There are countless places to visit in Srinagar; the city offers a potpourri of religious, adventure and sightseeing options that’d engage children and adults alike. A few of the prominent attractions that we listed down below are some of the best places to visit in Srinagar, India and probably you didn’t know about it.
Jhelum River originates from Verinag spring in Anantnag and after passing through Srinagar it flows into Wular lake and then passing through Baramulla and Uri, it enters into Pakistan. Jhelum basin is home to a number of culturally and geologically important sites which has tremendous scientific and historical importance.
Over the years, it has emerged as an important tourist destination whether for amusement, accommodation or sightseeing purposes. The Mangla Dam built on the river has been proved as a major tourist attraction. Most of the important lakes including Dal Lake of the city are also fed by the water of Jhelum.
People in the basin are therefore connected with the river through activities which they perform for their livelihood mainly fishing, vegetable gardens in and around the lakes, boating, tourism etc.
Dal Lake dominates a major landscape of the city, the length and width of this beautiful lake will mesmerize you. Fringed by majestic mountains and the Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake has steadfastly maintained its position as a favourite tourist place to visit in Srinagar.
There are proper on-the-lake shops that sell some beautiful handicrafts, including wood, brass and silver products. Water sports including water skiing, golfing and hot air balloon riding have lately become quite popular in Dal Lake.
Mughal gardens are a group of gardens built by the Mughals in the Persian style of architecture. The Mughals, famous for a discerning aesthetic sense and fad for magnificent architecture, were also very fond of landscaped garden.
After the British established their empire in India and made Delhi their capital, they set about designing and decorating the city after their heart. The Mughal garden in Delhi is located within the premises of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
It is situated in the heart of Old Delhi and is one of the largest mosques which is built on a 10m elevation, towering above the surrounding hubbub in India. It is one holy place deeply revered by the city people and all incoming tourists alike. It is one of the striking features of the walled city and it is here that thousands of people gather to offer their prayers and to conclude their fast during Ramazan days.
Betaab Valley is a perfect gateway to enjoy the heavenly pleasure of Mother Nature and were encircled by mountains featuring deodar and pine forests. The sights of coloring beds of flowers amid the lush walnut and willow vistas make the entire panorama quite stunning casting a spell of magic on this land of eternal beauty.
Betab Valley is a most sought after tourist attraction in Pahalgam. The natural beauty of this place is unmatched. Betaab Valley serves as a base camp for trekking and further exploration of the mountains.
Yousmarg or Yusmarg is approximately 47 km from the Srinagar and lies in the Badgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The two-hour drive to the place is an enjoyment in itself. Yousmarg is a pine framed grassy hilltop meadow, the dense forests full of pine trees, with the backdrop of splendid snow-capped mountains leave you almost speechless.
Within commutable distance from Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, Yusmarg is perfect to enjoy the blessed natural beauty. Especially, for the lovers of long walks in picturesque locales, Yusmarg is the place to be.
Developed by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department, Kokernag is the biggest garden in Kashmir. The place is famous for gardens, the largest freshwater springs in Kashmir and for its trout streams. Towns and village situated around Kokernag are Wangam, Hangalgund, Sagam, Zalergam, Dacksum, etc.
Sinthan Top is a spot 12000 ft above sea level in Kashmir and it is 132 km from Srinagar. The journey is in itself an experience and once you reach the top it is a 360-degree view, and snow everywhere. You can get down from the car and walk on snow.
Dachigam National Park
Dachigam National Park was established in 1981 and it is located in the high altitude temperate zone in Jammu & Kashmir which is only 22 km away from the Srinagar. The average height of the park is 2990 meters from the sea level. The park is spread in 141 km.
Main trees found in the park are; Himalayan moist temperate evergreen, moist deciduous and shrubs, deodar, pine, and oak. The term Dachigam stands ‘ten villages’.
Manasbal Lake is the deepest lake in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located at a convenient distance of 30 km from Srinagar.
Tourists sailing over the waters of Manasbal Lake are attracted by the magnificence and architectural wonders of ruins of a fort on its northern shores. This fort was constructed under the orders of a Mughal ruler in the 17th century and overlooks serene lake waters.
It takes only 15-minutes to apply for an Indian eVisa and get a chance to discover all the beautiful sightseeing which you cannot see from anywhere else in the world. Don’t hesitate and take a trip to Srinagar now.
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