Angelic natural beauty, mesmerizing lakes and vibrant gardens, Srinagar is undoubtedly a paradise on the earth. The unspoiled beauty of this North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is just incredible. Its beauty has captivated people since ancient times, from the Mughals, Mauryans to the British, this hill station has been the center of attraction over the passage of history. Lying in the beautiful Kashmir Valley, it is widely renowned for its bewitching lakes and panoramic vistas of colorful houseboats.
The beautiful hill station welcomes thousands of visitors every year that just casts a spell on them and bet it, tourists can’t resist themselves from visiting the place again. Srinagar is home to many spectacular lakes outshining it from other hill stations in India. Besides, the widely known Dal Lake, tourists can also pay a visit to the Nagin Lake nestled in the east of this city. Wullar Lake is another yet alluring freshwater lake on the outskirts of this hill station. Floating on the beautiful Shikaras on the Dal Lake is surely a lifetime experience.
A tour to Srinagar would be incomplete if you didn’t visit the royal Mughal gardens here. The prominent gardens at Nishat, Chasmashahi and Shalimar were built on the Mughal concept of being a paradise on the earth and are apt as well. Shalimar Bagh is one of the most popular gardens in Srinagar and offers an enthralling view of the Dal Lake and Pir Panjal mountain range.
Another must visit spot in Srinagar is the famous Shankaracharya Temple that dates back it roots in 250 B.C. Formerly known as the Gopadri Temple, King Lalitaditya in the sixth century renamed it as Shankaracharya Temple. Along with this, don’t forget to visit the Pari Mahal, which once used to be a Buddhist monastery and now an acclaimed school of astrology in the hill station.
As far as the availability of accommodation options in Srinagar is concerned, there are plenty of luxury hotels, mid-range and budget hotels catering to the diverse preferences of tourists. However, houseboats are the most-talked about staying options in this serene hill station. Experience the best vacations of your life in Srinagar this time. Have a wonderful time!