Kashmir is calling, the snow clad peaks, floating markets on the shimmering Dal Lake all add up to the mesmerizing beauty of Kashmir, indeed the heaven on earth. Kashmir has something to offer to everyone – the Tulip Festival in Srinagar for nature lovers, skiing at Gulmarg, white-water rafting in Sonmarg and camping in the green valleys of Pahalgam for adventure enthusiasts.
Here is glimpse of places in kashmir you don’t want to miss:
Srinagar – The city around the Dal Lake has a lot to offer
Srinagar is known as the crown of this paradise. The summer capital of the state, the city is abode of many natural marvels and wonders! Located gracefully on the banks of river Jhelum, this city truly makes for a wonderful tourist destination. Jotted with scenic hills and mountains, fascinating lakes and colourful gardens, charismatic fountains and warm hearted locals, Srinagar is also known for its rich history, diverse cultures, handicrafts, dry fruit production and lot more.
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With the shores of the lake jotted with scenic gardens and parks, known for its magical beauty. you can enjoy a shikara ride in the Dal Lake, experience floating vegetable market and the famous chaar chinari and many other places.
One of the most beautiful Mughal Gardens in the entire country, built by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. the garden is located on the right bank of the Dal Lake, the main attractions of this three-terraced garden is Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Zenana Terrace, Black Pavilion, Shah Nahar and the magnificent 410 fountains.
Located on the eastern side of the scenic Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh is the second largest Mughal Garden in Jammu and Kashmir. This magnificent garden is nestled amidst captivating hills and mountains and is also one of the major attraction points in Srinagar. With the Zabarwan Mountains forming as the backdrop, this twelve-terraced garden also offers astounding views of the great Pir Panjal Range.
Overlooking the gorgeous Dal Lake, this Mughal Garden in Srinagar is perched in the Zabarwan Range and is also called the ‘Royal Spring’. Measuring around 108×38 metres, this tranquil garden is a mixed blend of Mughal and Irani architecture.
Pari Mahal is also one of the must visit gardens in Srinagar. Located on the south-western part of the Dal Lake, this flamboyant garden overlooks Srinagar and is also known as the ‘Abode of the Fairies’.
Nagin Lake is encircled with lush trees, it is an ideal place where you can spend tranquil moments in a houseboat and make the best of your Srinagar holidays. For the thrill seekers, they can also indulge in swimming, water skiing and fibreglass boating in this lake.
The largest tulip garden in Asia, this lush and verdant garden in Srinagar is located at the foothills of the captivating Zabarwan Range and overlooks the Dal Lake. This garden is filled with huge variety of roses.