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Srinagar Kashmir : The Heaven on The Earth - Trip Smooth

Srinagar Kashmir with its picturesque landscape and mesmerizing Dal Lake is aptly crowned as “Heaven on the earth”. Located on the bank of the river Jhelum, Srinagar is the summer capital of United Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Vibrant shikaras on Dal Lake is the centre of attractions of tourists of Kashmir. Green mountains along with colourful Shikaras and houseboats create the perfect tone of romantic chill outs. Being the home of some Mughal Gardens, exquisitely embroidered shawls, floating vegetable markets Srinagar attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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How To Reach :

  • By air: Srinagar International Airport serves as the nearest airport. Being an international airport, it shares strong connectivity with many foreign countries as well as most of the major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and many more. Click Here To Book Cheap Flight Ticket

  • By rail: There is no railhead in Srinagar Kashmir. The nearest railway destination of Srinagar is Jammu that is almost at a distance of 290 kilometres from the summer capital of Kashmir. Being the major railhead of the region, Jammu railway station is well connected with the other parts of the nation.

  • By road: Excellent road connectivity with the surrounding major cities like Jammu, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Chandigarh, New Delhi make Srinagar Kashmir easily accessible by tourists as well as the local natives. You can get both Government and non-government bus services to travel and from the city. JKSRTC deluxe bus service is one of the best of them.

Best Time To Visit :

The pleasant climatic condition and soothing weather round the year make Srinagar a popular tourist destination. Even though people from all over the world visit Srinagar all around the year, April to October is considered as the best time to visit Srinagar Kashmir. If you pay a visit during this time you will enjoy nature to its fullest along with other activities. Summer and winter are two main seasons of this valley. The temperature of summer hovers around 14 to 30 degree Celsius whereas the winter temperature ranges between -4 degree to 15 degree Celsius. Because of its location, not much rainfall is experienced in Srinagar. Calm and pleasant weather during the summer helps to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the valley of Kashmir. Visiting during summer makes your sightseeing hassle-free. Tulip festival hosted in summer is the centre of attractions apart from enjoying other stunning locations. If you want to enjoy the snow-capped valley winter is surely the perfect choice for you. Tulip Garden

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What To See :

To cherish the glory of Switzerland of India visit the following places during your Srinagar trip

  • Dal Lake: Dal Lake is the first choice of the tourists of Srinagar. The vibrant wooden boats or Shikara floating on the beautiful water of Srinagar Dal Lake create an outstanding scene. Romantic chill out in the houseboat is an amazing experience you want to gather during your trip. The alluring nature of surroundings and the sunset and sunrise from Dal Lake is indescribable in words.

  • Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden: Tulip Garden named after the former prime minister of India is a must-visit tourist spot in Srinagar. You can find almost 60 variations of tulips in this garden. Covering almost 12 hectares land this Garden is titled as the largest Tulip garden of Asia. A host of colourful Tulips covering a vast land leaves a permanent impression in your mind.

  • Pari Mahal: Pari Mahal that means “palace of the fairies” in the local language, is a multi-terraced garden built at an elevation has an enriched historical background. Formerly it served as a monastery for Buddhist and then was the learning Institution of Dara, son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Velvety green garden with its surroundings soothes eyes of visitors.

  • Shalimar Bagh: Shalimar Bagh is also built during the Mughal Era. Jahangir built this Persian style architecture to impress Noor Jahan. Situated beside Dal Lake, this garden is surrounded by trees and also have a canal in the middle. From the three terraces of Shalimar Bagh, you can enjoy different beauty aspects of the garden.

  • Sonmarg: Located on the Srinagar-Ladakh Highway, Sonmarg is one of the major tourist spots of Srinagar. Famous for Thajiwas Glacier this place give you a mesmerizing view. You can ride the Glacier by a taxi or a pony. You can even hike the Glacier that takes around 5 hours to complete the same.

  • Gulmarg: Gulmarg or Meadow of flowers is another point of tourist attraction of this Valley. Apart from being the home of ski resorts, it is the place where you can enjoy riding the highest cable car in the world. Gandola whisking up to 13000 feet of Mount Apharwat will undoubtedly enrich you with a lifetime experience.

  • Pahalgam: Almost three kilometres away from Srinagar, Pahalgam is home of adventure lovers and trekkers. Snow-capped mountains and crystal clear water of river Lidder create a captivating view. This is the point of departure for the sacred pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra. Kheer Bhawani Temple, Hazratbal Shrine, Jamia Masjid, Nigeen Lake, Shankaracharya temple can also be included in your list to visit as per your time.

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Where To Stay :

A wide number of Srinagar hotels are there to offer you the best experience during your holidays in Heaven on Earth.

  • Vivanta Dal view: If you are looking for a charming resort in Srinagar Kashmir Vivanta Dal view is the perfect choice for you. Free internet service, flat-screen TV, air-condition, mini-bar, room service, rooftop terrace, free parking pool are some of the amenities they offer to their visitors.

  • Four Points by Sheraton Srinagar: Located in the heart of the town, it is the place where classics and modern join their hands to offer the best to the guests. During your stay in this hotel, you can enjoy parking high-speed internet, free breakfast. You can choose among 12 deluxe rooms 2 junior suites, 4 executive suites, 4 traditional twin rooms, and 30 traditional King rooms as per your convenience and budget.

  • Akbar Group of Heritage houseboats: It is the preferred choice of travellers of Srinagar wishing to spend their night in heritage houseboats amidst the stunning natural view. Excellent services offered by them make you feel the warmth of home away from home. Free internet, free parking and breakfast are also included in their service.

  • Kashmir Mahal: It is another popular choice of travellers especially among the business travellers. Spacious meeting cum conference hall makes it a preferred choice of business person. With their excellent services, you can enjoy a luxurious holiday in a low budget.

  • Lemon tree hotel: Set in an excellent location from this hotel, you can visit the centre attractions of Srinagar within minutes. Apart from offerings spacious and clean rooms, free parking zone, free breakfast, high-speed Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk service, it includes a golf course and a multi-cuisine coffee shop.

About Visa :

Foreigners need a tourist visa to travel the heaven of Earth. Apply online for E-visa along with the required documents and fill-up the form properly. It is applicable for citizens of more than 150 nations. You can apply a minimum of 4 days and a maximum of 120 days prior to your visit. An Indian tourist visa is valid for 60 days and does not come with the option of an extension period. If you are planning a long tour normal tourist visa that is valid for 6 months is applicable for you.

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Apurba Dutta
Thank you tripsmooth for helpful article. It helps me lot.
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