Srinagar: The gateway to heaven
Srinagar is known for its silk sunset and beautiful mountains on the horizon. It has perfectly preserved its old charm and has become one of the top tourist attractions in the country. The tranquility of the lakes and the mountains in Srinagar will offer the best destinations to go and beat the heat.
How to reach Srinagar
Udhampur and Jammu Tawi are the best railway stations to reach Srinagar. Private rentals can be hired from these stations to reach the destination. It is well connected by roads with Delhi (876 km), Leh (424 km), Chandigarh (646 km), and Jammu (256 km). Bus services are available. The nearest airport is Named Sheikh ul Alam Airport in Srinagar is an international airport. It is just 15 km away from the city. Frequent flights from the leading cities in India are available.
Best places to visit Srinagar
- Dal Lake - This mesmerizing lake is surrounded by beautiful hills and the blue sky on the top. This is where you will find heaven.
- Shalimar Bagh - This is the largest Mughal garden among the three present in this capital city. It is also called the ‘Crown of Srinagar’.
- Wular Lake - Never miss the chance to watch the sunset in Wular Lake. It will be a lifetime experience.
- Baramulla - Baramulla has preserved its hamlet charm pretty well. You will find landscapes along the riverside of Jhelum beautiful enough to remember for the rest of your life.
Do’s and don’ts of traveling to Srinagar
Do not loiter here and there without the permission of the authority. Always carry your ID proof and keep your cash safe. Do not trust anyone around. Stay in a group. Do not litter in the tourist spots. Do not go out of the hotels at night.
Major activities to do in Srinagar
Take a shikara ride in Dal Lake. Follow the trekking trails in famous locations. Go rafting in Sonmarg. You can also do skiing in Gulmarg. Stay in a houseboat and enjoy the luxuries.
Best time to visit Srinagar
The right time to visit Srinagar is in the months of April-October. Do not miss the blossoming season to admire the actual beauty of Srinagar.