Kashmir : Tourism in Srinagar

      Kashmir : Tourism in Srinagar

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Tourism in Srinagar

Tourism in Srinagar is an absolute place to beat the heat of Indian summer. Srinagar offers the fabulous sights of the beautiful lakes with the house-boats on them and the hill resorts ideally located in the valley. The customary beauty of Srinagar will surely remove you off your feet. Srinagar is located in the northern part of Jammu and Kashmir. The river Jhelum travels through the hill resorts of Srinagar. The weather in Srinagar is extreme with heavy snowfall in winters and mild summers from April to June..

During tourism in Srinagar, one should not bother about his/her stay as the city is well equipped with several accommodation facilities. You can envisage living in the house-boats of Srinagar which were a part of the marine culture during centuries. You can also relish the delicacies made from meat, vegetables and rice. The most appreciated Kashmiri meals are Gushtaba (meat made of sheep), Pasand of Badam (meat with almonds) and Kashmiri Pulao (made from rice and saffron). One should not miss to take a sip of Kahwah, the authentic Kashmiri tea.

Srinagar is also known as the greatest shopping hub. The region is famous for its dry fruits and hand crafted items. Besides a number of items of daily use, the city specialises in the excellent handicraft items such as woollen and silk carpets, woollen shawls, boxes, vases, woodcarvings and much more. All these items serve as a gifting option for your loved ones. It is said that your tour of Srinagar is never complete without shopping here.

The researchers of adventures and animal lovers can plan a safari with the Dachigam National Park. Dachigam is the house for leopards, sparrows, the black and yellow grosbeak and the grey langur of the Himalayas. Independent of its natural beauty, they offer a certain number of activities of adventure to the traveller. The place is an ideal location for activities like trekking and fishing.

There are several places of tourist interests which must be visited during tourism in Srinagar. There are lakes in the eastern side of Srinagar. The Dal Lake and the Nagin Lake are the most famous of the lakes. You must take a turn in the traditional Kashmiri boat, commonly known as ‘Shikaras’ to explore the complex waterways of Dal Lake. The view of the Shikara at the Dal Lake during sunset is remarkable. The gardens here are made of Mughal style. Chashme Shahi, Shalimar Bagh and the Nishat Bagh are the gorgeous gardens visited by most of the tourists. You can choose an economic option of hiring a bicycle for local sightseeing.

There are several other worth-watching places near Srinagar. Gulmarg and Sonamarg are the two places located very close to Srinagar. The majority of these places are located among the powerful arrangements of the Himalayas. The panoramic sight of snow-covered peaks of Himalayas, the flower meadows, the placid glaciers and the lakes attract most of tourists from Srinagar. Most of the people extend their stay to visit these places during tourism in Srinagar.


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