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7 Best Places to visit in Srinagar

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Srinagar is one of the biggest cities of Jammu and Kashmir and also the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is also known as “Switzerland of India”. It is the main attraction point of tourists. Every year a number of tourists come here to see the beauty of nature. The best thing is that the environment is very clean and pure. Weather of Srinagar is very pleasant during summer. There are lots of places to visit in Srinagar.

places to visit in srinagar

Once you visit this place, your soul will automatically connect with nature. The temperature here rarely goes above 32 degrees and when it goes above 30 degrees then most probably it rains. The must-visit places in Srinagar are

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Srinagar is in between the month of March to October. Most tourists visit Srinagar throughout the year. But in the months of November to February, there is heavy snowfall. So, it is advised that not to go to Srinagar in these months.

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1. Dal Lake

Shikara Ride on Dal Lake
Dal Lake

It is one of the most famous places to visit in Srinagar. Lots of tourists come here every day to enjoy the beautiful scenes of Mother Nature. The view of the lake is charismatic. Here people enjoy the rides of Shikara (boat). Tourists can take houseboats facilities where they can stay the whole night at reasonable prices. Beautiful fountains can be seen in the lake which reflects sunlight in seven colors (Rainbow).

Opening Timings: From Sunrise to Sunset

Tickets: Free to walk around. Charges for boating only

2. Nehru Garden

Nehru Garden located in the centre of Dal Lake and an important places to visit in Srinagar
Nehru Garden

It is located in the center of the Dal lake. To reach a Nehru garden from the bank of dal lake you can hire a Shikara (boat). It is basically a garden where you can find beautiful flowers and from this site, you can see the proper view of dal lake. There is a pool inside this garden, you can here also.

Opening Timings: From sunrise to sunset

Tickets: 24 INR per person.

3. Shalimar Garden

Shalimar Garden is one of the largest garden in Srinagar
Shalimar Garden

It is one of the largest gardens in Srinagar. It is only 10-12 km far from Dal Lake. The entry fees are very less in Shalimar Garden. The beauty of this garden cannot describe in words. The entrance of the garden is very charming. It is an ideal place for photographers. People like to come here to see the beauty of nature. Many locals also visit there because Shalimar Garden is a very relaxing place. So people like to spend some time there. There are lots of Dhabas nearby Shalimar Garden, so you can spend some time with your family in eating.

Opening Timings: From sunrise to sunset.

Tickets: 12 INR per person.

4. Nigeen Lake

Nigeen Lake is one of the best places to visit in Srinagar
Nigeen Lake

It is only 5-6 km far from Dal Lake. Here you can take Shikara ride and take houseboats to stay like as in the case of Dal Lake. In this Lake, you can enjoy the real beauty of nature and can take photographs of nature. Beautiful mountains in the background give amazing views of nature which tourists like to capture in cameras and this view leaves you spellbound.

Opening Timings: From sunrise to sunset.

Tickets: Only boating charges.

5. Nishat Bagh

Nishat Bagh is one of the most beautiful garden in Srinagar
Nishat Bagh

It is situated on the bank of the Dal lake and it is also one of the most beautiful gardens of Srinagar and also known as the Garden of bliss. Here you can find the lush green fields and the beautiful fountains.  Here people like to take photographs because the view of mountains behind this bagh is very beautiful. This is a perfect picnic spot.

Opening Timings: From sunrise to sunset.

Tickets: 12 INR per person. (may very)

6. Chashme Shahi

Chashme Shahi is one of the offbeat places to visit in Srinagar located at top of the hill
Chashme Shahi

It is the mesmerizing place of Srinagar. Chashme Shahi is basically a waterfall and its stunning view leaves you spellbound. It has its historical importance as well. Chashme Shahi is situated at the top of the city so free here you can see the view of the whole city. So many tourists like to go there.

Opening Timings: From 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Tickets: No charges.

7. Shankracharya Temple

Shankracharya Temple is located on the top of Shankracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Range. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and also known as Jyeshteshwara Temple. It is located at an elevation of 1000 ft. above the valley floor. It is located near Chashme Shahi. From here you can capture the beautiful view of Srinagar City. This place has its historical importance also. There are total 243 steps leading up to the temple area . Temple remains open till 8 PM.

Opening Timings: From 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Tickets: No charges.

How to reach Srinagar

By Flight

You can go to Srinagar by flight easily. Srinagar Airport is well connected with all the major cities Airport.

By Train

You cannot go to Srinagar by train easily. Because Srinagar Railway Station is not more connected with outer areas trains. It is better to go by cab

By Road

The best way to go to Srinagar by road is to go by cab. If you want a budget trip then you can go in sharing a taxi which is easily available from Jammu. We have not advised you to go by bus because there are very limited buses and that buses are not going to Srinagar directly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1 : Which are the best places to visit in srinagar?

A : There are lots of places to visit in Srinagar like Dal Lake, Nigeen Lake, Nehru Garden, Shalimar Garden, Nishat Bagh, Chashme Shahi, Shankracharya Temple etc.

Q2 : Which is the best time to visit Srinagar?

A : Travelers love to visit Srinagar all over the year because the weather of Srinagar is pleasant in summer as well as in winter. In the winters from November to February, it is not advised to go there because of heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

Q3 : What can i buy in Srinagar?

A : You can buy walnuts, Kashmiri Shawls, Kashmiri Traditional Clothes, kidney beans etc.

Q4 : Is it safe to visit Srinagar?

A: Yes Srinagar is very safe for all tourists. You can visit here anytime. All area is under the control of our great Army.

So, here we try to give the list of the best places to visit in Srinagar. If we leave any major place then let us know. We will be more than happy to add that place to our list. We don’t want to miss any place in this beautiful city. In the end, we can only say that we cannot describe the real beauty of this place within words. You have to make a visit here to explore it completely. We also want to hear your memorable stories as well. So share your amazing stories and tell us which things or places you like the most in Srinagar?

Thank You!!!


  1. Sure dear, according to me plan like this. Come from your city to sringar and take hotel near dal lake. There you can find good hotel in economical prices and location is very safe. Here you can hire the sumo in very less rates for going to harwan, nishat garden , shalimar bagh etc. easily plan only 1 night stay there and after visit go to patnitop or gulmarg which are very close to srinagar. Also if you are planning to go to Vaishno mata then wait for our next post because we r making our next post on vaishno mata katra, Jammu.

  2. Firstly i liked ur blog very much and secondly i wanted to ask u abt the food there. Is that cheap or costly than that of the other states of north India??

  3. Thanks Sir, food is great there.
    People mostly eat non veg but you can find veg restaurants also and rs. 200 Approx. is enough for two persons. You can find restaurants near dal lake easily.

    1. Well, I think tourism will increase in future because of this great action by Indian Government, but if you are planning to visit here then wait for some time because situation is very critical here and must listen news before going there. If you need any help regarding your visit in Kashmir then you can freely ask to us

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