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The world knows Srinagar as the ‘Paradise of Earth’. And we couldn’t agree more. The queen of the Northern part of India, this city is something else. From sailing through the lakes to reaching the top of the mountains, there are several things to do in Srinagar. There’s something for everyone, adrenaline for the adventurers, peace for the ones who seek tranquility, and magic for the ones who wish to be surprised! 

Be it the winters or the summers, you can choose any time of the year to visit Srinagar and while you are there, don’t forget to experience the six best things to do in Srinagar. 

  •  Sail on Dal lake in a shikhara 

You might have seen it in the most romantic songs and rightfully so. The beauty of this lake is both captivating and memorable. Aptly named as the Jewel of Srinagar, this pristine lake is the heart of the city. Cruising through the lake in an authentic Shikhara, the unparalleled beauty mesmerizes you and the proud Himalayan mountain range welcomes you with its open arms. Out of all the activities to do in Srinagar, this is something that you cannot miss at all. 

If you plan on visiting Srinagar during the winters, the frozen lake and the snow-clad mountains will sweep you off your feet!  

  • Soak in the ethereal beauty of Mughal Gardens 

As the name suggests, the Mughal Gardens were designed and crafted during the Mughal Empire. The Mughal Era was renowned for its Persian architecture and that’s how we find hints of their culture in India’s oldest monuments. Filled with lush greens and quite a lot of open spaces, these gardens become a perfect place for you to find some lone, peaceful time. If you are lucky and the flowers are blooming, the entire garden is filled with intoxicating fragrance and that is a winner for everyone! 

  •  Take a walk at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden 

Spread over 30 acres of land, the Tulip Garden is the largest garden in all of Asia! You get to see multiple lines of tulip species in every colour possible! As you soak in the fragrance of these Tulips, you are welcomed by the graceful range of Zabarwan Hills! Your sightseeing checklist of Srinagar is definitely incomplete if it doesn’t mention the Tulip Garden. 

Note: Tulips bloom between February and April. 

  • Witness the stunning architecture of Jamia Masjid 

Jamia Masjid, a 600 year old mosque, is located in the centre of Srinagar - Nowhatta. Our list of things to do in Srinagar is incomplete without speaking about this marvelous Masjid. The archaic mosque was built in an historic place that has witnessed innumerable historic events. The walls of these Masjid narrate the epic heroisms of our history and also is home to a lot of secrets. It sings praise about the political uprisings of Kashmir and ironically is one of the most peaceful places in all of Srinagar. One of the tourist-favourites, the Jamia Masjid offers you everything you expect in a historical monument and then some more. 

  •  Eat like a local! 

Srinagar is beautiful on all counts; one of the important ones is food! Their cuisine is rich, unique and significant enough to create a food culture around themselves. Kebabs, curries, breads, they individually and collectively leave an impact on your palate that you’d be chasing all your life. It’d be remiss to speak about the food and culture and not talk about Kashmiri tea. Their Kahwa is renowned across the world, the Pink tea has all our hearts and the butter tea? Well, we cannot have enough of it. 

Where to Stay – Kashmir Houseboats

Srinagar is a perfect destination for people who want to lose themselves in nature. Bearing this in mind, one of the most beautiful properties in this city is our resort in Srinagar. Nestled in the mountains, it is indeed a mesmerizing experience to wake up to the chirpy birds and stare at the mountains all day. 

Filled with amenities that can put a smile on your face even when you take a break from sightseeing, this resort is fulfilling in all its glory. So if you are planning a trip to Srinagar, be it for a family trip or a romantic getaway, add all of the things in your checklist and you are going to be all set!

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