Known for its exquisite Mughal Gardens, a pristine lake, and scenic Himayalan vistas, Srinagar is indeed the 'Venice of East.' This paradise on earth is a blend of multiple cultures, and their rich heritage, worldwide famous for its unique handloom and handicraft - Pashmina Shawls are the most popular.
Srinagar's weather is pleasant throughout the year which attracts tourists from all over the world. The city only experiences two types of seasons - summers and winters. Due to its natural setting, Srinagar does not experience a proper monsoon season. Hence, monsoons are quite dull here. The best time to visit Srinagar
is from the month of April to the month of October. This time is perfect for sightseeing as the weather is pleasant and people can admire its flora in its full glory.
The peak tourist season to visit Srinagar
is during the summers when the temperature is around 14-degree Celsius to 30-degree Celsius making the city a slightly hotter and pleasant to travel around.
It is a popular honeymoon destination, and many people also prefer winters and autumns to be the best season to travel to Srinagar. During autumn, one can witness the visual delight of the fall season.
If you are a nature lover, you will love this place. Apart from the mesmerizing view of the mountains and serene lake, Srinagar is famous for its Mughal Gardens. Mughal Gardens is a group of gardens built by the Mughals Emperors in the Persian style of architecture particularly in Charbagh style. The gardens feature various pools, fountains, and canals inside that add to its existing beauty and are one of the prime Srinagar tourist places
to visit. The gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the 'Mughal Gardens of India.' In Srinagar, there are around six gardens that fall under the category of Mughal Gardens - Nishat Bagh
, Shalimar Bagh, Achabal Bag, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal and Verinag. There are many places to explore in Srinagar that will leave you awe-inspired. To avoid missing anything out, you should book a Srinagar tour package
Srinagar hosts many amazing and unique festivals that you must witness once in your lifetime. The Tulip Festival in Srinagar is one of a kind festival attracting people from around the world. Srinagar also houses the largest Tulip Garden in Asia. The festival is organized in the month of March-April.
The Navroz Festival is the new year festival of Shia Muslims and is celebrated with great pomp for nine days.
Celebrated in the month of July, Gurez Festival is the festival of Gurez Tribe of Srinagar. The occasion is celebrated with great enthusiasm where the tribe members perform traditional folk dance and music.
During July/August, Shikara Festival is celebrated where visitors ride on beautifully decorated shikaras on the Dal Lake.
Srinagar is one of the largest saffron producers in the world. Hence, the city organizes the Saffron Festival in the last week of
October. It is a great opportunity to get home one of the most expensive spices in the world.
The other festivals include Watersports Festival, Dance, and Music of Srinagar, Garden of Paradise Festival, Eid Ul Fitr, Ramzan Festival, Urs Festival, etc., the list is unending.
Finding a decent well-furnished hotel is not a task in Srinagar. You can find hotels from cheap to 5-star. However, it is advisable to book hotels in Srinagar