Kashmir is said to be the most beautiful place in India and Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir clearly justifies this statement. Be it Hazrabatal Shrine or Sankaracharya temple, the magnificent structure along with speechless backdrops define almost every corner of this paradise on earth.
Srinagar is the summer capital of Kashmir and one of India’s top rated hill stations. The place blessed with natural beauty is often referred to as “the Switzerland of India”. Let’s have a look at the exotic tourist places in Srinagar that you must include in your travel diary.
“Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller”
Five most popular places to visit in Srinagar
Open: Sunrise to Sunset (All days of the week)
Timing: 6 A.M to 6 P.M
The DalLake is said to be the most distinctive landmark in Srinagar. Lotus blossoms in parts of this Lake along with vegetable patches and shops. The Dal Lake is unique for its communities who made it as their homes. The best way to explore the beauty of this lake is to take aride on Shikara boat.
Best time to visit: During winter
Best activity to enjoy: Snowfall
Gul Marg is India’s one of the premier hill resorts. The place used to be a favorite haunt of the king Jahangir. Today, Gulmarg is not only a premier mountain resort but also turns into a ski resort during winter.
Best time to visit: From March to November
Pahalgam is situated at the convergence of lidder streams and Sheshnag. In early days, the place used to be a humble shepherd village which has now turned into Kashmir’s most famous summer resort that stays cool even duringsummer season. The resort is surroundedby many attractions. A large number of visitors gather at this place every year.
Best time to visit: April to June
Sonamarg is situated at the head of Sindh valley. Taking a drive via this valley gives you a spectacular view of Kashmir countryside. The place Sonamarg is encircled with colorful mountains and pine trees.
Open: All days of the week
Visiting time: 9:30 A.M to 4 P.M
To explore more exotic places in Srinagar, you can visit Nishant Bagh, Chasm-e-Shahi, Shankaracharyatemple, PariMahal and so on.
“Travel is the only thing that can make you richer”
When is the best time to visit Srinagar?
The best time to visit Srinagar from April to October. During this time, the temperature ranges from 14 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius. The festivals like KhirBhawani and Baisakhiare celebrated during these months.