Srinagar Packages FAQs
A. Kashmir is gorgeous at all times of the year and looks remarkably different in every season. Summer, autumn, winter and spring are quite clearly defined in this hilly landscape. Come spring and the valley is bursting with delicate blossoms in every imaginable colour and the lush meadows carpet the hillside. Summer months are as refreshingly green, but it is the autumn that heralds the beginning of the fruit season as the orchards are heavy with apples and peaches. But for some snow and winter sports the months between December and February are ideal when the valley turns into a winter wonderland. While selecting from a host of Srinagar packages, choose the season you best prefer.
Q. How safe is it to travel to Srinagar?
A. It is wonderful that you are scouring Srinagar travel packages, but make sure you are aware of the situation on the ground in this volatile region. The city is often crippled by communal tension and you can get caught in a curfew or demonstration, worse still riots. Although it is largely peaceful these days, it is still best to check its political weather before planning your trip.
Q. What is the local mode of transportation in Srinagar?
A. The local transport is frankly best avoided because they are wholly unreliable. You will spot Mazda buses and Matadors on the street, and while they are good for getting around; they are inevitably packed to capacity, and tend to make one too many halts along the way. Plenty of auto-rickshaws around too, but they are quite expensive because they run on petrol and not CNG like in other parts of the country. Additionally, they don’t have a meter. Snow Cab is Kashmir’s version of radio taxi like Ola or Uber, only they cannot be booked with an app, and you need to call up the cab service to book your ride. Even these are pretty expensive.
Q. What are the adventure sports opportunities in Srinagar?
A. The lover of the outdoor can explore river rafting, paragliding, ice-skating, heli-skiing, trekking, camping, fishing, mountaineering, gondola rides and golfing on a trip to Kashmir. It is important to mention your preferences while choosing from a vast array of Srinagar tour packages.
Q. Which is the best time to visit the Tulip Garden in Srinagar?
A. Spring season is the best to visit the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden because it is the time the Tulip Festival kicks off showing off the gorgeous tulips, the hyacinths, and the daffodils in all their glory. With a view of the Dal Lake and against the backdrop of the Zabarwan Range, the Tulip Garden in Srinagar truly comes to life at this time of the year. To witness a gathering of tulip lovers and photography enthusiasts from around the world, visit in April when the Tulip Festival is in full swing.
Q. When is a good time to go boating on the Dal Lake in Srinagar?
A. The months between May and November are ideal to visit the Dal Lake and hop aboard a Shikara - Gondola boat, and explore the surrounding scenery, the Mughal Gardens and the elaborate pavilions fringing it. You can even choose to stay a few nights on a houseboat and experience breathtaking sunrises and life on this calm lake with its own raucous local life. Winter months are best avoided because the lake freezes and you cannot go sailing in it.
Q. Are there direct flights from Delhi to Srinagar?
A. There are multiple non-stop flights operating out of New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to Kashmir’s Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport, also called the Srinagar Airport. With an average flying duration of 1.5 hours, the operations between the two cities are provided by IndiGo, SpiceJet, AirAsia, and GoAir. Flights are available at a great frequency through the morning and early evening between New Delhi and Srinagar.
Q. Is it safe to travel at night in Srinagar?
A. You had better avoid it if possible because some sections could be off-limits post sundown for security reasons, and there could be police checking on some routes. Landslides pose a threat to nighttime travel. It is better to travel around in the daytime when the visibility is much better, and the roads open.
Q. What are the timings of the local buses around in Srinagar?
A. The state transport buses ply between 05:00 am to 06:00 pm. The late night buses are usually privately-operated Volvo coaches.
Q. Are there enough ATMs in Srinagar or do I need to carry more cash on my travels?
A. There are several ATMs in Srinagar, and you do not have to rely on cash alone. But in Gulmarg and Pahalgam, it could be a touch difficult to chance upon frequent ATMs. So, before leaving Srinagar you are advised to carry sufficient cash for your trip further to these remoter hilly districts. And even if do find an ATM by SBI over there, it may not necessarily have cash on it.