Published On: Wed, May 7th, 2014

Srinagar Holidays: Visiting the ‘Golden Crown’ of Incredible India

Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is a popular tourist attraction of India. This iconic city of north India is also known as the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Though, having a lot of political disturbances, Srinagar has never lost its charm and exquisiteness as a ravishing tourist destination of India. Srinagar is considered as the primary destination for those who are looking forward to a complete Kashmir tour. From Srinagar, one can access different parts of Jammu and Kashmir to explore the heavenly charm as well as the divine aura of this place.

Climate of Srinagar stays mild and quite soothing during summer. Summer is one of the best times for visiting this northern Indian city. However, if you want to experience the snow, then winter is highly suggested. From October last week to December, snowfall likely to happen in any time between the mentioned time frame. The lush green Kashmir valley goes under the sheet of thick white ice and the whole aura becomes quite mesmerizing. For visiting Srinagar, one can omit out the rainy season as roads become quite unsafe due to slippery conditions and landslides. Hence, choose your Srinagar holiday packages accordingly.

From budget hotels to highly furnished sophisticated accommodations are there to deliver the desired level of coziness to the guests during their Srinagar holidays. Srinagar is popular for its Dal Lake, where you can find a different kind of accommodation option. Staying on the houseboat at least for a night is highly recommended if you want to get up close and intimate with the nature. The scenic beauty around Dal Lake and the serenity of the static water will surely move your mind and provide you the best holiday experiences ever. Houseboats are decorated with rejuvenating flowers, with the touch of royal delicacy.

Places to Visit

Srinagar Holidays

Srinagar holiday offers a lot of places to be explored. Apart from the natural picturesque scenic beauty of the place, you can also explore this little city by visiting a few major landmarks of this city. Here is a guide for you:

  • Dal Lake: when it comes to visiting Srinagar, Dal Lake is the most popular and enthralling place to be visited. Serenity, divinity, calmness and the romantic charm of this lake are truly fascinating. A ride on Shinkara (small boats) and a night’s stay in the houseboats over Dal Lake are highly suggested. Though, in winter, you would not have the last two options as the upper layer of water becomes hard ice. You can enjoy skiing, skating, etc. during winter season. A small island is located over the Dal Lake, namely Char Chinar. Shinkara will also take you to this tiny island, where the ambience is peaceful and views from this island are truly majestic.
  • Mughal Gardens: During the regime of Mughal rulers, three gardens were built in Kashmir. These gardens furnish the charm of royal era and hints of Mughal architecture. The names of the gardens are the Shalimar Bagh, the Chashm-e-Shahi and the Nishat Bagh. These gardens are well-maintained for promoting tourism in Srinagar.
  • Hazratbal Shrine: The divine place, also known as Dargah Sharif! It is said that a hair of Prophet Mohammed has been kept at this place, which makes the place divine and spiritual, especially for the followers of Islam.

For safety reasons, do not forget to carry your identification documents, while considering holidays in Srinagar. Also do not harm the religious and cultural values of the place and do not indulge in political arguments with the local people. Local people are tourist friendly, thus nothing to worry!

About the Author

- Surya Mishra is a traveler who likes to share his experiences. All the articles published by him will help you understand India better and answer all your holiday queries regarding, India Holidays, India Tours, India Holiday Packages Find tourist info on travel packages, travel destination, and much more.