Srinagar, which is also known as the “Land of lakes,” is the most alluring place among the places enlisted under the list of Kashmir tours. It has splendid natural beauty and a pure environment. Due to some unconditional and unwanted circumstances, Kashmir had been dominated by the terrorists in the past. But now, it has become a very peaceful and a safe place so that one need not hesitate in planning a trip to the capital city.
Places worth-visiting in Srinagar, have been briefly described below:
Gardens: Srinagar’s gardens are immeasurable and spacious. They are magnificent with bright flowers and amazing sight. It starts with the garden “Shalimar Bagh” built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife. Heading on to the next door, visitors may visit Nishat Mughal Garden bordered by Dal Lake. Visitors will get to see different botanical gardens, on the way, where the Tulip Festival is celebrated with great pomp and show during the month of April.
Lakes: Lakes are the center of attraction of Srinagar. Dal Lake and Nigeen Lake are the most famous ones out of all the lakes present over here. All these places come under the list of places enlisted in Srinagar tour packages. Visitors may also experience the once in a lifetime experience with houseboats that keep floating on these lakes.
Old City: A visit to Srinagar will remain incomplete until visitors explore the atmospheric and distinctly wooden Old City. Within the city reside a number of influential mosques such as Jama Masjid. This mosque is the largest mosque one may find in Kashmir. Its ceilings are supported by 378 wooden deodar pillars. On the banks of the Jhelum River, there lies an astonishingly splendid mosque namely, Shah Hamdan Mosque. Its interiors and front are embellished with colourful Kashmiri art work.
Handicrafts: Kashmiri handicrafts are famous worldwide, and some tour packages provide such packages in which visitors can have a one-to-one interaction with the artists. It is called a handicraft or a heritage walking tour. Visitors would get plenty of shops along the Boulevard, which are full of handicrafts from where they may buy some hand-made gifts for their relatives or friends. Kashmir Government Arts Emporium has an extensive range of these kinds of products.
Shankaracharya Hill: Shankaracharya Hill is another viewpoint for a panoramic view over Srinagar apart from Pari Mahal. There is a small gray stone Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The fact that it was a Buddhist Temple, but later became a Hindu Temple when a Shiva Linga was introduced into this temple by a Hindu Philosopher Adi Shankaracharya makes it an interesting place to visit. To get to this place, visitors need to cross the Nehru Park first and then walk up to 250 steps to reach over there.
Hence, if you are planning to take any of Kashmir Tour Packages, make sure it includes these destinations. Without visiting these, the journey to the heaven won’t be complete!