In the Kashmir region of India, Srinagar is the largest city and is the summer capital of the Jammu and Kashmir state. Srinagar Airport
serves as the gateway to the city, and the train to Jammu followed by a taxi or bus ride is another common means to enter the city. Within the city, richshaws, taxis, and buses are the common means of public transportation. Travelers can also rent a motorbike.
There are several things to see and do in Srinagar, and viewing the gardens is certainly one of them. The Mughal Gardens are a collection of three gardens - Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Chashme Shahi - that reflect the Mughal Emperor’s concept of paradise. Pari Mahal is another beautiful garden with centuries of history and breathtaking city views. The mosques are quite a sight as well for both the worshipper and the traveler, none more astounding than the Jamia Masjid Mosque
. Trekking excursions to the Himalayan Mountains and paragliding are a couple popular and adventurous activities that can be found here.
The choice of accommodation in Srinagar is diverse and plentiful. The city center holds the highest concentration of choices, from budget to high-end. The city’s location next to Dal Lake
has inspired the use of house boats, and travelers can find quite a variety to choose from within the city, along the edge of the lake, and even out on the lake. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Srinagar for hotels and must-see destinations.