Srinagar – The Venice of the East
Srinagar is one of the several places that have been called the “Venice of the East”. The city draws its name from the Sanskrit words Sri meaning glory, prosperity and a name for the goddess Lakshmi and nagar meaning city. Srinagar indeed is a city of prosperity, a city of Lakshmi. Being the capital of the Sartaj of India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar lies in the Kashmir Valley, on the banks of Jhelum River. The city is famous for not only the scenic beauty but also for the artistic and the rich cultural heritage it holds. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes, houseboats, traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits.
The place has its own attraction including lakes, swamps, holy places, lavish hotels, the humid subtropical climate and the beauty one ought to capture during one’s lifetime. Dal Lake and its twisting waterways is one central attraction for the tourist apart from Shankrayacharya Wildlife Sanctuary trek and the Royal Spring’s Golf Course.
RK Sarovar Portico, Srinagar, located on Sulaiman hills, is a luxury hotel in Srinagar, which is prominently located near the Dal Lake, approximately just a kilometer away and just 10 kilometers from the famous Mughal Gardens. Offering an elegant retreat for the business and leisure seeking travelers, the hotel offers 53 well designed, centrally heated guest rooms and suites equipped with all modern and necessary amenities. The hotel is just 12 km from the airport, 300 km from the railway station and well connected through NH1A, which runs from Jammu till Srinagar and further continues to Leh. When you book with us to have an unforgettable and enduring experience of this heaven on earth, we ensure you a comfortable stay, and memories forever.
Dal Lake: “jewel in the crown of Kashmir”, the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and important source of commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting, spreading over a total of 26 sq.k.m. Swimming, boating, snow skiing and canoeing are water sports that are practiced on the lake. The lake has numerous sites and places of interest. Aside from the Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh, the Shankracharya Temple, the Hari Parbat, the Nagin Lake are also the prominently visited sites. The Houseboats or shikara boats are the major source of attraction for the people visiting the Dal Lake. This beauty can be witnessed during your stay in the hotel and is easily accessible as it’s just a kilometer away from the place. The best time to visit the place is from May to November as the climate is pleasant.
Shankracharya Trek: Shankraycharya lies in Srinagar district across the Nehru Park, is a beautiful island within the Dal Lake. The thickly forested Shankracharya Hill is topped with a small Shiva temple, built from hefty blocks of visibly ancient grey rocks. The Shankracharya hill located 1,100 ft. above the lake is worth visiting. It’s an experience and has a breathtaking view of the city, and that’s what makes it a tourist attraction spot.
Royal Spring Golf Course: The Royal Spring is one of the most stunning and breathtaking golf course in India, with Zarbawan Hill in the background and Dal Lake around. The course spreads over 300 acres and offers a play round of 18 holes. Designed and laid out by world’s renowned Golf architecture, Robert Trent Jones Jr. II, who is known to design 500 golf course across the world. It is regarded as one the most picturesque golf course in India and has amenities like motorized golf carts, three lakes, two marshes, a club house, comfort stations, tea shelters and maintenance yards, along with an underground computerized irrigation facility as an added feature. The Golf Course is nearly located to the hotel and is just a minute’s drive away.
Why should you book with RK Sarovar Portico when in Srinagar
“A thing of a beauty, is a joy forever” come make this paradise linger in your thoughts forever, make your leisure time an everlasting one. Sarovar Hotels & Resorts not only value your time and money, but also work to ensure that you earn a memory to cherish. With our facilities and the unique location, we wish that you have an experience of the paradise on earth.