The Ultimate Guide to Srinagar, Kashmir
Are you craving to visit the beautiful summer capital of Kashmir -- Srinagar? Soak the beautiful sunsets of Dal Lake, explore spirituality in the mosques, and breathe fresh air in the numerous Mughal gardens of Srinagar. Here's my guide to all the recommended places to visit, things to do, and much more!
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🌡️🌤️Weather

I visited the place in April, which is peak summer. The sun was super bright, yet the air was cool and a little damp because of the lake. The temperature did not go beyond 24° C and it would drop to around 18° C at night. I would recommend that you carry a jacket because it can get cloudy and thus cold suddenly.

🗺️Places to Visit

Nishat Garden
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It is a huge garden built in the Mughal style of gardens with criss-cross water streams built in the centre and tall Chinar trees all around. The lush green turns into a beautiful Orange Autumn hues in the months of October and November.
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Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden
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Similar to Nishat garden, this is another bagh or garden with abandoned structures in between. The garden overlooks beautiful snow-capped mountains of the upper Kashmir region.
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Khaniyar
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It is a cultural hub of the city. From pottery to embroidery to poetry, each nook and corner is full of surprises! There are several organized tours as well. Reach out if you want to know more about it.
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Hazratbal Dargah
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It is believed that Prophet Muhammad's one strand of hair has been safely kept in this mosque for centuries and is displayed to the public annually. It is on the banks of Dal Lake. It is built in a large area and has a serene vibe to it.
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Jamia Masjid Srinagar
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This mosque, like other mosques in the country by the same name, has a huge historical context, especially when it comes to protests and revolts. After the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir by the Indian government, the mosque was locked down and its chief priest imprisoned. He has been released in 2023 and the mosque is now open for all to visit and pray.
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Sri Shankaracharya Temple
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This is a Shiv temple situated 20 mins uphill from the main city. It offers a great view f the city from hill top. It is an ancient temple and thus is an important spiritual place for I believe any person, irrespective of their religion.
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Dal Lake
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The Shikara ride of the Dal Lake is the most famous thing to do when in Srinagar. The lake is spread far and wide. The Shikaras (boats) are rowed manually by the local folks. In the months of May and June, it is filled with multi-coloured lotus. It is a beautiful view. And you may witness one of the best sunsets of your life during your Shikara ride.
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Wayil
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This place is an hour away from Srinagar but worth the time. It has a beautiful river stream coming down with huge rocks in between. You may carry some eateries and a mat to sit, and enjoy the sound of the gushing water. The place seems to be a little isolated but it's a very safe place to be at.
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Pari Mahal
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The place is 30 minutes away from Srinagar. It is built in the form of a 7-storeyed terrace and offers a beautiful view of the city and the Dal Lake. It is said that the place has Dara Shikoh's library and he used to visit and stay here from time to time. The library is not accessible now.
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Cheshma Shahi Garden
@malvikagaur
It is a huge garden with a variety of flowers grown. The unique thing about this place is the natural spring. The spring water has healing properties like any other spring water. People even fill huge containers with this water and carry it to their homes! It is not a crowded garden like Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh and I personally spent time reading a book in one of the beautiful spots.
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🛌🏻Hotels

THE GRAND MAMTA MULTI CUISINE RESTAURANT
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It is around 11 kms away from the Srinagar airport. You may hire a cab from the airport. The hotel staff is super friendly. The rooms are big and have all the amenities. The washrooms were clean.
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The Heritage Safina Group Of Houseboats
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🥗Food Recommendations

It is truly a paradise for non-vegetarians. The Kashmiri Wazwan is one thing you must truly have. Since I'm a vegetarian, I had limited options. 

Krishna Vaishno Bhojnalaya
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Ahdoos Restaurant
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Mughal Darbar
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I'm a 29-year old woman who loves to read and travel and explore new cultures. And wants to do it for the rest of my life! Since I'm lucky to be living in a huge country like India, I have been fortunate enough to visit numerous places and meet people from different cultures, speaking different languages. I have travelled solo, with a group of friends, and with family. I would love to invite you to my country and extend any sort of help to give you sweet memories for your lifetime! Locations covered till now: 💎Kashmir 💎Mcleodganj 💎Goa 💎Dharamsala 💎Shimla 💎Chitkul 💎Kinnaur 💎Shangarh 💎Jaipur 💎Ranthambore 💎New Delhi 💎Agra 💎Rishikesh 💎Dehradun 💎Mussoorie 💎Landour 💎Nainital 💎Jim Corbett 💎Banaras 💎Lucknow 💎New Delhi 💎Shillong 💎Cherrapunji 💎Koh Lanta 💎Koh Samui 💎Koh Phi Phi 💎Bangkok 💎Phuket
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The Ultimate Guide to Srinagar, Kashmir
Are you craving to visit the beautiful summer capital of Kashmir -- Srinagar? Soak the beautiful sunsets of Dal Lake, explore spirituality in the mosques, and breathe fresh air in the numerous Mughal gardens of Srinagar. Here's my guide to all the recommended places to visit, things to do, and much more!
15 Places • ago
Free

🌡️🌤️Weather

I visited the place in April, which is peak summer. The sun was super bright, yet the air was cool and a little damp because of the lake. The temperature did not go beyond 24° C and it would drop to around 18° C at night. I would recommend that you carry a jacket because it can get cloudy and thus cold suddenly.

🗺️Places to Visit

Nishat Garden
@malvikagaur
It is a huge garden built in the Mughal style of gardens with criss-cross water streams built in the centre and tall Chinar trees all around. The lush green turns into a beautiful Orange Autumn hues in the months of October and November.
Add to
Details
Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden
@malvikagaur
Similar to Nishat garden, this is another bagh or garden with abandoned structures in between. The garden overlooks beautiful snow-capped mountains of the upper Kashmir region.
Add to
Details
Khaniyar
@malvikagaur
It is a cultural hub of the city. From pottery to embroidery to poetry, each nook and corner is full of surprises! There are several organized tours as well. Reach out if you want to know more about it.
Add to
Details
Hazratbal Dargah
@malvikagaur
It is believed that Prophet Muhammad's one strand of hair has been safely kept in this mosque for centuries and is displayed to the public annually. It is on the banks of Dal Lake. It is built in a large area and has a serene vibe to it.
Add to
Details
Jamia Masjid Srinagar
@malvikagaur
This mosque, like other mosques in the country by the same name, has a huge historical context, especially when it comes to protests and revolts. After the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir by the Indian government, the mosque was locked down and its chief priest imprisoned. He has been released in 2023 and the mosque is now open for all to visit and pray.
Add to
Details
Sri Shankaracharya Temple
@malvikagaur
This is a Shiv temple situated 20 mins uphill from the main city. It offers a great view f the city from hill top. It is an ancient temple and thus is an important spiritual place for I believe any person, irrespective of their religion.
Add to
Details
Dal Lake
@malvikagaur
The Shikara ride of the Dal Lake is the most famous thing to do when in Srinagar. The lake is spread far and wide. The Shikaras (boats) are rowed manually by the local folks. In the months of May and June, it is filled with multi-coloured lotus. It is a beautiful view. And you may witness one of the best sunsets of your life during your Shikara ride.
Add to
Details
Wayil
@malvikagaur
This place is an hour away from Srinagar but worth the time. It has a beautiful river stream coming down with huge rocks in between. You may carry some eateries and a mat to sit, and enjoy the sound of the gushing water. The place seems to be a little isolated but it's a very safe place to be at.
Add to
Details
Pari Mahal
@malvikagaur
The place is 30 minutes away from Srinagar. It is built in the form of a 7-storeyed terrace and offers a beautiful view of the city and the Dal Lake. It is said that the place has Dara Shikoh's library and he used to visit and stay here from time to time. The library is not accessible now.
Add to
Details
Cheshma Shahi Garden
@malvikagaur
It is a huge garden with a variety of flowers grown. The unique thing about this place is the natural spring. The spring water has healing properties like any other spring water. People even fill huge containers with this water and carry it to their homes! It is not a crowded garden like Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh and I personally spent time reading a book in one of the beautiful spots.
Add to
Details

 

🛌🏻Hotels

THE GRAND MAMTA MULTI CUISINE RESTAURANT
@malvikagaur
It is around 11 kms away from the Srinagar airport. You may hire a cab from the airport. The hotel staff is super friendly. The rooms are big and have all the amenities. The washrooms were clean.
Add to
Details
The Heritage Safina Group Of Houseboats
@malvikagaur
Add to
Details

🥗Food Recommendations

It is truly a paradise for non-vegetarians. The Kashmiri Wazwan is one thing you must truly have. Since I'm a vegetarian, I had limited options. 

Krishna Vaishno Bhojnalaya
@malvikagaur
Add to
Details
Ahdoos Restaurant
@malvikagaur
Add to
Details
Mughal Darbar
@malvikagaur
Add to
Details

👋Know me!

* * *
CURATED BY
I'm a 29-year old woman who loves to read and travel and explore new cultures. And wants to do it for the rest of my life! Since I'm lucky to be living in a huge country like India, I have been fortunate enough to visit numerous places and meet people from different cultures, speaking different languages. I have travelled solo, with a group of friends, and with family. I would love to invite you to my country and extend any sort of help to give you sweet memories for your lifetime! Locations covered till now: 💎Kashmir 💎Mcleodganj 💎Goa 💎Dharamsala 💎Shimla 💎Chitkul 💎Kinnaur 💎Shangarh 💎Jaipur 💎Ranthambore 💎New Delhi 💎Agra 💎Rishikesh 💎Dehradun 💎Mussoorie 💎Landour 💎Nainital 💎Jim Corbett 💎Banaras 💎Lucknow 💎New Delhi 💎Shillong 💎Cherrapunji 💎Koh Lanta 💎Koh Samui 💎Koh Phi Phi 💎Bangkok 💎Phuket
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