3 Most Visited Sights in Srinagar
Food, great views, and the happiest people on Earth. Welcome to Srinagar! Srinagar is a retreat to those who have the wanderlust gene in them. The landscape varies just as widely. And, if you’ve ever fancied catapulting straight into a mountain valley overlooking the beautiful snow-capped peaks of the mighty Himalayas, then this is it! Pack your bags, pick up your cameras, and come to Srinagar.
The Paradise on earth is famous for not only the scenic beauty but also for the artistic and the rich cultural heritage it holds. Home to beautiful flora & fauna with a landscape that perfectly complements them, this choicest creation of god is enthralling and is definitely the beauty one ought to capture during one’s lifetime.
We advise you not to miss these place when in Srinagar. These are the top 3 destinations you should definitely explore in 2016:
- The Dal Lake: The vivacity of the lake cannot be denied. It’s beautiful, charming and enchanting! Also, called as the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir”, The Dal Lake is the second largest in the state and the most integral to tourism too. Being an important source of commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting, the lake spreads over a total of 26 sq.k.m. You can enjoy certain water sports like swimming, boating, snow skiing and canoeing when on the lake. Due to its numerous sites and places of interest the Dal Lake has attracted filmmakers and over more than 30 films have been shot in and around the place. Remember one of those quintessential Shammi Kapoor dancing on the tunes of “Yeh Chand sa Roshan Chehra?” Yes, the one from Kashmir ki Kali, that song was set against the backdrop of this breathtaking lovely Dal Lake. Another thing that excites the travelers who come to Srinagar is the Houseboats or the shikara rides. A shikara ride on the Dal lake, though clichéd, is a must do activity in Srinagar
Believe us, this place can soothe your senses in the best possible way.
- Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden previously known as Model Floriculture Centre is located in Srinagar and is spread over an area of about 12 hectares. Making it the largest tulip garden in Asia. The Tulip Gardenof Srinagar has more than 70 varieties, colors, and textures of tulips. Roughly around two million Tulips bloom each year here and it is a one-of-a-kind experience to watch these magnificently beautiful Flowers
This garden is simply majestic and the view is to die for.
- Hazratbal Shrine: There are many religious destinations that make this city a tourist magnet.
It houses some of the most revered shrines, mosques and temples of the country and attracts tourists and pilgrims of various faiths from around the world. One of the most sacred and holiest shrines is the Hazratbal Shrine. Known for its architecture and the preserved hair strand of Prophet Mohmand, the pristine white marbled structure stands majestically on the left bank on Dal Lake and is reflected elegantly in the water.
The sparkling white structure of Islamic architecture will definitely captivate your heart with its sheer beauty.
Apart from this, the place is brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques, Srinagar is a magical place that transports you to another era all together. Also, these above-mentioned destinations are the perfect place to relax after a day or two of extensive sightseeing and shopping.
So, when are you coming to Srinagar?