Surrounded by lofty mountains and lush green fields, Srinagar is one of the most dazzling locations anywhere in the world. The literal meaning of Srinagar in Sanskrit is 'the city of wealth & abundance'. Nestled on the banks of the river Jhelum are the main places to visit in srinagar, this beautiful city is gifted with magnificent lakes such as Dal, Nagin and Anchar.
The sparkling rays of the sun on the placid waters of the Dal lake will make for some amazing memories and superb Kodak moments and make the Dal Lake the shimmering star of Srinagar tourism. A number of travelers from different parts of the world come here to capture the magic of nature.
Besides the Dal Lake, people also visit other major Srinagar sightseeing attractions such as Mughal Gardens, Shankaracharya temple and Chashme Shahi Garden. Srinagar is renowned as a dream destination for tourists and hence referred to as paradise on earth and hence this city attarcts many people traveling on Srinagar tour packages. It was founded by King Pravarasen II in 150 AD. Srinagar travel guide gives you the download on Srinagar attractions, how to reach Srinagar, common festivals in Srinagar and excursions from Srinagar.
The best time to visit Srinagar would be in the winter when the whole city gets a special reason to celebrate as the city witnesses’ heavy snow fall. At large amount of traffic on Srinagar holiday packages heads to Gulmarg to Ski....we think you could be next :-)
Shivaratri: People in Srinagar celebrate this festival with a lot of enthusiasm. To seek blessings of Lord Shiva, devotes visit temples which are decorated well to mark the festive occasion.
Baisakhi: Baisakhi, which is essentially a Sikh festival is collectively celebrated by all at a place called the badamwari among the almond blossoms.
Nuroz: It is an Iranian festival which is celebrated with an exceptional fervor by the Hindus and the Muslims alike in Srinagar.
Finding some excellent hotels in Srinagar is not a tricky task as one can find a number of well furnished hotels here quite easily. The best thing about Srinagar Hotels is the Kashmiri hospitality which is simply a world apart. Besides many excellent hotels, you can even easily find Budget Hotels in Srinagar. Some of the well known hotels in these categories are New Green View Hotel, Heemal Hotel and New Mamta Hotel. Another wonderful and sort after option are the Houseboats in Srinagar. So, enjoy a comfortable stay here with your family and friends and enjoy the vibrant colors of Srinagar.
|Distance Charts to Srinagar|
|Srinagar to Jammu||292 KM||4 hrs.|
|Srinagar to Gulmarg||51 KM||1 hrs.|
|Srinagar to Pahalgam||95 KM||1 hrs.|