(5200 Ft Above Sea Level)

Jammu and Kashmir | India
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Srinagar is categorised as Lakeside / Business and Transit

Nagin Lake Views
Kheer Bhawani Temple (Photo Courtesy: Akshey25)
Manasbal Lake (Photo Courtesy: Mehrajmir13)
Shikara ride in Dal Lake (Photo Courtesy: Basharat Shah)
Shankaracharya Temple (Photo Courtesy: Burke John)
Avantipur Temple Ruins
Tulip Garden (April)
Views from Shankracharya Hill
Nasim Lake Views
Floating Market
Houseboats by the Boulevard
Chashma Shahi Garden
Shalimar Garden
Nishat Garden
Views of Hari Parbat
Floating Garden
Locals moving around in the Nasim Lake
Jama Masjid
Khanqah Shah Hamadan Mosque
Hazratbal Mosque
Hot Air Balooning in Srinagar

Reasons to Visit
  • Srinagar is the summer capital city of Kashmir.
  • Srinagar is a city famous for its lake experience. Houseboats, Shikaras and Mughal gardens, Handicraft shops.
  • Houseboats stay, unique to Srinagar are an experience. Houseboats are available in Dal, Nagin and Nasim Lake.
  • Dal Lake is touristy and full of Buzz. Nagin lake is quieter and has premium houseboats. Nasim Lake is experiential.
  • Boulevard is the prime tourist locality where a lot of mid-segment hotels are located
  • Mughal Gardens here include Shalimar Garden, Chashme Shahi Garden and Nishat Garden
  • There are many premium hotels around Mughal Gardens and Dal Lake.
  • Maulana Azad Road is the prime commercial locality here where a lot of business hotels are located
  • There are several birds found around the lake and as its wetlands recommended for bird watching.
  • Ethnic cuisine in Kashmir, known as Wazwan Cuisine is widely available in Srinagar
  • Srinagar is also an access point for other destinations in Kashmir such as Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg
  • Srinagar is from where guests do a day visit to Gulmarg and Sonamarg.
Know It
  • There are only two liquor shops in entire Srinagar and Liquor consumption is a social taboo It snows heavily from Mid-Dec to Mid-Feb and Dal Lake may freeze in Jan - Feb. Tulip Festival in Srinagar is held between 1st week of April to 25th April.
  • Popular Hill Stations of India"Srinagar (5000+ asl) is capital city of Kashmir and is renowned for its lakes, mughal gardens and houseboat experience. Srinagar is a base point to visit Himalayan destinations of Gulmarg (50 kms) and Pahalgam (100 kms)"
  • Most Visited Destinations of Kashmir"Srinagar (5000+ ft asl) is set in a valley and is capital city of Kashmir region. Srinagar is renowned for its Lakes, Mughal Gardens and Houseboat experience that it offers. Srinagar is typically the arrival point and from where visits to other areas such as Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam are undertaken."
  • Airports and Popular Access points in Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh"Srinagar Airport is only access point in Kashmir for visiting destinations of Gulmarg (50 kms), Sonamarg (85 kms) and Pahalgam (100 kms)"
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Srinagar
  • Nearest Railway Station - Udhampur (231 kms), Katra (280 kms), Jammu (300 kms)
  • Please click here for Road Getaways Ex-Srinagar
  • Srinagar is connected by Air with New Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bangalore

Srinagar has 41 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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14 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Srinagar

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)6
Holiday (7 or more)7

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List of Holidays for Srinagar


  • Srinagar Getaway (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Amarnath Yatra with Vaishnodevi (6 Nights)
  • Kashmir Break (5 Nights)
  • Sonamarg - Srinagar Break (6 Nights)
  • Srinagar - Gulmarg Break (5 Nights)
  • Srinagar - Pahalgam Break (6 Nights)
  • Srinagar Extended Getaway (4 Nights)


  • Best of Kashmir (7 Nights)
  • Best of Kashmir with Vaishnodevi (8 Nights)
  • Best of Ladakh with Zanskar Valley (13 Nights)
  • Kashmir Break with Vaishnodevi Extension (7 Nights)
  • Kashmir Experience (10 Nights)
  • Kashmir Experience Ex- Jammu / Udhampur (8 Nights)
  • Kashmir with Vaishnodevi (9 Nights)

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Srinagar has 16 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
One way Srinagar Airport TransferRs. 723

Car On Disposal

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Leh and drop to Jammu (in 3 days) or Vice VersaRs. 30092
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Srinagar - 2 days or Vice VersaRs. 19423

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day Sightseeing in SrinagarRs. 2445
Day visit from Srinagar to Khirbawani Temple and Manasbal LakeRs. 1778
Full day Trip to Gulmarg from SrinagarRs. 1889
Full day Trip to Pahalgam from SrinagarRs. 2445
Full day Trip to Sonmarg from SrinagarRs. 2445
Half day Sightseeing of Mughal Gardens with Shankaracharya TempleRs. 1334
Half day Srinagar Old City VisitRs. 1334

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Srinagar - Same Day or Vice VersaRs. 16519
Pickup/Drop between Srinagar and GulmargRs. 1889
Pickup/Drop between Srinagar and JammuRs. 6667
Pickup/Drop between Srinagar and PahalgamRs. 2445
Pickup/Drop between Srinagar and PatnitopRs. 7980
Pickup/Drop between Srinagar and SonamargRs. 2445

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Srinagar has 5 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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White Water Rafting in Mamar on Sindh River - Short RouteRs. 2353
White Water Rafting on Sindh River - Mamar, Kashmir - Full DayRs. 13334
White Water Rafting on Sindh River - Mamar, Kashmir - Long RouteRs. 4706

Entry Tickets

Services Rates Starting From
Gondola Ride at Gulmarg - Phase IRs. 778
Gondola Ride at Gulmarg - Phase IIRs. 1000

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Destination Ideas

  • Golfing in Srinagar
  • High Altitude Lakes of Kashmir
  • Srinagar Houseboat in Summer
  • Srinagar Houseboat in Winter
  • Srinagar Lakeside Getaway
  • Srinagar to Leh - Biking and Himalayan Adventure drive experience

Stay Ideas

  • Almond Villa Experience
  • Dar Es Salaam Srinagar Lakeside Experience
  • The Lalit Srinagar lakeside experience
  • Vivanta by Taj Srinagar Experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Hari Parbat or Koh e Maran is a hill overlooking Srinagar. It is the site of a Durrani fort (1808) and home to Shakti Temple and Muslim shrines of Khwaja Makhdoom Sahib and Akhund Mullah Shah. There is also a Gurudwara, which commemorates the visit of Guru Hargobind.
    View Point
    Lake Views
    Shikaras are narrow boats to ferry guests from Houseboats to the banks of the lake. Its also the vehicle to ferry supplies. Shikara rides in Dal Lake has been one of the romantic experiences even since Kashmir has been visited by tourists. Shikara ride offers guests a leisurely lakeside experience. Vastness of the lake being such that guests can spend a couple of hours moving around the area into different corners of the lake. Some areas around Boulevard around are very busy and where Shikaras literally jostle for space. Whereas ones a bit away from Boulevard especially around Nagin is quiet and serene.
    Shikara Ride
    Jamia Masjid is a mosque in Srinagar in the middle of the old city built in 1400 AD. The mosque has Indo-Saracenic architecture, a large courtyard and 370 wooden pillars.
    Mosque or Dargah
    Hazratbal is a prominent domed mosque in Srinagar overlooking Dal lake and mountains beyond. Hazratbal is a popular tourist spot and a significant Pilgrim centre for Muslim as it houses a hair of the prophet Muhammad which is displayed to the public on religious occasions. Friday prayers are offered at Hazratbal and attended in large number by locals.
    Mosque or Dargah
    An ancient temple dating back to 250BC where the philosopher Shankaracharya is believed to have stayed here when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatan Dharma
    Temple or Holy Place
    Chasma Shahi, originally designed in 1632 are a set of Mughal Gardens situated at 10 kms from town centre (5 kms from Boulevard) in Srinagar, overlooking Dal lake.
    Mughal Garden
    Nishat Bagh are a set of Mughal gardens at 14 kms and is characterised by terraced lawns, cascading fountains, paint-box-bright flowerbeds with the panorama of the Dal Lake and Pir Panjal mountain range in front of them. Nishat was designed in 1633 AD by Asaf Khan, brother of Nur Jehan.
    Mughal Garden
    Shalimar Gardens are a set of Mughal Gardens at 16 kms from Srinagar and are popularly visited by tourists. Shalimar Gardens (or Shalimar Bagh as its popularly known locally) were built by Mughal Emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jehan. The Gardens are characterised by terraced lawns, cascading fountains, paint-box-bright flowerbeds with the panorama of the Dal in front of them.
    Mughal Garden
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kheer Bhawani Temple is a Devi temple at 22 kms from Srinagar and is considered sacred to Hindus of Kashmir.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Burzahom (2375 BC) is a Neolithic settlement and cemetery at 24 kms from Srinagar.
    Heritage Site
    Pre Historic
    Avantipur temple ruins lie South East of Srinagar and ruins of a 9th century temple are the attraction for visitors
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    The Manasbal lake is located at 30 kms from Srinagar. Road to Wular Lake, the largest lake in Kashmir, passes through this lake. The Mughal garden, called the Garoka, built by Nur Jahan overlooks the lake. The lake is a good place for birdwatching as it is one of the largest natural stamping grounds of Aquatic birds in Kashmir. The rootstocks of lotus plant which grows extensively in the lake are harvested and marketed, and also eaten by the local people. Other Tourist attraction in the lake area are the Manasbal Temple, the ruins of a terraced Mughal garden and sculptured stones of some Buddhist shrines on the banks of the lake.
    Lake or Riverside
    High Altitude Lake
    The Naranag temple is a set of 8th century Lord Shiva temples and attraction for the tourists. The site consists of a cluster of temples facing each other at a distance of about 200 meters. The area is noted for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to the Mount Haramukh (16,870 ft asl) and Gangabal Lake.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Gondola ride in Gulmarg is perhaps the most awesome when it comes to views. The ride is split in two stages and both require diff tickets. Tickets can be sourced online. Both stages are a must do. The Gondola ride is subject to weather.
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The weather is pleasant in the months of May and August, when the Manasbal lake offers water skiing. Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department (JKTD) provides essential water skiing equipment and trained instructors to adventure seekers.
    Gulmarg is home to some of the best slopes in the country for beginners and intermediate Skiers. Among the multitudes of slopes, there are a few which are serviced by ski lifts. Most of the skiing becomes centred on these slopes, which are specially suited to beginners and intermediate level skiers, with ski runs ranging from 200 m to 3 kms, instructors are available for both levels. Skiing is hugely popular in Winter (Jan - March) and serious skiers arrive from all over for upto 2 weeks for skiing.
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Matrand Sun temple near Anantnag is a temple complex built around ancient temple ruins and visited enroute Pahalgam while arriving from Srinagar / Katra / Patnitop via Anantnag.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Sun Temple

Destinations within reach from Srinagar

  • Gulmarg ( 50 Km )

    Gulmarg is a ski resort and summer holiday destination situated 46 km southwest of Srinagar and is more

  • Sonamarg ( 85 Km )

    Sonamarg (85 km from Srinagar) is the last major town before Ladakh and has one of the closest and more

  • Daksum ( 97 Km )

    Daksum (8500 ft asl) is a hillside area overlooking coniferous forests and stunning views. Daksum more

  • Mulbekh ( 240 Km )

    Mulbekh is a small village located in Kargil District. It is about 45 km east of Kargil, enroute more

  • Katra ( 280 Km )

    Katra, is base town to visit Vaishno Devi temple which is 13 kms walk (or a helicopter ride) away more

  • Jammu ( 300 Km )

    Jammu is a point of access for visiting Vaishnodevi Temple, which is 13 km walk from Katra (50 km more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
BoulevardAn area overlooking the Dal lakeside full of mid-segment / value segment hotels. Holiday3
Dal GateA lake front area and Main entry point to the Boulevard area for accessing houseboats.Holiday5
Dal LakeLake where hundreds of houseboats are parked right next to each other and accessible from Boulevard.Holiday/Getaway5
Maulana Azad Road4 kms from Boulevard and 1.7 kms from Lal Chowk area. The area is home to Sri Pratap College within 1 km of the Polo ground and City Golf courseBusiness/Holiday2
Nagin LakeAn area at a corner of Dal Lake where a few Deluxe and Super Deluxe houseboats are moored offering a quieter and more exclusive experience. The access to the area requires a drive around the lake.Holiday/Getaway9
NishatNishat is an area situated right next to Mughal Gardens at few kms from Boulevard areaBusiness/Holiday4
Raj BaghA quiet area at 3 kms from Boulevard / Dal Gate.Business/Holiday2
RanawariDal lake facing area next to Royal Springs Golf Course, Centaur Lake view and in close proximity to The Lalit Srinagar, Vivanta by Taj Srinagar and Tuli Gardens at 3 kms from BoulevardBusiness/Holiday/Getaway3
SonwarArea around Cantonment area at 2 kms from Dal Gate on the Pahalgam roadBusiness/Holiday4
Nasim LakeQuiet lakefront behind Hazratbal MosqueGetaway/Experiential2
Wazir BaghWazir Bagh is a residential area 3 kms South of Srinagar town centre, adjacent to RajbaghTransit/Business/Holiday-
Srinagar OutskirtsResorts in Srinagar Outskirts offer countryside backdrop, spreadout layout and wide ranging authentic experiences and are good for extended getaways.Getaway/Experiential2
Airport in Srinagar
  • Sheikh Ul Alam Airport ( SXR ) , Srinagar
Nearest Railway Stations in Srinagar
  • Udhampur Railway Station ( UHP ), Udhampur-231 Kms
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