About R K Sarovar Portico, Srinagar
Sitting like the bejeweled crown of India, Kashmir offers the best of nature, all through the year. The dream honeymoon destination for newly-wed couples, Kashmir is incredibly beautiful with two enormous Himalayan ranges - the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal - surrounding the state. Along with its gifted natural beauty, Kashmir is an abode for houseboats, Mughal dargahs, Pashmina shawls, walnut wood carvings, Kashmiri red chillies and saffron. Accompanying these interesting pieces to give you a memorable vacation, you have R K Sarovar Portico, Srinagar, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort, which offers rich Kashmiri hospitality and elegant interiors.
Due to the resort’s ideal location, you can experience the Kashmiri way of life as soon as you step out. Just a stone’s throw away are houses of the locals, beautifully set up, mirroring the state’s true fashion. One must tour around the vicinity and observe the Kashmiris as they go about their daily chores and traditions. When you wish to feast on local delights, do head to our resort’s two appetising restaurants, Takht-E-Sulaiman and Sheesha where you will be served authentic Kashmiri food like Rogan Josh, Kashmiri Mutton Kofta and Dum Aloo.
Rooms & Amenities
To reach the resort, one can always travel by road and reach Srinagar from Jammu Kashmir. 5 minutes away from the bus stand, approximately 45 minutes away from the airport and around 7 hours if you come by train. Rooms with balconies facing the lawn or the swimming pool can be chosen from a total of 15 rooms out if which 10 enjoy a beautiful mountain view and 5 face the garden. The resort has a coffee shop, a salon and a spa. You can also indulge in indoor games like chess or play badminton outdoors. The major attraction of visiting the resort in the winters is the temperature which can fall to as low as 5 degrees and thus demands a cup of the hot kashmiri kava, their famous local tea. The sights near the resort are breathtaking. At a shirt distance is Gulamarg, Pahalgam, Sonmarg and Doodh Pathri. You can always head out to these areas post an indulgent breakfast by our chefs.
Food in Srinagar, Kashmir
The climate of Kashmir has a great influence on its cuisine, which is rich and aromatic, with lovely flavours of the spices used - cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and saffron. The dense and sticky grained variety of rice is the staple diet for every Kashmiri. Rice can be paired with a combination of non-vegetarian delicacies like mutton and turnips, chicken and spinach, fish and lotus roots. Vegetarian delights include Dum Aloo - roasted potatoes in curd gravy, and Chaman - fried cottage cheese in thick sauce. Phirni is a famous dessert in Kashmir made from milk, sugar, cream and ground rice; Saffron and other dry fruits are used for garnish and aroma. Kahwa or green tea is served at the end of meals. Our two amazing restaurants – Takht-E-Sulaiman and Sheesha – serve you authentic local delights and much more, to give your taste buds the true Kashmiri flavour! Our chefs will ensure that you relish various local delicacies of Srinagar, Kashmir during your family vacation at R K Sarovar Portico resort.
Festival in Srinagar, Kashmir
Kashmir is a very colourful state. Keeping political turmoil aside, Kashmiris nurture their cultures and traditions with every passage of generation. The festival of Eid, which is celebrated worldwide, is one of the major festivals of Kashmir. Another major festival of the state is Hemis Gompa, celebrated to honour the birth anniversary of the Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
Places to Visit in Srinagar, Kashmir
Located to the west of Dal Lake, Hari Parbat is the largest city of Kashmir and its summer capital too It is sacred to Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs due to its wide variety of worship places and monuments. Pari Mahal, on the National Highway, is an ancient monument known for its fine architecture. Tourists throng this place to experience its aromatic saffron plantations.
Rightly known as ‘A Paradise on Earth’, Kashmir overflows with mesmerising landscapes and flora & fauna. Since Kashmir was formerly ruled by the Mughals, many of its monuments trace back to the Mughal era. Once here, you won’t feel like going back. Dal Lake stands as Srinagar’s most distinct landmark, beautifully divided by causeways into four parts. To explore this lake and other sites on its shores, one must take the Shikara boat ride. Get a detailed information about Kashmir tourism such as best time to visit, places to visit and things to do in Kashmir. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra to have a memorable family holiday. Don’t believe us? Go check out the Club Mahindra reviews by our happy members.
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