Top 10 Things To Do In Srinagar

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If heaven exists anywhere, it’s here, here, here! Welcome to Kashmir

 

If heaven exists anywhere, it’s in Kashmir! 

Here are 10 reasons why Kashmir is known to be heaven on Earth and why it should be on your bucket list this year!

  1. Stay At A Luxurious Houseboat 

These lavish floating boats reflect the authentic hospitality of Kashmir. Find peace as you float across the river and watch the world slow down.

2. Take A Shikara Ride At Dal Lake

The lakes in Srinagar are among the most romantic places to stay on Earth. Fall in love all over again as you float past scenic mountains and greenery with the crisp air caressing your face.

3. Get A Glimpse Of The Floating Market 

 

Kashmiris living near the lake buy their daily supplies here from 5 am till 7 am. You will have to wake up a little early to experience this, but it’s well worth it.

4. Eat Authentic Kashmiri Wazwan

You know what they say. No local experience is complete without tasting the food there. Wazwan is a traditional Kashmiri meal savoured on festivals & marriages. All the dishes are meat-based using lamb or chicken with few vegetarian dishes.

5. Visit The Tulip Garden

This one deserves special attention. This is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread across 30 hectares, Read more: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar Is Asia’s Largest Tulip Garden

6. Take A Tour Of The Royal Palace

This is where Maharaja Hari Singh used to live. Visit Maharaja Hari Singh’s abode, a luxurious suite with four bedrooms. Spend an evening at the café overlooking Dal lake under the shade of Chinar trees.

7. Get a Bird’s Eye View Of Kashmir

Located at the top of Zabarwan mountain, Pari Mahal overlooks the whole of Srinagar. Live your fairy-tale moment at the Pari Mahal. It’s probably the closest you’ll come to feel like an real life Bollywood heroine.

8. Drink The Spring Water At Chasme Shahi

It is rumoured that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru drank the pure waters of this spring. Said to have healing properties, this is possibly the purest fresh water, you’ll have tasted.

9. Try 60 Varieties Of Teas

Try the noon chai or the traditional Kahwa as you enjoy the view of Jhelum river. Kahwa is a warm – traditional green tea preparation – that somehow encaptures the warmth of the Kashmiris.

10. Indulge In Shopping

Buy the traditional pashmina or paper mache art Kashmir is known for. Srinagar has gorgeous handicrafts, hand woven shawls & paper mache that will leave you spellbound. Take a memory home.

Kritika Kukreja
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