Top places to visit in Srinagar

Here are the top 25 places to visit in Srinagar

1. Dal Lake

7 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Srinagar

The jewel of Srinagar, the Dal lake is synonymous to a visit to Srinagar and almost a visual definition to the town. Spread over a straggling 26 sq.kms, it is the most photogenic stretch of this instance of paradise on earth and undoubtedly also the most sought after of attractions.

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2. Mughal Gardens

6 kms
from city center

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2 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Built in the Mughal era, donning its majestic architecture, are the Mughal gardens. The garden is a combination of the Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Gardens & Chashm-e-Shahi. The most prominent feature of the gardens its long stretches of cascading fountains makes this a must see for every traveler.

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3. Shalimar Bagh

10 kms
from city center

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3 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Shalimar Bagh is one of a beautifully laid garden by Mughal emperor Jahangir. Exhibiting the exemplary craftsmanship of Mughals in horticulture, the place is quite popular with tourists from all over the world.

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4. Nishat Bagh

9 kms
from city center

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4 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Laid out in 1633, the Nishant Bagh fondly known as the Garden of Joy. Its beauty is enhanced by the well-manicured landscapes, long avenues of Chinar & cypress trees, rare flowering plants, 12 terraces & several bubbling fountains that's cover the whole expanse of the garden.

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5. Char Chinar

7 kms
from city center

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5 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Dal Lake is marked by an island which houses ancient and beautiful Chinar trees. Don't forget to ask your Shikara to be steered in this direction to catch a view of this island.

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6. Shikara Ride

4 kms
from city center

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6 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

The paramount reason why people come to Srinagar is for the relaxing and memorable Shikara rides. Taking the ride across the scenic Dal Lake at the backdrop of the majestic slow clad Himalaya's is indeed an experience in itself both enjoyable and unparallel.

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7. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

8 kms
from city center

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7 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Lines of tulip cultivation in every possible colour with a backdrop of the majestic Zabarwan Hills, is the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden and a view which one must not miss while in Srinagar.

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8. Shankaracharya Temple

8 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Visit this effulgent, age old temple in Srinagar to feel closer to the gods. Situated at a height of about 1100 feet on the south-east of the city, this sacred temple offers splendid views of the valley and the snow clad mountains of the Pir Panjal range.

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9. Wular Lake

37 kms
from city center

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9 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

The famed Wular lake is India's largest freshwater lake and serves as a natural reservoir by drawing the excess water from the River Jhelum. An experience unparalleled, this unexplored and untouched lake is home to several species of birds and thus haven for bird watchers.

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10. Yusmarg

31 kms
from city center

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10 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Considered by some as the best place in Jammu and Kashmir, mostly because of its undisturbed landscape, a less frequented but extremely beautiful hill station, Yusmarg is now connected by a very good motorable road.

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11. Hazratbal Shrine

53 kms
from city center

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11 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Hazratbal Mosque, situated on the western shore of the pristine Dal Lake, is a very sacred Muslim shrine in Hazratbal. Hazratbal's special significance is derived from the fact that it houses a heir of the prophet Muhammad, a relic, titled Moi-e-Muqqadas. The relic is only displayed to the public on religious occasions, usually accompanied by colourful fairs afterwards. The shrine commands a grand view of the lake and the mountain beyond, especially when its pristine white marble elegance is reflected in the waters of the lake.

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12. Baramulla

44 kms
from city center

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12 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

A famous tourist destination, Baramulla's charm lies in its untouched beauty. Having close proximity to Srinagar, Baramulla drives towards itself hordes of tourists each year.

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13. Jamia Masjid

5 kms
from city center

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13 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

The calm serenity of this Masjid makes you feel more connected and closer to the Almighty. Jama Masjid is one of the oldest and the biggest mosques in Kashmir.

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14. City Shopping

4 kms
from city center

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14 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Srinagar is the place to shop for all that the state is famous for. Essentials include Cashmere Shawls, leather products, carpets, rugs, mats, dry fruits and more.

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15. Tarsar Marsar Trek

33 kms
from city center

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15 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

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16. Nehru Garden

5 kms
from city center

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16 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Providing you the best view of the Dal lake is Nehru garden. With its well maintained landscapes, you can head out to this garden on a lazy Sunday morning for a picnic or simply relaxing.

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17. Challi Point

4 kms
from city center

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17 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Challi Point is one of the most trendy and popular places in Srinagar. With the Dal lake in the backdrop, this place bustles with both tourists and locals spending some enjoyable time amidst breathtaking sceneries.

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18. Chashm-E-Shahi

8 kms
from city center

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18 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

With spellbinding beauty and aesthetic fountains, The Chashmeshahi Garden is a famous tourist destination. The garden consists of a pavilion and three terraces and is famous for the natural spring that flows from it.

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19. Pari Mahal

7 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Srinagar

The House of Fairies or Pari Mahal is a historic monument placed above the beautiful Chashma Shahi Gardens near Srinagar. A well-laid spacious garden surrounds this structure, which was once a Buddhist monastery and later served as a school of astrology promoted by the eldest son of Shah Jahan, Dara Shikoh.

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20. Nagin Lake

5 kms
from city center

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20 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Engulfing you in its blue serene waters is the Nagin lake located on the eastern side of Srinagar city (6 km reachable within 11 mins by taxi). Also known as the "Jewel in the Ring", it is separated from the Dal Lake by a thin causeway.

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21. Chinar Park

2 kms
from city center

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21 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Chinar park is a recent addition to the tourism scene in Srinagar. Housing three island, old Chinar trees, flowers, musical fountains, kiosks, an open air theater for cultural programs and swings, the park is quickly making its way to the list of favorites of the town.

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22. Khanqah of Shah Hamdan

2 kms
from city center

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22 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Built on the sandy banks of the Jhelum river in Srinagar, is the Khanqah Of Shah Hamda. It is bustling with activity and people on the sixth day of Dul-Haj (the last month of the Islamic Lunar calendar), on the death anniversary of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani.

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23. Dachigam National Park

23 kms
from city center

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23 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

Literally translating into the 'ten villages', a possible reference to the ten settlements that were relocated to have the National Park here, what was initially constructed to take care of the drinking water supply of the town, is today a habitat to a number of species of wildlife.

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24. Sri Pratap Singh Museum

2 kms
from city center

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24 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

The Pratap Singh Museum is home to ancient terracotta heads dating back to the 3rd century, found at the Buddhist site at Ushkur & molded terracotta plaques of the 4th & 5th century from Harwan.

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25. Anantnag

51 kms
from city center

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25 out of 25
Places To Visit in Srinagar

The capital of commerce of J&K, Anantnag is filled with hot springs, lakes, temples and shrines. The place is known for its religious tolerance and there are shrines that belong to both the Hindus and the Muslims.

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