About Srinagar Tourism

Surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains; adorned with the beautiful Mughal gardens and the tranquil Dal & Nigeen lakes, Srinagar is rightly referred to as the ‘Land of Lakes and Gardens’. This beautiful place also boasts being one of the dream travel destinations in India for honeymooners and family vacationers.

The summer capital of J&K union territory, Srinagar is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India that impresses vacationers primarily with its unique experiences of a shikara ride and houseboat stay on Dal and Nigeen lakes. Another experience to relish is witnessing one of its kind Floating Vegetable Market on Dal Lake. 

Best Time to Visit Srinagar


Summer Season in Srinagar (March till June, Temperature 15°C to 30°C) 

In summer season i.e between March and June, Srinagar’s temperature remains about 30°C, which is perfect for enjoying sightseeing in the afternoons as well. During March and April, the temperature is in 20s but it is ideal time to see the entire valley bloom with a variety of flowers.


Monsoon Season in Srinagar (July to September, Temperature 13°C to 17°C)

The months between July and September is when Srinagar receives rainfall. However, rains are intermittent and moderate making visiting Srinagar in monsoon a great experience.


Winter Season in Srinagar (October to February, Temperature -2°C to 12°C)

Srinagar turns into a fairytale land with the arrival of winter. Between December and February, the mercury dips to 0°C or even less followed by heavy snowfall. If you enjoy snow, winter is the best time to visit Srinagar.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Srinagar


Dal Lake

The pride of Kashmir Tourism, Dal Lake in Srinagar is the best delight for nature, adventure & luxury holiday seekers.


Tulip Garden

Adorned by more than 70 varieties of flowers, the Tulip garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Srinagar.


Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal is adorned with a seven-terraced garden that has a variety of flowering plants, trees, and shrubs for the visitors to see.


Shalimar Garden

Shalimar Bagh is the largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir valley and thus is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Srinagar.


Chashma Shahi

One of the must visit attraction in Srinagar, Chashme is mainly famous for its natural spring and is a part of the Mughal Gardens.


Nagin Lake

A haven for nature lovers, Nigeen/Nagin Lake is a popular tourist place to visit in Srinagar.

Top Things to Do in Srinagar



Enjoy golfing amidst the scenic beauty of Srinagar at the oldest 18-hole golf course in Kashmir.


Shikara Ride

Sail on the calming waters of Dal and Nigeen Lakes on the traditional Shikhara boats and witness the unique floating lifestyle.


Houseboat Stay

Gift yourself and your loved ones a unique and unforgettable experience of staying in a houseboat in Srinagar.


Wildlife Sighting

Witness the rich flora & fauna of Kashmir including the rare Kashmiri Hangul (stag) in Dachigam National Park.

How to Reach Srinagar?


By Air

Srinagar has its own international airport which connects it to major cities and towns in India as well as with some countries of the world.


By Rail

The nearest railway station to Srinagar is in Jammu, which is around 266 km away. From Jammu, one can choose to either fly to Srinagar or reach by road.


By Bus

National Highway 1A connects Srinagar to many cities and towns of India like Amritsar, Delhi, Chandigarh, Leh, and Jammu.

Srinagar Travel Guide by Category

Accommodation in Srinagar

The summer capital, Srinagar is unarguably one of the most visited places in Kashmir, and thus, there’s no dearth of hotels & resorts in the city. Srinagar welcomes tourists of all kind and make sure it has accommodations that cater to their different needs.

The experience of staying in a houseboat over the scenic Dal and Nigeen lakes, is recommended to all kinds of travellers, especially honeymoon couples and family vacationers. Other than this, Srinagar’s staying options range from budget hotels to luxury resorts, some of which even face the beautiful Dal Lake.

Top Things to Do in Srinagar

Srinagar keeps you engaged on your holiday with the best of sightseeing tours and its top activities. Therefore, there’s no destination that can match the experiences of what Srinagar has in store for its visitors.

Amongst the top activities to start your Srinagar tour is the shikara ride on the gorgeous Dal Lake. Sail on the boat and experience the unique floating lifestyle amidst a thriving city. Another must-have experience in Srinagar is a stay on a traditional houseboat. Undoubtedly, there’s nothing more surreal that staying in a houseboat and experiencing the best of Kashmir’s hospitality. 

Popular Tourist Attractions in Srinagar

Dotted with lakes, gardens, and historic sites, Srinagar ensures there’s never a dull moment on your tour. The major attraction in Srinagar remains Dal Lake, dubbed the ‘Lifeline of the City,’ the unique floating vegetable market on it too, make for one of the must-see places.

Enhancing the beauty of the city are its lovely Mughal Gardens (Shalimar, Nishat, and Chashme Shahi); the Indira Gandi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar is also an unmissable place to visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is it safe to go out at night in Srinagar?

Yes, it is safe to go out at night in Srinagar. However, please note that the shops and restaurants close early in the city leaving you with almost no options to explore during night time.

Q. Which is the better Houseboat or hotel to stay in Srinagar?

Staying in a houseboat is a unique experience in Srinagar, this is why, it is highly preferred by the tourists.

Q. Are ATMS easily available in Srinagar?

Yes, ATMs of varied private and government banks are widely available in Srinagar.

Q. Do we have any rail connectivity for Srinagar?

No, Srinagar has no rail connectivity.

Q. What is the best way to reach Srinagar?

The best way to reach Srinagar is by air since the city has its own airport.

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