich history they have. Shalimar Bagh (cultivate) was utilised as a late spring residence as well as the royal court in the seventeenth century. 

Both Shalimar and NishatBagh look similar to Persian nurseries, with a water source and four streams. Chashm-e-ShahiBagh’s new water springs are well-known for their healing properties. Chasma Sahibi, the garden’s name, is also near a mountain spring. 

The Mughal Gardens are protected with fallen red brilliant leaves during harvest. A stroll with your beloved is a wonderful way to cherish a moment that will last a lifetime.

3. Hazratbal Mosque
Silvery-white Hazratbal Mosque is revered for its storage of a relic, the Prophet’s hair. The main domed mosque of Srinagar Tour Packages, located close to the Dal Lake, is a place of peace and a must-see. Only the first segment of the mosque is open to women. 

Srinagar is served by the Hazratbal Mosque, which lends a notable and celestial interest. You will be amazed at the intricate Iranian and Persian engineering effects as you walk down the passages.

4. Shankaracharya Mandir
To complete the scene, the Shiva sanctuary of the 11th century is found on the winding streets of Shankaracharya Hill. It boasts stunning views of the Valley. It is considered the oldest site in Srinagar, dating back to 250 BC. Security reasons for the sanctuary premises prohibit cameras and cell phones.

5. Nagin Lake
Its renowned appeal is due to the many lakes and greenery areas. A little further from Dal Lake, Nagin Lake is where you can swim, pontoon, and attempt water skiing.

6. Jama Masjid
Many devotees who are ardent believers regularly visit Srinagar’s places of worship, mosques and sanctuaries. Jama Masjid was the first mosque built in the fourteenth century by Sikandar Butshikan. 

This landmark is structurally exceptional. It has towers rather than vaults or minarets. Surprisingly, Jama Masjid’s 350 mainstays are made from a single deodar trunk.

7. Wular Lake
Srinagar is home to Asia’s largest lake of crisp water, the Wular Lake. Its ever-changing contours and shades will keep you enthralled for a few kilometres.

8. Manasbal Lake
Srinagar is only a short distance away from Manasbal Lake. It looks beautiful at first glance, with lotus blossoms. Fowls peeping will be the most common sound you hear here.

9. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is one of the numerous enhancements to Srinagar’s various tourist attractions. It was built in 2006-07 and covers a total area of 29.6 acres. This made it Asia’s greatest tulip-growing region.

The seemingly endless green patch of land is home to around 20 million blossoms that include a few varieties of tulips. This garden is a lovely spot to visit. The blooming tulips and eye-alleviating verdure add a wonderful picturesque beauty. The garden’s pleasant setting, which includes the Zabarwan high above the ground and the charming Dal Lake, adds appeal.

This site hosts the Tulip Festival in March and April, when the tulip blooms are fully ripe. The state government’s gardening division facilitates this important occasion. There are also many social projects and presentations of local workmanship and cooking that take place during the bloom celebration.

10. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden is located in the Zabarwan Mountain Range’s lower regions. It overlooks the beautiful Dal Lake. The 80-hectare area of this well-kept plant includes 17 hectares of a beautiful lake. It was established in 1969 to improve the city and spread awareness about various varieties of verdure.

This sprawling green space has four main divisions. The Plant Introduction Center and Research Section, as well as the Recreational Garden and Botanical Garden, are among them. This garden is home to more than 300 varieties of greenery, including cedar and willow trees. These guests can relax in the tranquil environment of the garden or enjoy the paddle-pontoon rides on the lake.

11. Hari Parbat
Hari Parbat is a popular vacation spot that draws large tourists due to its religious and recorded grandeur. The Castle houses the necessary structures to unite the Parvati Temple, the Durrani Fort Gurudwara, and the holy sites of Akhund Mullah Shah and Khwaja Makhdoom Sahib. 

Mughal Emperor Akbar built the strongest forts on this slope in 1590 to make NagerNagor, his second capital. Shuja Shah Durrani was responsible for the construction of the present fortress.

Two legends are associated with Hari Parbat, also known as Koh-e Marian. The first tells us that this was once a huge lake where Jalobhava, an evil entity, lived. The locals pleaded with Parvati, a Hindu goddess, to help them get rid of Jalobhava’s barbaric acts. He was then transformed into a winged creature, and a stone dropped on his head.

The rock continued to expand until the devil was crushed. Hari Parbat, an extended rock believed to have been the homestead for every Hindu god, is also said to be the same one. A comparative version of the story includes Stand (the devil) and Mond (the devil).

On the slope’s western incline, also known as PredemnaPeet, is SharikaBhagwati’s sanctuary. Here, Goddess Parvati is honoured as the 18-equipped Sharika, the directing divinity in Srinagar. HarNavum, the birth of Goddess Parvati, is commemorated with tahercharvan (rice) and goat liver meat at the sanctuary.

12. Roza Bal Shrine
Roza Bal Shrine, a sacrosanct grave in the Khanyar area of Srinagar, attracts devotees from Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. According to different beliefs, it is Yusuf’s entombment site – the Jesus from Nazareth. Most believe that Jesus visited Kashmir after he had survived His tortured death.

The way the body was covered in Jewish customs supports the religious hypothesis. The tomb is a rectangular, low-rise structure that’s set on a raised platform. It has railings at the front and three curves.

Another tomb is located in the hallowed area of Mir Sayyid Naseeruddin, a holy person covered by Islamic conventions. It is backed by a Sunni Muslims-dominated Board of Directors. Showtimes show that efforts are made to obtain DNA tests from the tomb to confirm the identity of the covered person.

The Authentic Valley is dominated by the long stretches and majestic Scenic Mountains. The Valley is spread over 224,739 km. The Great Himalayan range divides Kashmir from Ladakh, while the PirPanjal range makes it a valley by drawing an imaginary border. This provides a barrier between it and the northern plains, making it a perfect spot for Kashmir vacation packages. It is highly recommended for Leh Ladakh and Kashmir Tour Packages customizations.

By: Surbhi S

Author: Javid