Srinagar Tourist Guide: Read This Before you Visit Srinagar

Srinagar is the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state in North India. Srinagar was established during 2nd century on the banks of Jhelum. This city is famous for its lakes , gardens and other natural scenic beauty on the hills surrounding this beautiful valley. Srinagar is a favorite destination of tourists with families and couples who are looking for a romantic getaway or honeymoons. In last few years tourism industry had taken a beating due to terrorism ,but things have cooled down now and the tourism industry is back on its feet now.Srinagar is situated at a height of 2500 meters above sea level and temperature ranges from below zero degrees to 25 degrees in summer.

How to reach Srinagar from Delhi?

Srinagar is at a distance of 850 Kilometers from Delhi . Their are several ways to reach Srinagar from Delhi depending on your budget.[adrotate group=”1″]

  • By Air

Srinagar has a airport which is well connected with all major cities and Delhi , flights are cheap and cost around rupees 3000 . Airport is around 15 kilometers from the city.

  • By Bus

Journey via bus can last a day , Buses are available from ISBT Delhi . Most of the buses are for Jammu and you will have to hire another bus or vehicle to reach srinagar. A bus to Jammu costs around rupees 1000 from Delhi.

  • By Cab/Private Vehicle

Private taxis can be bought for Rs. 15 to 40 per kilometer , making the total cost of journey for about an average of rupees 10,000. Avoid travelling via bus or private vehicle duirng moonson and winter.

  • By Train

Nearest train station is Jammu Tawi , journey in train is quite cheap but the train takes around 37 hours to complete its journey. You can hire a taxi or a bus for Srinagar from Jammu . Journey via road is 250 kilometers long and can take upto 12 hours to travel.

 Best Way to reach Srinagar from Delhi:-

Since infrastructure to reach Srinagar from Delhi is not well in place , travelling by Air is the best way to reach Srinagar from Delhi

What are some of the Best Tourist Attractions in Srinagar ?

Srinagar is known for its natural beauty and gardens which were built by several kingdoms over two millenniums.Some of these places worth visiting are as follows:-

  • Religious Tourist destinations 
    1. Jama Masjid
    2. Hazratbal Mosque
    3. Masjid of Akhund Mullah
    4. Shankaracharya Temple
    5. Jyeshtheswara temple
  • Historical Tourist destinations 
    1. Amarnath Cave
    2. Pari Mahal
  • Sightseeing Activities around Srinagar

As I told earlier Srinagar is full of  lakes and gardens , So it has ample places to stroll and enjoy in the natures lap . Few of the sightseeing places that will definitely blow your mind are

    1. Shikara Ride
    2. Wular Lake
    3. Nagin Lake
    4. Mughal Gardens
    5. Dal Lake The most famous lake in Kashmir valley
    6. Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
    7. Nishat Bagh

What is the Best Time to visit “x” ?

Best time to visit Srinagar would be in summer months of April to September and avoid taking the land route during moonsoon.

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